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Hi I'm Megan.

I see beauty and joy all around me. I am newly married. I have 14 nieces and nephews that I adore. I'm a foodie and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I’m Megan. I see beauty and joy all around me. After waiting for 37 years, I was sealed to my dream man in the Mesa, AZ LDS Temple. I have 14 nieces and nephews that I adore. I'm a foodie and I'm a Mormon. If you would have asked me at the age of 16 where I would be when I was 37, I probably would have said married to a wonderful husband with 5 kids living the suburban dream. It’s interesting where life takes us. I firmly believe that life, and the Lord, have taken me down the path that I was meant to follow, despite my plans otherwise. I’m the oldest of 6 children and was raised in a loving, and fun family. For 18-months, at the age of 21, I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California. It was the best thing I have done for my life. Through trials, and spiritual struggles, I gained an unshakable knowledge that I have a loving Heavenly Father who is aware of me, as an individual, and who stands by me through every painful, heart wrenching experience in my life. When I returned home, I headed up to Utah to attend BYU. My interests in history, camping, and mystery novels lead me to major in archaeology. While there I picked up a few useful skills, which have helped me in my current career – marketing & webdesign. Being patient paid off, I finally met and was sealed to the man of my dreams in August of 2012. We now live and serve together as early morning seminary teachers in Monterey, CA.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon, because I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is here upon the earth. It was restored through a modern-day prophet named Joseph Smith. All of the teachings, organizations, authority, and principals that were established during Christ’s ministry on the earth are present today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than that, I’m a Mormon because I’ve received a sure witness through the Holy Ghost that this Gospel, as taught through the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and through the modern day prophets and apostles, is true and brings peace and joy to me in this life. I’ve prayed and asked, and received an answer. Being a Mormon to me is more than just reading scriptures and going to church for three hours on Sunday, being a Mormon is at the very core of who I am. I believe, to the very bottom of my soul, that families are eternal, that God loves me, that my Savior Jesus Christ loves me so much that He paid the ultimate price in order that I might have a second, and a third, and a fourth chance each time I mess up in this life. I believe these things, and the Gospel has taught me why they are true. I’m a Mormon because I gain peace from my knowledge of our Heavenly Father’s Plan, and feel overwhelming love and acceptance each time I remember that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. The principles and precepts taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are meaningful and a source of comfort for me.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon isn’t just a “Sunday” kind of thing. Everyday of my life I try to live my faith. It’s hard to distinguish those things that I do because I’m Mormon and just habits that are me. Of course there are some very obvious life-choices that I’ve made because of my faith, and some that are less obvious. I’ve chosen not to smoke, drink alcohol and not to drink coffee or tea. Simply because these are typical everyday activities that most people engage in, it’s more obvious when I don’t. But my religion is more about what I do “do” than what I “don’t do”. My faith has helped me create very distinct priorities in my life. My first priority in life is my relationship with God and Jesus Christ. So everyday I “do” something that improves that relationship – prayer, scripture study, church attendance. Next is my relationship with my family, then my relationship with others. Last is everything else that life throws my way. When my priorities are straight, and I’m square with Heavenly Father, everything else in my life seems to run more smoothly. This is by no means a recipe for the “perfect” life, I have struggles and trials just like everybody else, but I feel the constant support and strength coming from the Lord, and that helps me to muscle my way through it all. I believe that a happy life involves serving others, regularly. So, I “do” spend a lot of time serving in the church, and I love my calling to work with the women's organization at church. I have found that when I forget myself in the service of others, my “pains” and “trials” seem to fade away. Everyday of my life I make my decisions based on my knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everyday I interact with other children of a loving Heavenly Father, making decisions that demonstrate my integrity, and trying to set a good example of faith and commitment. I try the best I can, knowing some days I fall short, but the Lord makes up the difference.

What is the Relief Society?

Megan.
The Relief Society is a women's organization that was established by the Lord through his prophet in 1842. To me this organization represents our Heavenly Father's unique love and understanding for His daughters. Through the Relief Society program women learn about their role in the Plan of our Heavenly Father, learn how valuable their role as a woman, a mother, a sister, and a daughter is. Relief Society also affords us opportunities to serve and be served. The motto of Relief Society is "Charity Never Faileth" (1 Corin 13:8) and the women of this organization epitomize this statement. Through the Relief Society program of Visiting Teaching, sisters in the church are put into pairs and given other sisters within their Relief Society whom they are to visit and care for on a regular basis. As a visiting teacher I have a companion and the two of us visit and care for two other sisters in our Relief Society. We visit them each month to share a spiritual message and then throughout the month we can call or email our sisters to see how they're doing. Perhaps we'll meet for lunch, or offer assistance with a ride to the airport, or other small act of service. In turn, I have two visiting teachers who visit, call, and serve me regularly. Through the Visiting Teaching program we truly put to practice the Lord's mandate to have charity. Through the Relief Society I have built life long friendships and shared strong spiritual experiences with other sisters in the Gospel. Show more Show less