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Hi I'm Megan Nichols

I want to be a bilingual elementary school teacher, I run half marathons, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho, but now I live in a small town in Oklahoma. I served a mission in New York City speaking Spanish. It was an amazing experience that changed me. I have an equal love of running and baking. I love latin music and dancing. I am a bookworm; Harry Potter, Guernsey and the Literary Potato Peel Pie Society, any Jannette Rallison book, and the Diary of Anne Frank have special places in my heart. I love life. Chocolate is a gift, and I express my gratitude by eating it almost daily. My favorite way to get to know people is by swapping embarrassing stories. I am a student at Brigham Young University in Utah. I want to be an elementary school teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this Church because I know it's true, and I know the joy I have with it versus without it. There was a dark time in my life where I was so depressed and angry all the time. Thankfully, my family helped me out of the dark stage with their examples of faith. I decided to take the challenge of reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it when I was a teenager-everyone's darkest days. I know without any doubt what I felt was an answer from God. It changed my life infinitely for the better. I love the Church of Jesus Christ not because it "makes me feel good" or "gives me hope" like many good churches, but because I know it is lead by Christ, with the same doctrine, ordinances, and priesthood as in the Bible. Daily this is confirmed to me, and I love that anyone can experience what I do. This church is universal and for everyone because it's God's church, and He testifies of that every time someone sincerely asks, as He did for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving others, and taking time each day to pray and remember what God has done for me. I strengthen my testimony of Christ by reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I live my faith by showing respect for my body as a gift from God and dressing modestly, and as I show respect for others in the way I talk.

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

Megan Nichols
Being a Mormon and a woman, I feel qualified to say that we are amazing! The sacrifices mormon mothers make, whether it's getting all of their children up at six to have family scripture study and prayer before school, or sending their children halfway across the world for two year missions-mormon women are women of faith, sacrifice, service, and love. Women of the Church are all apart of a club called Relief Society, which is part of our weekly church service. As members they willing serve others in the community and around the world through meals to the sick, humanitarian packets, crocheting leper bandages, making quilts for the homeless, etc. on top of their normal family life. They do all of this willingly, cheerfully, and without thought for how awesome they really are; it's just what we do to show love for our brothers and sisters worldwide. Women are greatly respected in the Church. I have only felt very respected and equal with men. We are taught we are daughters of God, and are to treat ourselves with respect, and to be treated by our men with respect. We believe men and women have different, but equally imporant roles that work together. Show more Show less