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Hi I'm Melissa (馬美麗)

I'm a divorced single mom. Completing my college degree after 25 years. I speak Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a small business owner and going to college for a Sustainable Food System Degree ( Ecology). I am the mom of a energetic 3rd grader. Although I am divorced- I have a positive relationship with my previous husband, we will not remarry each other but take our child's need for two loving parents very seriously. I was born and raised in The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Daily study the Book of Mormon created a strong foundation for me. When it was time to learn Spanish reading "El Libro de Mormon"( Book of Mormon-Spanish was a beautiful unfolding Gospel Principles in a new language. When I began reading "摩爾門經" ( Book Of Mormon- Mandarin Chinese) I was nervous about the squiggly letters until I was able to once again decipher the true faith of the prophets and apostles of the New World and their testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS faith however I had to arrive at a time when I chose for myself to actively act full fellowship and not just a member of a club. As a 19 year old bride it was very easy to go with the flow and show up to meetings, service activities and all of the other outward observances of the faith. I had to make a firm decision about my life path when I was 37 and it was then I began a serious study and reflection on what the Gospel of Jesus Christ means to me. Reading the Book of Mormon with full purpose of heart and asking the Lord if it was true, was when I became truely converted. Now I am able to honestly bear testimony. I know that God Lives and Jesus Is the Christ the Son of the Living God. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and did see God The Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Joseph translated the Book Of Mormon by the Gift and Power of The Holy Ghost. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testimony of Jesus Christ as he appear to "the other sheep" some of which lived on the American Continent. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints - contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that all good people have beautiful and profound truths in their lives and if they choose to investigate the LDS Church they will be able to embrace more faith and a stronger testimony of Jesus to add to the treasure they already possess. I know that Thomas S Monson is a true prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is the head of the Church and President Monson is the mouthpiece for Christ on earth.

How I live my faith

Daily scripture study, daily meaningful prayer and listening and acting on the quiet promptings of the Holy Ghost. Regular attendance to the church meeting helps me to refocus on the more important things I should do.