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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a wife, a teacher, and adventurer extraordinaire

About Me

I grew up in Oregon and I love everything the Northwest offers - the people, the places, and the adventure! There is no better place to do all the things that I love - if it gets me outside, I love to do it! I also enjoy riding my horses and spending time with all of my animals. I love to teach anything that I know - science, reading, writing, and anything about animals, especially horses. All of these things bring me enjoyment, but the greatest source of my happiness on earth is my family. My greatest calling in life is being a wife. My marriage comes second only to Jesus Christ. By spending time with my husband and our families, I keep my focus on what matters most - the people we love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family, but as I grew older, I had to learn for myself what the Church meant and what role it would play in my life. I had to grow my own testimony and develop my own faith. Challenging circumstances, difficult decisions, and sore temptations all tested my faith as I tried to grow in His Gospel, but it was through these experiences that I learned of His mercy. I learned that we are sons and daughters of Heavenly Father and that He loves each of us perfectly. I learned that he gave His Son for us so that we might live with Him again. I learned that through His sacrifice, Jesus Christ knows all of our pains and sorrows and that in the darkest hour, He is there with us, giving us the strength we need to carry on. I learned that it is through Him and by Him that we receive our joy. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the light and truth of the world. He is the author of our salvation. There is nothing that can bring greater joy and happiness to our lives than to learn of Heavenly father and his Plan of Happiness. The world has many things that would seem to bring us endless pleasure and satisfaction, but this can never provide true happiness. That is found only in His Gospel, and the fullness of the Gospel is found only in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Jesus taught us to love one another and to lead by example. I strive to live my life in such a way that every living thing I meet, whether it be animal or person, can see through my actions that Heavenly Father is the Creator of this universe and that he loves all of us perfectly. In following Christ's example, I try to love and serve others through my words and actions. The service that I give, whether it is in the Church or in my community, to my family or friends, or to some greater cause of which I am a small part, is done in His holy name. I live my faith by living my life in a way that shows I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. By following His commandments, I hope to be an example of His teachings

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Women are amazing, and Mormon women are no exception to this. Many Mormon women have become international athletes, politicians, international leaders, and award-winning authors; women of the church have served their countries and their communities, but the most amazing Mormon women are those that serve their families and serve God. Women are given special talents from God. Elder Quentin L. Cook said "God placed within women divine qualities of strength, virtue, love, and the willingness to sacrifice to raise future generations of His spirit children." As Elder Cook said, women are given many qualities that allow them to serve in any position to which they may be called in life, but these talents are those which are best given to raising families. It is in marriage and motherhood that women achieve their greatest potential for happiness, standing beside their husbands as equal partners in marriage and family. Although men and women play different roles in the family, neither has any greater power or control than the other. Show more Show less