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Hi I'm Megan

I am engaged to a wonderful guy. I speak Russian. I love music, baking, languages, and dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would consider myself an eclectic person. I study Biomedical Science, yet love to decorate wedding cakes, am an avid Latin dancer, play classical violin, and have always wanted to speak Russian, Arabic, and Spanish. After college, I plan on becoming a pediatric physician's assistant and helping my husband through his college. I have a wonderful family with two great parents, one brother, his wife, daughter and child-on-the-way, and two older sisters. We're 4 kids in 5.5 years, so our house was never clean, but we're able to relate to each other now that we're older. I hope to have a family of my own and want to show them the world. If there is a way we can help serve the world wherever we go, I hope we take advantage of that.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church through missionaries knocking on doors. All of my siblings were born into the Church, however, only 2 of us are active in it today. I had to choose to remain in the Church. I was baptized at 8 and felt that I have always had a testimony. It makes logical sense that I would be loved, and it makes sense to my heart and being that we have a God. The watchmaker God analogy, formed by Fontenelle and expounded by William Paley, describe a God who intricately designed a watch, knowing every detail and gadget inside. I know that God, my Heavenly Father, created me, and knows me perfectly, loves me perfectly. The doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is beautiful and speaks truth to me. Although truth is found all over the world, no other religion, philosophy, or theology, is as complete as is the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is complete and true. I find and am given such incredible understanding of who I am, who I can become, what potential I have, and the desires I have to be the person my Father and Savior Jesus Christ want me to become. This is why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

President Thomas Monson, the prophet, said, "The future is as bright as your faith." I have faith that is continuously moving: either growing or getting smaller. This is part of life. Sometimes life is just difficult and frustrating; as a consequence, my faith can waver. Then I look at my refrigerator to a quote by Elder Richard G. Scott, "I don't know exactly what my future holds, but I know exactly who holds my future." Now, combining the two, if I have a moving, growing faith that I allow to work in my life and if I have faith in my Father, my Savior, myself, then what a wonderful future I can have. That's how I try to live my faith: with optimism. There will be difficulties along the way, but I can't lose hope and yell at whoever bumps into me, cuts me off on the road, gives me a bad grade, or tries to sit next to me. I try to be kind to everyone with a genuine love, just as our Savior had. I try to smile at strangers. I try to remember who I represent, Jesus Christ, and never put filth on that name. I try to remember charity: the pure love of Christ. This means I'll serve others, both in my ward and community. Am I perfect? No, I wrote "try". But, the saying is, "You either try or you don't!"

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Megan
I wanted to serve a mission badly! I studied abroad in Russia and met with the missionaries, mainly American, over there. They all jokingly said, "If you serve a mission, you'll come to Russia!" I would have loved that because I love the Russian people and love missionary work! When I got back home with one more year in school to finish, I was contemplating the idea of serving and when. I felt impressed that I was not going to serve a mission, and that's fine. Heavenly Father has ways for all of us to serve. Some a full-time mission, others not, but missions are not a requirement to be a member of the Church. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Megan
Awesome. There is absolutely an equality between men and women in the Church. People outside may see that because men hold the Priesthood, and women cannot, that that's a form of inequality. Gender is a divine characteristic of who we are and plays a most significant role what we will do in Heavenly Father's personal plan for each of us. The Priesthood is a beautiful tool of service and is a gift to everyone, both those who hold it and those who are directly blessed by it. It is the men of the Church who bless us with the organization of the Church, ordinances, and Priesthood blessings. It is the women of the Church who bless us with compassionate service, charity, and sustaining the Priesthood. Likewise, men and women serve side-by-side in bringing about the work of the Church. Prophets of the Church will always contribute their strength to our Heavenly Father and to their wives. Show more Show less