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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in La Grande Oregon. I like to garden and ride my horses. I've danced for 9 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My names Melissa! I love to dance and I like to watch the sky. I majored as an astro-physicist for my first semester of college because I love learning about space, the stars, and everything in sky. I went to college for two years and am now going to serve a mission in Cape Verde Praia, Africa, speaking Portuguese. I like to sing, run, and do anything outside.

Why I am a Mormon

My Dad is a convert to the church. He was baptist, and his family was very agains the Mormon Church. My mom was a member, and so my dad started looking into what the Mormon church was about. After my dad read the Book of Mormon he knew that it was true, he started his relationship with his Father in Heaven and was baptized. My dad is an amazing example of living the way that Christ would, he has 8 kids now who he has always been able to provide for, he makes sure that we read and pray together every day and he teaches us about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was 17 years old I decided to read and finish the Book of Mormon for myself. As I read the Book I knew that the words were true, I was blessed as I read it. When I finished the Book of Mormon I prayed for myself to know if it was true, and the Holy Ghost witnessed to me in my heart that it was. After that I knew that I needed to share what I had, I know the Church of Jesus Christ is true, and I want to help others know to!

How I live my faith

Before I left on my mission I was in charge of our 18 year old and up singles activities, we went canoeing, played water volleyball, had holiday parties and more. We served together by raking leaves, moving books for our local library, baking cookies for people, bringing firewood, singing and more. I love to visit my friends and help them with what they need, my branch was full of love and service, always trying to strengthen eachother in the Gospel, and always wanting to serve.