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Hi I'm Melissa

I am a student, an actress, a blogger and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Melissa. I went to a high school with only a handful of other members of my church, so sometimes it was hard not to stand out because i acted differently than most the other kids at my school. Now I got to BYU-Idaho and being in such a good environment has been a huge blessing in my life. I Love theatre, blogging and Harry Potter. i always try to work really hard and stand up for myself and speak up if i think something isn't fair. I think that sets me apart, and so does my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know God has a plan for me. He wants me to be happy and His church has the answer to every question i've ever had about life and my future. i'll follow God wherever He leads me because i know that i am His child and He loves me more than i could ever understand. I know that God has given man the authority to act in his name. That through that Priesthood, miracles have, and will continue to happen. I am mormon because i think the world is in pretty bad shape. I can't believe that any loving God would leave the world helplessly alone. He hasnt. God has given us a prophet and apostles for this day. Just like in the bible. I am mormon because We have a living prophet on the earth today: Thomas S. Monson. I know he speaks to God. I Believe in the incredible power of personal prayer. God hears and listens to our prayers. He know us. He knows our needs and our weaknesses. I Believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. I also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I know that The prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the gift of the Holy Ghost and the Power of God. Every time i read the scriptures i find something that i swear was written just for me. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Along I'm not perfect. but i am trying to be the best i can be everyday. I am a witness of the Lord's miracles and His mercy. His power is real. I know it with all my heart.

How I live my faith

More than anything i just try to be happy. Christ's gospel makes it easy to do. I love serving others and I figure, being happy is the most effective service i can give. Being abstinent is also something that makes me different where i'm from. I believe that my body is sacred, and the last thing i want to do is defile it, mocking the God who gave it to me. I try to be as open as i can about my religion even though sometimes it's really tough. But because I know that Jesus Christ, our Savior, died and was risen for me- I can see that all the trivial problems i have don't matter. all that matters is that i am trying everyday to be a little better than the day before.