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Hi I'm Melissa

I am a pharmacy technician by trade. I am a student pursuing pharmacy school and an expecting mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised here in Washington state. I moved to the town of Lake Stevens in the 6th grade. I met my husband Alex sophomore year. Little did I know this guy I had a crush on in high school would go on his mission and return home were we would re-meet at college and eventually be sealed in the Seattle Temple. We have been married for 2 years and our expecting our first little girl in February. I am currently working as a pharmacy technician for a hospital and plan to apply to pharmacy school to become a pharmacist. Much like my husband I love living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I love being active whether it is hiking, playing sports, or being at the beach, but I also enjoy when the rainy season returns.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised LDS. In fact I don't think I really knew anything at all about the LDS church for most of my life. After running into my (future) husband at college, we became lab partners in chemistry, and quickly became good friends. He told me about the church and explained some of the ways he chose to live his life and how they made him very happy. I soon realized I liked Alex quite a bit and was interested in dating him. At Christmas time Alex bravely wrapped up a Book of Mormon and gave it to me. Inside the front cover he shared his testimony with me and expressed that he would love to share more with me since being LDS was such a big part of who he was. Shortly after I started to attend church meetings on Sundays and went to institute during the week. I quickly realized that the gospel was a missing pillar in my life. The Holy Ghost strongly prodded my heart to take the missionary lessons and I was baptized the following March. I am a Mormon because I have testimony that Heavenly Father and Christ live. That Jesus is my savior and atoned for my sins so that I can be here and live a happy life. I cannot imagine my life today without the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving diligently in the church. So far it has been such a blessing to both teach and learn along side the youth. Being a recently new member, I continue to soak up all about the gospel I possibly can. I also live my faith by sharing my testimony often to non-member co-workers and family. I love sharing how being LDS has changed my life and how happy I am because of what I know is true.