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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a swimmer, a biology student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying physiology and developmental biology, and I plan on going to school to become a physician's assistant when i graduate. I spent most of high school in pools, either swimming or lifeguarding. I like to spent free time with friends, watching movies and tv, listening to music, and knitting.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon originally because my family is, and I was raised in the church. But I continue to be a Mormon because I know that it is the true church of Jesus Christ, and it brings me peace, joy, and answers to big questions. I feel that it gives my life purpose and direction. And even when I'm not sure what the next year will bring, I know God is looking out for me, and everything will be OK.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading and studying the scriptures every day, including the Bible and Book of Mormon. I love the Book of Mormon, it clarifies so much that the Bible discusses in parable. I also go to the temple frequently. Occasionally, I plan activities for other young, unmarried, adults in my area. I also visit some girls who I go to church with as part of the visiting teaching program, which was developed for the girls to all look out for each other to make sure we all are taken care of.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Proxy baptisms are to give those who have died without having the opportunity to be baptized, a chance after this life to be baptized. If they choose to accept this baptism, they can enjoy the blessings of baptism along with those who were baptized during their mortal lives. Show more Show less