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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Utah. I love to play sports and travel anywhere and everywhere. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from BYU in history teaching. I am married to a wonderful man and have a beautiful little girl. I am currently a stay-at-home mom. I love being able to devote my time to my daughter. I love to be in the outdoors doing things such as hiking, playing soccer, swimming, and just generally staying active. I love to travel and have big dreams to visit every continent. I love to cook and socialize. I love playing the piano. Most of all I love being with family.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon brings completeness to my life. It makes me happy. I have always found it easy to believe. Music speaks to me more than anything. The song "I Believe in Christ" never fails to bring chills to my spine and a warmth in my body that I know is the Spirit testifying of the truthfulness of the Gospel. Family is a very important part of my life, and our faith emphasizes the importance of family relationships. I am so grateful for the knowledge that families can be together forever. As my life progresses I become more and more grateful for that knowledge. I can't imagine not being with my husband and my daughter through the eternities because they bring more happiness into my life than I could have ever imagined possible. I know this church is true. I have felt the Spirit so strongly within me testifying that it is true. I know that if we live according to God's plan and live righteous lives that we can live with Him again and that we can be with our families forever.

How I live my faith

We just moved into a new area. We have always lived near family, and now we do not live near any family. I was nervous to be in an area where I didn't know anyone. Just by attending church and being willing to say hello to people we quickly got to know people. Our church family/ward is our surrogate family. Being a member of the church and having that second "family" has made this transition so much easier on me. The leaders of our local ward have all been to visit us since we got here and have made sure we have everything we need. It is so nice to not feel alone in a new place. I was able to work with the young children in our last area. I was in charge of teaching them the children's songs. Those young children are so incredible. Hearing their sweet voices each week sing the beautiful lyrics to the songs never failed to evoke warmth in my soul.