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Hi I'm Megan

I'm an Oregon-raised, soccer-playing, and french-speaking, mother, wife, sister and daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the Pacific Northwest. I grew up speaking French. I've spent nearly half my life on the soccer field. I've ran a marathon. I could watch reruns of The Office all day, and stay up reading Harry Potter all night. I love country music. I believe in naps every day. I plan on traveling to each continent. I'm a BYU alum. I went skydiving. I love my Ducks. I love to eat, cook and bake bread. I'm married to my brothers best friend. I used to think Christmas Eve was the best day of the year until I became a mother on September 4th.

Why I am a Mormon

"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it." Sometimes being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hasn't always been easy. Going to church, paying tithing, refraining from drugs and alcohol and taking the Lord's name in vain, can all appear as limitations. But I have a strong testimony that by obeying the Lord's commandments and following the example of his son, Jesus Christ, that we are happy, that we are not bound, but made free. I know that if I choose to live righteously here on earth, that I can live with my family forever. I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have to choose happiness.

How I live my faith

Service is central to living the gospel. I know I can do a much better job of serving my neighbors, my friends, my family, members of my ward, and strangers, but I try to serve every day by setting an example of Jesus Christ. One of my favorite primary songs says, "if the Savior stood beside me, would I do the things I do?" I try to live my faith by loving and serving as Jesus would love and serve.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that families are eternal. For me, knowing I will live with my family forever is the most beautiful and comforting aspect of the gospel. In fact, it is the most central part of God's plan for us. We believe that we are sealed to our earthly families through sacred ordinances performed in temples. Two instances have really strengthened my testimony about eternal families. First, when my grandfather died. Although his death was a tragic, spontaneous event, it was also a time of gratitude and happiness. My family knew that we would see him again. Second, is when I was sealed to my husband in the Portland, Oregon temple. It was reaffirmed to me that I would live forever with him and our future children if we lived righteously and honored the covenants we made that day. I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us, that we can return and live with Him and our loved ones for all eternity. Show more Show less