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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a redheaded artist, a college student, a wife and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 21 year old redhead from the toasty state of Arizona. I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary of being married to my best friend. I am looking forward to being a mother one day soon. I am currently a college student and work a part time job. I adore animals and nature- and have way too many pets. I am studying to become a Zoologist. I love art and photography. I'm allergic to fruits, nuts and vegetables, yet ironically I work at 'Jamba Juice.' I have traveled to most of the United States and love to see new places. When I ride quads at the sand dunes, I can keep up with the boys. I am interested in genealogy and currently serve as a family history consultant in my area, even though I am young. I love music, movies, dancing and BBQ wings. I'm obsessed with purple. Spending time with my husband and my family makes me smile. I am a wife and a student. I am a happy, silly, creative, unwavering Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means everything to me. It has made me who I am and who I will be. It helps me to be happy each day and to go on when I do not think I can anymore. I know Jesus Christ lived and died for me and this is His true church. Being a member of His church brings peace, comfort, help and hope to my life. Because Christ suffered everything, He can always understand what I am going through-even when no one else can. Through His gospel I am able to be sealed to my husband, future children and the rest of my family for all eternity, which is what I want more than anything. I know this is the only way I can obtain this. I can not imagine anything better than FOREVER with those that I love. The family is central to God's plan for us, and I am so happy I know that. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one and only true church, and I will be forever grateful to be a member of it. I am privileged to be able to hear and read the messages the Lord wants me to, through his modern day prophets and the scriptures (the Bible and Book of Mormon). By being a member I am able to be around those with similar standards and life goals, which helps me to be the kind of person I want to be and to become. The church has taught me that living righteously is the only way to real, lasting happiness. (And it works!) God is the great creator. I see it more and more as I study science and nature. From the vast sky all the way down to a delicate butterfly wing, it is perfect. I know that He created me and watches over me. I know that to Him, I am important, I am worth something and I have so much potential. He loves me and all of His children more than I can comprehend. We can return to live with Him someday. To me, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is like continuous sunshine on a stormy day. My wish is that everyone can have that in their life.

How I live my faith

I know there is a life beyond this one here on earth, which is why I live my life the way I do. I try my hardest to always make the right decision.I don't always succeed, but even when I fall short I know there is forgiveness, through Christ's atonement. Being part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not just a Sunday thing. I (and other members of the church) work diligently every day to become more Christ-like. When I am going through a struggle, having a bad day or need someone to talk to I pray to the Lord for guidance and strength. The same goes for when my life is going great. I pray to let the Lord know how grateful I am for all that He does for me. I am so glad I am able to freely communicate with God at any time, anywhere. To become more like Christ and to receive inspiration for my own life I read the scriptures each day- individually and with my husband. I love to read about Christ and his followers. I learn so much from their examples. The Book of Mormon and the Bible contain sacred records and messages from ancient prophets. Doing Family History is very important to me, because I know there is life after death. The family is ordained of God will be together for all eternity. Those that lived before us require the sacred temple ordinances that we work to receive ourselves, while here on earth. Working on my genealogy can help them to progress, if they did not have the opportunity in this life. I believe there is so much to learn from my ancestor's lives. I love my family - past, present and future. Family history work brings me closer to those I will spend eternity with. In the church, each woman is assigned to another woman to "visit teach" each month. This is so we can have a support system when times are hard and to share gospel messages. It is a wonderful program that creates meaningful friendships. I live my life so that I honor my sacred role as a woman. Being a wife and mother are the most important things I will ever do.