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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a Mormon, I live it, I love it! I am also currently serving an 18 month mission for the church in Buenos Aires, Argentina!!

About Me

I was born a Mormon, raised a Mormon, and cannot possibly see myself ever belonging to any chruch except the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Siants. I have been playing the piano for about twelve years, and singing in a choir for five. I enjoy sketching and writing when I am bored- nothing real serious just for fun. I L-O-V-E books! Harry Potter: A-MAZING!! Lord of the Rings: SO GOOD!! Jane Austen: hooked! Dickens: adore! Three Musketeers: THRILLING!! Ender's Game: Genius! Finding an equal place in my heart are movies!! I can qoute every line from the first three Pirates of the Carribean movies, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Sabrina, Sound of Music, the Incredibles, Pride and Prejudice, Angels and Demons, the DaVinci Code (great books too!), The Best Two Years, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, etc. :D I am a good deal better at cards (13, Hearts,...) I love American History. I spent six days in Washington D.C.! Oh my goodness so incredible! On that trip I also travelled to Mount Vernon (and got the National Treasure tour!) and the battle fields at Manassas. There was an overwhelming feelling of knowledge and history! To walk halls that some of the greatest minds in America have walked was a treasure! I also love language- English and now Español! I deeply enjoy reading the scriptures. Words from prophets and God are so enlightening. Every time I read them I discover something new!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was eight although I am not certain whether I consented to be baptized because I felt it was right or because it was expected. I am eternally grateful for that desicion. Because of the gospel I know that I am not here by accident or just to be, but I have a purpose, lives to touch, and joy to spread. I continue to follow this gospel because it makes me happy. I have felt a need for joy in my life and this gospel fullfils that. Whatever storms rage against me, Jesus' hand is streched out towards me either to help pull me through them or to calm the waters. No momentary pleasure is worth the loss of a relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor hieght, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord," (Romans 8:38-39). I chose to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because every second that I am faithful to the principles and commandments taught in His church, I feel the Holy Ghost testify of it's truth, I feel an eternal satisfaction deep within my soul, I feel my body strengthened, and I feel my mind open and capable of understanding and expressing the eternal, which only comes through the power of God. After constantly feeling that, nothing can tear me away from His true and everlasting church.

How I live my faith

One of my church leaders said, "Make people who know you and not Christ, want to know Christ because they know you." I have used this quote as model for my behavior. That is how I live my faith. I try to be the best example and representative of Jesus as I can in church, school, at home, work, with friends, and anyone anywhere. I try to be kind, loving, forgiving, positive, compasionate, work hard and serve those around me. I have learned the hard way that no matter where I go or what I do, someone somewhere is watching me. From my own experience I know how damaging and detrimental or encouraging and strengthing one act or one word can be to a person. I have vowed to only provide an uplifting example. I'm sure we all know one person who is so happy, bubbley, and kind that he/she draws others to him/her. I strive to be one of those people so that as others draw near to me, I can lead them to Christ and everlasting joy. It is a hard goal and I am certainly not perfect. I found that the best way to achieve it is not always through grandeous efforts, but a smile, a wave, a hug, a listening ear, an encouraging word, a loving heart, and one small step at a time. "A [person] who follows Christ is...a [person] of faith who trusts God and is confident and fearless," (Margaret D. Naudauld). I live my faith by trying to follow Christ's example and trusting Him. As I do so He fills me with confidence and takes away my fears.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Megan
Grace is a result of the Atonement (the sacrifice and sufuring in the Garden of Gethsemane, on the cross, and His resurrection). Because Jesus alreayd suffered for our sins we can come to Him and find releife from the burdens of guilt and sorrow. As we come to Heavenly Father through prayer and express the sincere desire to be rid of our sins and change, grace is the power He gives us which enables us to improve, to become better, to become like Him. Show more Show less