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Hi I'm Melissa Compton

I'm a Mormon and hope to some day work with children as a psychologist.

About Me

I am 23 years old. I plan on studying to become a psychologist. I am not sure yet which branch of psychology I want to pursue. I grew up in Utah, Indiana, and Florida. Florida is the place I call home. I have 7 brothers and sisters. I have my Dad, my mom, and my step-mom. My mom died when I was 15, but luckily I have my step-mom. I love to write, draw, sing, play sports, listen to music, and dance. I hope to someday become a published author. I am currently single, but plan to be married someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS faith. My family has been in the church for generations. But that is not why I am a member. I am a Mormon, because I know it is the true church teaching the restored gospel. I have an abiding faith in it's teachings. I know it is where I should be. I love my Lord and Savior. I know he died on the Cross and suffered in Gethsemane for me. Joseph Smith was divinely guided when he restored the church and translated the Book of Mormon. All of the prophets and other General Authorities continue to be inspired by our Savior and Heavenly Father as they guide us in the right ways. Families can be sealed together for eternity. This knowledge brings me great joy because I know I can be with my Mother once again, someday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. I talk to my Heavenly Father regularly. I read His Word. Despite the fact that I grew up in this church, I call myself a convert. I believe everyone must be "converted". I am currently my ward's chorister (I lead the music).

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Melissa Compton
Okay, first, look out your window. What do you see? A tree, maybe. Flowers, children playing, wind blowing. All of these were created by our Heavenly Father. Somebody had to create all of these things. They didn't just pop out of nowhere. Some say there is no God, because they do not see miracles. I say they need spiritual glasses. Miracles happen every day. YOU are a miracle. Furthermore, why would God have to work outside the system he created to do great things? He knows all, so he would have no need to do things outside of the ordinary. I know there is a God because I feel Him and talk to Him. He has answered my prayers, and is always there for me. He is not just my God, he is my Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Melissa Compton
There will be some that say we do not believe in the Bible, that we only believe in the Book of Mormon. This is false. Of course we believe in the Bible and regard it as Holy Scripture. The Bible is extremely vital, and is perfect truth, when translated CORRECTLY. Personally, I love the Bible just as much as I do the Book of Mormon or any other book of scripture. The Bible, just like the Book of Mormon, is a record of Christ and His teachings. It speaks of God's power and our reason for being here on this earth. It is full of knowledge, we need only to not just read, but to STUDY it.. Show more Show less