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Hi I'm Megan.

I love oreos, documentaries, foam handsoap, and laughing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I can trace back every good thing in my life as a blessing from being a member of this church. When I was 21 I went on a mission and was assigned to serve in Utah (go figure). It changed me into a more confident and committed member of the church. After returning home in 2009, I finished college, went to two years of graduate school and now work at a law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. My life has turned out different in almost every way than I had planned. I've learned that try as we might to make life plans, there is a Master Planner at work in our lives who has a far better plan for us than we could generate on our own. My most favorite role is being an aunt. I am very much in love with my nephews and niece. They are incredible little people. I am the youngest of 4 children and my parents have been married for 35 years. We are a close family who loves to get together and eat amazing food (my mom is Italian and my dad is southern). My favorite memories of my childhood are around the dinner table.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know this church is true. I have lived the teachings found in the gospel of Jesus Christ and am better and happier for it. I know that this church is founded upon correct and true doctrine, established by Jesus Christ himself. I have come to know for myself that this is the same church that Christ established when he lived on earth. His church was lost for a long time (after Christ's apostles died) but was restored to a prophet named Joseph Smith in 1820. God loves us because we are his children, and he has always called prophets throughout time to guide us back to Him. Knowing that this church is true means I'm not only obligated but privileged to live it.

How I live my faith

This sounds incredibly cliche, but I try to live my faith by just applying what I believe. Ironically, although it sounds easy to do, it's often difficult to put into practice. When I do come up short I know that I can make corrections and become better, more kind, and less judgmental. This is made possible because of what Jesus Christ has done. Knowing that He lived and died for me has given me a desire to do better. I know that it is only because of Him that I am able to be more than what I could be on my own. Living the gospel for me is a daily effort. I live a morally chaste life, follow a code of health (no alcohol or tobacco among other things), attend church, pray daily, study the scriptures, and try to be kind to those around me. I have a sense of humor and have come to know that the Lord has one too. I have weaknesses and flaws just like everyone else. I feel better and happier when I focus on trying to lift others up. It's easier for me to see my own blessings when I'm trying to help and serve those around me.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Megan.
It's true! Because Jesus Christ loves each of us the same all over the world it makes perfect sense (logically) that he would want to visit other people and teach them His gospel. We have a record of this visit in The Book of Mormon. It is powerful evidence that Jesus really did visit another group of people and establish his church there as well as in the Old World. Why wouldn't the Savior of the world (the WORLD, not just the OLD world) come and show other groups of people that He had paid the price for our sins and that yet He lives again? It is a blessing to have two separate records (the Bible and The Book of Mormon) to testify that the Savior is Jesus Christ and that he loves all people of the world. Although the books are separate they teach the same truths about our Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Megan.
The name "Mormon" is simply just a nickname. A person named Mormon really did exist though. He was a prophet called of God in the ancient American continent. Mormon basically compiled the records of several prophets before him into a book, named "The Book of Mormon." He didn't write the book, but was the main compiler of it. The Book of Mormon is yet "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." Because of the unique nature of The Book of Mormon, the name just stuck, and people often refer to us as "Mormons." However, it's really important to know that it is not Mormon we follow or worship, it is Jesus Christ. Show more Show less