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Hi I'm Morgan

I am a dancer. I am a college student. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Both of my parents were converts to the church. My mom converted at 8 years old when her parents found the church. My dad converted when he was in college. I was raised in the church and continue to be a faithful member today. I have danced for over 11 years, learning ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, and folk dance. I am a rather shy person, and dance is one of the few places I feel I can express myself without being judged. My other hobbies consist of going out with friends, camping and hiking, reading, watching movies, and laughing. I am currently a student at BYU, majoring in Communication Disorders. Once I finish my undergrad, I hope to continue on to Grad School and become a Speech-Language Pathologist, maybe even have my own practice. I like to make plans, but I get discouraged easily and I'm not very patient, so I have to continuously remind myself that 1) things don't always go as planned, so I just need to make the best of it, 2) life is hard, but I can do hard things, and 3) things take time.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the LDS (Mormon) church with my family. I do not go today because it is what my parents believe, but because it's what I believe. We all know when we do or do not believe in something we hear. Well, I am a Mormon because what I heard when I went to church and from my parents sounded right. I believe in the teachings of the LDS church, including that Jesus Christ is our Savior, my Savior. I know that fact to be true because I have experienced the atonement. There have been many times when I have done something wrong -- something against another person or something against my God and His commandments (very often they are one and the same thing) -- and I realize what I have done and feel terrible. I feel dark and alone. Then I remember the atonement, and that if I repent and covenant to never commit that sin again, Jesus will intervene for me. My sins, scarlet red, will become white. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that through the atonement and keeping the commandments and the covenants I make with God, I can return to live with Him. I know that families are eternal, and that through covenants made in the temple I am able to live with them for eternity as well; I will be able to see members of my family that have already passed again. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true and accurate record because what it teaches feels right and coincides with the teachings of the Bible. From this knowledge, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he could not have written the Book of Mormon with the education he had. I know that God speaks to us today through the prophet, Thomas S. Monson, as well as through priesthood blessings and personal revelation. I know that the priesthood exists and that its power is real. I know that I am never alone. This knowledge means everything to me and it gives me the greatest comfort in times when I feel alone and in the dark of despair.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the every day. I believe example is the best teacher, so I try my best to live what I believe. I try to study the Bible and Book of Mormon and pray on my knees at least once every day. As a student at BYU, I am honest with my classwork and on my exams. If I see someone looking like they are feeling a little low, I go up, smile, and say hi. I listen to people when they want to talk. I apologize when I am in the wrong. I just do what I would want any other person to do, and that involves keeping the commandments and trying my best to be a disciple of my Savior, Jesus Christ.