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Hi I'm Megan Carver

I was born in Ogden, Utah and have lived here my whole life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am almost 20 years old now and time is flying! I am a single college student and I attend Weber State University. I love it there! My passion is learning about families and children. I love learning about how families function and grow positively. I also love learning about child development and child care. My chosen major is Family and Consumer Science Education. I will eventually become a Secondary teacher and educate students about families so I can help them have strong futures! Family is everything to me! My mother and father work so hard for our home and for me and my brother and sisters. We are all best friends and I love spending time with them! I love to sing, especially in choirs. I am an Alto, meaning I sing the lowest female part in a large group. I love being an Alto. Karen Carpenter is my favorite to listen to when I want to hear a beautiful Alto voice. I loved being apart of choirs in Jr. High and High School. Another thing I love to do is run. It's not only how I get my exercise in, but it's also the only way I compete. It's the only athletics I do. But I love it! My hopes are to someday qualify for the Boston Marathon! I love to read! I work at a little LDS (Mormon) Bookstore called Seagull Book. It's a store only found in Utah and we carry tons of Mormon literature. It's a wonderful place to work and is such a peaceful atmosphere. I'm very blessed and thankful to work there.

Why I am a Mormon

I was able to choose to be baptized into the Mormon Church at age 8. It is the best decision I have ever made. I have needed this gospel for my whole life. I will never stop needing it. I will never stop needing Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I have had some hard trials and some bumpy roads. But our church is a church of hope. We have things to look forward to. Jesus Christ is the Savior. He knows and is aware of every single person on this earth. I know that. I know that He loves each and every one of us regardless of our religion or choices we make. But I also know that He wants us to try as hard as we can to be the best we can be. This Church makes me want to be a better person. I want to be more kind, more loving, more caring. I never want to speak evil or think unrighteous thoughts. The Savior can lift me up to be like Him. I know He lives today. He lives as a body of flesh and bones. He appeared to Joseph Smith in the early spring of 1820 in the Sacred Grove and the Mormon Church is complete truthfulness restored in its fullness. I also want to share that I know that families can be together forever. Because Jesus Christ died for us, He was also resurrected for us. He lives. And because He lives, we will live again one day, even after death. We will see our loved ones again and we will get to be with them forever. Ours is a message of hope. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true and living Prophet. He speaks with God and receives revelation for our Church. We will always have a living Prophet on Earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true. That book has more power and impression than any other book on earth. It does not tear down the Bible, it adds on to it. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers every prayer. He loves all of us. We are all His spirit children and even though sometimes life doesn't seem fair, He is always there for us. I love this gospel! I'm so blessed to be apart of it!

How I live my faith

I am apart of a Young Single Adult ward. Ages 18-30 attend my Church block each week. I love my ward. I have some wonderful friends that go there with me. I currently serve in my ward as a Coordinator for one of our programs. The women in our ward have assigned visits to one another once a month. We believe that this really strengthens friendships and helps us get to know each other. It also teaches us how to serve one another. It is called the visiting teaching program. I am a Visiting Teaching Coordinator. I make phone calls to a few of the girls in the ward to check up on their visiting teaching assignments by asking them if they did it and encouraging them to do their visits if they have not done so. It really has helped me come to know the women in my ward better. What a wonderful service I am privileged to do each month! Another way I live my faith is by attending the Institute of Religion up at Weber State. It is a building on campus that members AND nonmembers are always welcome to take religion classes and even just come to hang out and meet friends. It is a wonderful environment. I have been able to sign up for the "Welcome to Institute" committee. My committee invites others to come and register for classes so they can feel the power we posses there in the LDS Institute. This committee has definitely stretched me past my comfort zone a few times. I have to talk to a lot of people I don't know and invite them to sign up for classes, but I have met so many amazing people and it's great to hear their stories and experiences. It helps me with my own trials! I LOVE THE OGDEN LDS INSTITUTE OF RELIGION!