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Hi I'm Megan

I am an athlete, student, musician, sister, and daughter of God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest daughter and third in a family six kids. Being in a pretty big family can definitely be a bit crazy at times, and definitely LOUD, but my family is my biggest support, and probably best entertainment. This August I started a new adventure as an undergraduate student majoring in Neuroscience. Eventually I would love to take part in medical research in order to develop more effective treatment, and ideally cures, for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. I've witnessed firsthand the heartbreak these diseases cause, and hope to alleviate some of that pain. College life is a blast! I love attending soccer and volleyball games to watch my teams dominate the field and court. Dance parties, star gazing, and chatting with roommates until 2am complete the college experience. Music is a huge part of my life. Classic rock is my favorite; it's impossible to be tired or unhappy while listening to Queen or Styx! I also enjoy playing piano, and participating in both church and school choirs. Music communicates what words cannot. Racquetball is my favorite sport, hands down. That love may have resulted in 13 stitches earlier this year, but I'm addicted! I also enjoy playing soccer and volleyball. Other fun facts: I love reading. Rollercoasters are fantastic inventions. I provide respite care for families with children with developmental disabilities, so my job basically consists of hanging out with some of my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my entire life, and I love it! During every crazy, stressful day I know I can find comfort in knowing why I do everything that I do. This life is not the end! Life on Earth is only a preparation for the next step, and the trials and experiences given to me in this life are strengthening, guiding, and transforming me physically and spiritually. I will be forever grateful for Christ's sacrifice for my sake, and even more grateful for my knowledge of His infinite love. Because of that knowledge, I can wake up each morning renewed and invigorated, ready for whatever the day might bring.

How I live my faith

I help the people in my church and community discover their ancestral roots. I assist them in finding their predecessors and learning their stories, to help excite them about genealogy and where they've come from. I also play piano for church activities, participate in church choirs, and teach Sunday School each week. Beginning in the summer of 2013, I had the opportunity to work with a girl named Megan towards earning her Young Womanhood Recognition award (comparative to the Eagle Scout). Megan is seventeen, loves One Direction and the color pink, readily compliments just about anyone, and is stubborn beyond belief. She also has a mental disability. Most of the requirements for the award are challenging, and require the acquisition of new skills. Explaining and teaching these skills to Megan has been frustrating, and at times seemingly futile. However, Megan always gives everything she has to learn just a little bit more, and she never gives up. Finally, just four weeks ago, I had the honor of sitting in the congregation as Megan was presented with her award after two years of weekly effort. Watching her jump up and down, waving vigorously and occasionally giggling, made everything worth it.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

One of the best ways I have found to answer this question is this: Through Christ we are saved. His sacrifice completely payed for our sins. But if we do not learn how to become and act like God, then we will not want to live in His presence. It would be unbearable. We must use this life to change ourselves into what our Father in Heaven wants us to be. By following His commandments, obeying the counsel of His prophets, and truly repenting of the sins that we will undoubtedly make, we become more like Him, and may live with Him again. If we fail to change ourselves, we will not be worthy. Even if we were allowed entrance into Heaven, being in the very presence of God would be agony. Thus, through grace AND works, we are saved. Show more Show less