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Hi I'm Megan Cosgriff

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful man, we have been married for almost 5 years now. We haven't been blessed with children yet, but Heavenly Father has blessed us with two beautiful furbabies, Moses and Sephora. I work full time at a local bank and I am a part-time student at the local Community College. I am working on my education degree! I hope to some day teach as a professor at a college, but right now my smaller goal is to teach english at my old high school.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up I believed in God and angels and that was the extent of my religious belief, up until the fall of 2006 I had never even set foot inside a church. In September of 2006 I was dating the man that would be my husband and I was very curious about his devotion to his faith. I wanted in so finally I broke down and begged him to take me to church. That first sunday was one of the best day's of my life. As soon as I walk through the doors I felt at home. The entire day I felt like there was a warm blanket wrapped around my shoulders, I was soon to understand this was the Holy spirit! I was invigorated and immediately started lessons with the missionaries. When I read the Book of Mormon it made sense and I felt complete with it in my life. I accepted the invitation to be baptized and on October 28, 2006 I was baptized. I am so thankful for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in my life. I sometimes sit and ponder where I would be if I hadn't join the LDS church and I always walk away grateful that I did. Heavenly Father has guided and protected me in some of the darkest times in my life. I am grateful for the blessings he bestows upon me and my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. My husband and I donate platelets on a regular basis, we volunteer in the community when we can. I live a chaste and benevolent life. I don't drink or smoke.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Megan Cosgriff
Latter Day Saints(Mormons) donate 10% of their income to the church because the Lord has commanded us too! In Proverbs 3:9 it says, "Honour the Lord with substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase." This is talking about tithing, tithing literally means one-tenth, which is 10%. So when the Lord commands us to donate one-tenth of our increase(income) that is what we do. If you look at Malachi 3:8-10 you will see that the Lord is asking for us to give him our tithes (10%) and in return he will open the windows of Heaven and pour out blessings, so many that we won't be able to contain them. Wouldn't you want to receive innumerable blessings for just giving Him 10% of your pay check? It seems like a pretty fair trade to me. Show more Show less