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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a registered dietitian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in New Jersey (go East Coast!) in a small tourist town. I graduated as a Dietetics major at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and completed my internship at Idaho State University. I got married in 2013 to a wonderful man. I love playing the piano, reading (especially mysteries, Jane Austen, and science fiction), baking, and watching Netflix. When I have the chance, I also enjoy gardening and scrapbooking. I work as a registered dietitian at two hospitals, and talk to many patients about how to be healthier.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, so I do not have a specific point in my life when I knew that it was true. Instead, I have had many little experiences over my life that have shaped my beliefs. I believe that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know and care about me. I am so very grateful for their mercy and everlasting patience. I believe that Christ suffered for my sins. Think of what that means! Because of Christ's Atonement, my sins can be taken away. That thought fills me with so much joy and peace. The gospel continually helps me to grow and improve so that I can live worthy of that wonderful gift.

How I live my faith

I greatly enjoy going to church, because I always have a job to do. I have been a piano player and a children's Sunday School teacher. I regularly go to visit two sisters that I am assigned to, and make sure they are doing okay. I feel that I am needed and loved.

What is being a Mormon like?

On Sundays I go to church for three hours, and then the rest of the day I do things at home, like write letters, read, or bake. Other days during the week, I read my scriptures for 20 minutes, I pray, and I try to be kind to everyone. If I have a lesson to teach the next Sunday, I prepare that as well. Other than that, there is school, work, going to the store, hanging out with friends--just regular everyday things. We do not drink alcohol or coffee, or take addictive drugs. I try to stay away from things that will create bad thoughts, such as certain magazines, movies, or music. Show more Show less