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Hi I'm Melissa

I am a mother of three children. They are little and my life right now. I'm happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah and was raised in the LDS church. I studied at BYU and went on a mission to Italy. One year after returning from my mission, I met my husband, Peter. We moved to three different states (CA, IL and CO) while he completed his degrees. We now work together to keep his busy practice busy. We have three children. Our family loves to bike, camp, swim, adventure and eat together.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon. They taught me, while I was young, about the church and we attended regular Sunday worship meetings. I have happy memories of my childhood and being a part of the church. I have come a long way since then and have critically examined exactly what it is, in life, that I really believe. I believe in God and that Jesus is His Son and I believe in the Holy Ghost. I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ and I know he lives and sacrificed for us. I know the Bible is the word of God. From the Bible, I have learned that Christ's church has apostles and prophets. I know that the apostles and the prophet of our church today are leaders called by God. I know they, like apostles and prophets of old, hold the Priesthood, which is the power given to man to act in the name of God. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet called by God to accomplish much of His work including the translation of The Book of Mormon. I have read The Book of Mormon many times. It is a book about Christ. I have prayed and asked God, for myself, to know if it is true. When I read it, I love it. It inspires me and I feel very much that the Holy Ghost is testifying to me of its truthfulness. I know The Book of Mormon is a true book, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

When I wake up, I know that each day is a gift and, busy as my days may be, I thank God for the breath of life he has given me and my family. I try not to waste this gift. My faith gives me a more eternal perspective. I know that God has a plan for me and that I'm here for a purpose. Knowing this helps me to prioritize and make better choices. It helps me to be more patient and thoughtful of others, appreciative of the simple things and it motivates me to serve others and work hard every day to be better, to be more like Christ.