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Hi I'm Meghan

I'm a convert. I work as a therapist for children and families whose parents struggle with addiction and abuse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I joined the Church at 15 years old, coming from a part member family. Although it was a difficult struggle to be baptized into the Church in my family at that age, it wasn't difficult to know this was the true Church. Despite my family's attempts, I had incredible experiences that left no doubt in my mind that a loving Heavenly Father had lead to me the truth of who I was, where I came from, and where I was going--something I had always struggled with in my family of origin. I grew up to serve a mission in Germany, which further assisted in my growing understanding and testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Afterwards, I finished college and married. Because I had learned to see myself through Heavenly Father's eyes, I almost immediately divorced. This trial proved to lead me to incredible blessings where a main purpose of my life was revealed. I went back to school and earned two more degrees. Through faithfulness in the Gospel, I met my current husband, Andrew. Because of him, my life is blessed more than I can express every day. We have two beautiful children who make us laugh and want to pull out our hair at the same time! I work as a therapist for a non-profit organization that helps children and families who have suffered child abuse or neglect. Every day I feel grateful for my life's ups and downs, as all of these have made me a better wife, mother, friend, and professional. I'm grateful for the support of my Heavenly Father and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

The most important thing the Gospel has brought to me is a more meaningful, personal relationship to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and consequently a better understanding of myself. The world, and even people who are supposed to be a support to us, try to define you in a way that is different than how the Lord would. Somehow you are lacking in prestige through money, looks, material things, connections, or family. Somehow you are damaged by the experiences you have had that may have had nothing to do with you. Through reading the Book of Mormon, Bible, and talks from the Apostles and Prophets, the Lord shows us His definition of worth and success. When I have lived my life as the daughter of God I am, it has been so much easier to understand and see the path the Lord has provided for me in order to stay connected with Him. I feel loved and comforted, even if the way to get there may be hard. Satan would have us think we are always lacking something, that we are never good enough. We deserve bad things happening to us, or there is a reason why we are unhappy and it is someone else's fault. I'm a Mormon because the Gospel tells me that I am a loved daughter of my Heavenly Father, that I matter, and that He expects great things from me. I feel I am living that life through my different roles as a wife, mother, friend, and professional.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living my life. Although I have served a mission (and LOVED IT!), my proselyting days for now are on hold. I feel that my best expression of my testimony is my behavior. At work I stand out because I don't smoke, drink, engage in promiscuous activities, and avoid precarious situations to my faith. This behavior has provided more opportunities to discuss why I act the way I do without being preachy. Above all, I live my faith by fulfilling my roles as a wife and mother. My husband and children are my first priority and come before anything else. We pray daily as a family, and hold family dinners as sacred time together. My husband and I work together and talk often how we can be more one in purpose as we lead our family together. We also dedicate time to each other to nurture our own relationship. I also love serving in my ward. We recently moved into a new ward, and so we are anxiously awaiting our new callings. Previously, I have worked with the youth in several different capacities, and well done home visits with sisters. I have taught in sunday school, and given talks in church. I love to share my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through my actions. I feel so blessed, and I want to be able to do the same for other people. When you are this happy, you just want to share it!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Meghan
I can only speak for myself, but I don't "just help other Mormons." It is important to me to serve anyone I can, and so I have chosen a profession where I can do just that. In the scriptures, followers of Christ have talked about the importance of service. Jesus himself exemplified this principle through the washing of the disciples' feet. He healed those along the roadside where he traveled. His greatest commandment was to "Love One Another"--not "Love One Another Who Are Like You." Show more Show less