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Hi I'm Missy

I'm a wife, mother, and Registered Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

With a husband, four kids, and a full time job it's hard to find time to do things just for my enjoyment, but when I do you can usually find me curled up on the couch with a good book, or decorating my home on a budget. I pretty much fill the 30-something Mom mold, and that's ok with me.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church when I was 15 years old. I was the only one in my family that did. My conversion to the Gospel happened through a series of events. One day, I was watching TV when a commercial came on with a young woman who was talking about how working in a library allowed her to work around some of the greatest books ever written. Then she spoke about the Book of Mormon. I remember thinking to myself that I was going to go to the library and check it out, but I never did. A week or two later, I met a young man who was about to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. We were at a hometown festival when one of my friends joined our group and we began to discuss religion. For whatever reason I said, "At least she's not Mormon and has more than one wife." (Now, you need to know that I knew nothing about the Mormon Church at the time, except that I had seen a movie the previous summer about polygamy.) That's when the future Missionary spoke. He said, "I'm Mormon." And from there, after I removed the foot in my mouth, I began to learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and that they don't "have more than one wife." I've since married the young man. We laugh about that conversation now, but you know I'm grateful that somewhere along the line a myth led to my conversion. It has been the biggest blessing of my life.

How I live my faith

As Mormons we live our faith daily. That means making daily choices to serve others, to read and study the gospel, and to keep the commandments. One way that I serve right now is by working with the youth, especially the young women ages 14-18. It keeps me busy. Sometimes I think that the girls are like energizer bunnies. Their enthusiasm and joy is contagious. I think they actually teach me way more than I do them. Another way that I choose to live my faith is by setting time aside daily to read from the scriptures. It can be a challenge. Many times I have went to bed and remembered that I haven't done any reading that day, so I get up and get to reading.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Listen to the feelings in your heart. What are they saying? Sometimes the struggle that we have within ourselves is the resisting of truth that's been based upon false, or incomplete teachings. And then finally, talk to your Heavenly Father. Tell him the feelings in heart, the struggles within your head. He will answer. He will guide you because you are His child and He loves you. Show more Show less