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Hi I'm Melissa

I have grown up in Maryland. I am currently on a mission. I am a daughter of God. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love to read, play flute and do lots of art work. I also love hiking, biking, kayaking and many more outdoor activities. I have 5 siblings, one of which is my twin brother who I love very much even if we don't get along all the time. My family and I love to hang out and do different activites together. We like to do a movie night together and then afterwards we like to have a treat, like ice cream or cookies. I hang out with my friends as often as possible. I babysit for members whenever they need me to help and I am on a Spanish speaking mission in Rancho Cucamonga California. I absolutely love it! Serving the Lord is the biggest blessing I could ever ask for at this point in my life!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of His church because I know without a doubt that it is true. I have prayed multiple times about wether or not this church is true and every time I receive an answer saying that it is true. I see how much others love His church and how much they love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I see the strength of their testimonies and it strengthens mine as well. The Holy Ghost has testified to me that this church is true and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. When I read the scriptures and I imagine what Christ has done for us throughout the generations my love for him is multiplied. I am proud to be a member of this church and to know of His love for us.

How I live my faith

I help mothers out with their children and I am currently in charge of the music in the class for women over the age of 18. I make sure to go to church every sunday and I try my best to be very welcoming to others who are looking into the church or who do not come very often. I love making new friends in the church and I work hard to be the best example I can be. At home I am always trying to remember to say my prayers, read my scriptures and further my understanding of the gospel. I love to go to Institute every Thursday night with the young adults and my twin brother where I learn and study more about the gospel and the scriptures. I love this church and as I live the gospel I see the blessings I receive from living it in my everyday life.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Melissa
The Book of Mormon is simply Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It teaches the teachings of Christ and the word of God through ancient prophets that lived in the Americas. We believe and we know that these same prophets testified, prophesied and taught of Christ. They taught of His birth, death and resurrection through direct revelation from God. After Christ died on the cross and resurrected He appeared to the people in Jerusalem to teach them a little more of what God wanted them to know and understand. When He was done teaching the people in Jerusalem He then appeared to His followers in ancient America and He performed many miracles and taught many principles. At the end of the Book of Mormon, a prophet named Moroni gives us a promise(Moroni 10:3-5). He tells us that if we want to know for ourselves that these things are true, we must ask God in the name of Christ. Then, He will answer our prayers through the Holy Spirit and we will know for ourselves if these things are true. Show more Show less