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Hi I'm Meredith

I am a Registered Nurse. I served a mission in Asuncion, Paraguay. I'm happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a happy, optimistic person. I graduated from nursing school and worked for fifteen months on an orthopedic and neurosurgery unit. I was called to serve a mission in Paraguay. I loved it! It was such an amazing experience! It taught me that our Heavenly Father is involved in every detail of our lives. Now I'm back home, living with one of my mission companions and beginning a new job. I love spending time with my friends and family, hiking, swimming, crafting, playing the piano, and cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they raised me according to gospel principles. But I distinctly remember moments when I decided I needed to know for myself if the Church is true and if Joseph Smith is really a prophet. Each time I prayed to know the truth, I felt a strong sense of peace and correctness. My testimony grew little by little over the years. I have seen the Lord work miracles in my life. When I graduated from nursing school, I had to pass an exit exam before I could take the boards. I studied so hard, but failed the exam both the first and second times. I was discouraged. I didn't know why this had suddenly become my trial. I received a Priesthood blessing and took the exit exam a third time, only to fail it again. I wondered if nursing was right for me. Deeply distraught but wanting to do the right thing, I moved out west and continued studying. I felt the Lord guiding my steps. The night before I was to take the exam for the fourth time, I listened to a CES fireside by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in which he talked about Joseph Smith's trying experiences in Liberty Jail. He told us that we would have periods of "Liberty Jail" in our lives, but that the Lord would bless us for being faithful. Tears streamed down my face because I knew the Lord was comforting me through one of His Apostles! I passed the test and became a licensed nurse. I know the Lord answers our prayers and directs our steps. Sometimes we have to pass through trials and difficulties because they make us stronger and increase our faith. This and other experiences in my life have taught me that the Lord loves us and has a plan for each of us. If we follow Him, we are happy!

How I live my faith

I try to see and treat people as Jesus Christ would treat them. One of my mission companions taught to how to always be looking for ways to help others, such as carrying groceries or emptying trash or even opening doors for them! I participate in the Visiting Teaching program in which two sisters visit one or two other sisters to strengthen, uplift, and help them.