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Hi I'm Melissa

Love dinosaurs, robots, and cats. Scared of monkeys. I'm a missionary in Boston and I'm a mormon!

About Me

I'm full of awkwardly hilarious stories and love cats way too much for my own good. I love family history work and indexing. I go to bed early, wake up early, and wish teenagers would turn that blasted "music" down. It's rare for me to show up to an event/meeting sans homemade treats to share. Crocheting quietly at home is my kind of party. I guess what I'm trying to say is: I am your grandmother. Monkeys are the creepiest organisms on the planet. Before coming to Boston as a full-time missionary, I was studying pre-pharmacy and working as a pharmacy technician. I love studying about biological processes and think it's fascinating to try to replicate normal functions with science and little pills. As I learn more about the human body, my testimony of God's greatness (and my own weakness) increases. My favorite article of clothing is my pair of hand-decorated dinosaur sweat pants.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have taught me in formal and informal ways that adhering to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, housed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the best way to be unified as a family. It is, in fact, the ONLY way we can be united forever. More importantly, I'm the product of parents who raised me to "experiment upon the word" and find out for myself. I did, and it worked. It's all true.

How I live my faith

Coming closer to Christ is all about letting go of our selfish desires and trying to align our will with His. Right now I can do that in a dramatic way: temporarily parting with my beloved family, Michael Jackson music, pet cats, secular education, and awesome job to serve a full-time mission for the Church in Massachusetts and Connecticut. It's something I never thought I'd do (I mean - it sounds pretty scary, right?) but so far it's proved to be the hardest and best few months of my life. I have learned that there is nothing that brings more joy (in the true, eternal sense of the word) than being an instrument in the hands of God to bring to pass His work and build His Kingdom.