What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Megan

I grew up in Seattle. I'm deaf. I love the Mariners. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE watching baseball. I never miss a game! Seeing a home run is one of the most beautiful sights to see. I love to travel. I've been to North Dakota, Hawaii, Nevada, California, and I hope to go many other places. I have found wonderful people and places everywhere I travel, but Washington is my favorite, so it will continue to be my home. I was born deaf, and I have cerebral palsy. Both of these things have been blessings to me, because although it does make it more difficult for me to communicate with other people, it has helped me communicate better with our Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I was unemployed, and a job coach helped me find a job at the Deseret Industries. One of my fellow employees invited me to church, and I came. They were having General Conference meeting (a meeting twice a year when the leaders of our church give us council and guidance) broadcasted to the church building in my area, and there were ASL interpretors we were able to watch on the television. The speakers I heard touched my heart, and I wanted to hear more. At the churches that I'd been to before, I'd had a hard time understanding God's purpose for me. When I attended church, I would grow more frustrated and angry, because I didn't feel like I was getting the whole picture. When I came to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I felt the spirit of God. I wanted to know if this was the church that I had been searching for, so I prayed fervently to the Lord that I could know. I received an answer, that it is true! I was baptized soon after, and have happily been a member of God's true church since December 14, 2000. It has brought me greater joy than anything in life!

How I live my faith

I have served in the woman's organization, the Relief Society, for several years, and I love it! We focus on how we can be better sisters, daughters, aunts, mothers, and wives. We have lessons every week in which we discuss different principles of the gospel, and how they help us follow Jesus Christ and better serve our purpose as spiritual daughters of God. This year we are studying out of a book that very basically focuses on things like repentance, baptism, and forgiveness. I really enjoy studying it! I now serve as the Sunday School President, which means during the second hour of church, I conduct the meeting, so I ask different people in the class to pray, announce activities that will be happening, and arrange who will teach each week. I love it! Another fun thing I love being a part of is our potluck that we have every first Sunday of every month, after our meetings are over. All are welcome, whether or not they are a member of our church, and it's just a fun time to enjoy lots of food together and sign with lots of different people! I think it's really important to spend time with others, and to have friends, and I'm really grateful the potluck gives so many of us the opportunity to get together and do just that.