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Hi I'm Megan

I grew up in Michigan, but am currently living in Utah. I am studying to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student, studying to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. I am also currently a reading and writing tutor. I love singing, at church and for fun, and I truly appreciate the power of music in our lives as it helps us to come closer to God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were very active in the church and so I was taught the gospel ever since I can remember. As I got older and started really studying the scriptures, I gained a testimony of the church that I cannot deny. I know that it is true, not just because my parents have told me so, but because He has answered my prayers and helped me when I needed Him. I know that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. I know that He has a plan for me here, just like He has a plan for all of His children. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior, and that through his loving atoning sacrifice I may return to my Father in Heaven. I have a testimony that this is the one true church, and that it is Christ's church on the earth. I know that it was restored by Joseph Smith, a true prophet, through revelation from Heavenly Father. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today and that he receives revelation still today from Heavenly Father. I am very blessed to have this gospel in my life. It has helped me become what I am, it has given me strength and comfort. I don't know what I would be without it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be "an example of the believers," by following the commandments, and by uplifting others. I'm not always perfect, but I try my best to do what is right.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Megan
Jesus Christ is still at the head of our church today. We have 12 apostles now because this is His church, organized the same way that He organized it up on earth. We still need His guidance today, and he gives it to us through apostles. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Megan
The current prophet is Thomas S. Monson. I have a testimony that he and all of the apostles receives revelation from Heavenly Father to help us in our day, and I am so grateful for our prophet and continuing revelation! Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Megan
We are followers of Christ. Jesus Christ is the head of our church and we follow in His light. To me, that means that we are, in fact, Christian. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Megan
Joseph Smith was a boy in New York who was destined to bring about the Restoration of Christ's church. He was an amazing man who sacrificed so much, and even gave his life for the cause. He translated the Book of Mormon and the Pearl of Great Price by the power of God, and he restored the true church to this earth. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Megan
Those who have died no longer can be baptized in their physical form, so members of the Church can step in and perform the ordinances necessary for salvation for their spirits. This gives all of God's children a chance to accept the gospel, even after they have left this earth. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Megan
Mormon's live according the the teachings of their church. We focus on our families, on service, and on living righteously. To some, keeping all of the commandments may seem daunting, but with faith that what you are doing is the right thing, it becomes less of a chore. As we live the way we are taught, we see the blessings that come from living like Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Megan
No, we don't. We love and honor him for the work he did for our Church, for restoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. He was a prophet, as Abraham and Moses were. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Megan
One of my religion teachers explained 2 Nephi 25:23 to us "for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do." He told a story about a little girl who wanted a bike. Her dad told her that she could do chores around the house to earn money for the bike. She went to the store with a number of coins in her hands and found the bike she wanted. Her face fell when she looked at the price tag. She looked up at her dad, dejected, realizing she would never have enough. Her dad knelt down and told her that if she gave him the money she had and a hug and a kiss, the bike would be hers. My professor explained that this story demonstrated how we are saved by grace, after all we can do. After all the girl could do, it was her father's love which got her the bike she wanted so badly. We can and should do our best, but it is ultimately the sacrifice of our Savior which will lead us to salvation. I'm grateful for His atoning grace. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Megan
We believe that our families are forever, and that we can help to strengthen each other. I love my family dearly. Their support helps me through the challenges of this life, and I am grateful to know that they will be with me for eternity, as we strive to keep the commandments. Show more Show less