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Hi I'm Megan!

I'm a college student, a literature enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Megan, and I am in my junior year at BYU. I grew up all over the place, though I'm most recently from Georgia. I'm studying physics, with a little math and computer science on the side, and I love to read anything under the sun.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, first of all, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the Gospel. That's pretty impressive. Also, I've found joy in the Gospel's teachings. I (of no blame to my parents. They're simply splendid and worked hard for my benefit) was a miserable child. My parents loved me (still do) and were the sweetest to me, but I was just rotten. A few years after my birth father was deceased, my mother remarried to the most wonderful man in the world (and I mean it!). I was a rotten tomato. Sure I went to church and such, but my heart wasn't in it. Then, one day, my father (I refuse to call him my step-father) took me to the Las Vegas temple to have a talk with me. I'm pretty sure that's when my life turned around. By studying the scriptures, getting closer to my family (I've got six siblings), going to church, and generally observing the statutes of the Gospel, I have been able to have a more positive outlook on life that nothing else could have brought me but the Church (and my father).

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to draw closer to my Savior each day. This could include studying my scriptures, doing family history work, going to the temple, or looking for opportunities to serve others.

Are Mormons Christians?

Megan!
Well of course! Consider our full name: The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. Christ is at the center of everything we believe. He set the perfect example for us, and atoned for our sins so we might live with him again. I don't think I could imagine the Church being not Christian. If the foundation suddenly vanishes from beneath a building, what happens to it? Christ is at our foundation, and he is at the head of our Church. Without him, we would have no Redeemer, and would surely be lost. Personally, I am ever so grateful for Jesus Christ and all he did (and does) for us. I'm dually grateful for his part in this church. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Megan!
All sorts of blessings! First, you can learn of all the cool stuff that happened in the early church, and better understand where the commandments are coming from. Also, as you study the scriptures you grow closer to Heavenly Father. I've heard it said that if you want to talk to God, pray, and if you want God to talk to you, read the scriptures. In the scriptures are so many gems that can help you succeed in life! As you read, and study, and sincerely ponder the things you're reading, you will come to know lots of the things you need to know to progress in this life and the life to come. You can see how much those ancient texts relate to us in these days. You can also learn about how to grow closer to God. Like in the Book of Mormon, Alma chapter 32, Alma tells us about faith and how we can come to acquire it. I know that if you really study the scriptures, and follow what they teach you, you will come right to the door of the Church, because everything in there points out that the Gospel is true. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Megan!
It's stupendous! It really does make my life happier. It's great when you wake up everyday with the knowledge that you're a beloved child of God (you are too!). It's also nice to go to church and feel the fellowship. A really great thing about being a member of the Church is getting to know the Plan of Salvation. It's pretty nifty. You get to know things like "Where did I come from?" "Where am I going after I die?" "What's my purpose?". It feels pretty special being endowed with all that knowledge. Plus, another cool thing is getting to be sealed to your family for eternity. That means, because of getting sealed in the temple, we get to stay with our families even after we die! How cool is that? Show more Show less