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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm what you could call one of those proud Texan folk, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am engaged to be married to the love of my life in the Dallas Texas LDS Temple. When I marry him, I will become what you could call an "Insta-mom". He has two beautiful little girls ages 4 and 7, so that makes me... a step mom and a wife all at the same time! This is a beautiful opportunity that Heavenly Father has given me, and I am truly humbled. In this time of making so many important and eternal decisions, this gospel has been my sure and safe foundation full of light in this crazy dark and confusing world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to have been born into a family that gave me the gospel right away. But just because you are born having the gospel doesn't mean you automatically have this burning testimony and that you have no doubts about your religion. I can't tell you that I had this pivotal moment in my life where something magnificent happened to make me know this gospel is true. No, an angel did not appear to me and tell me this was true. I am a Mormon because of the small but undeniable moments that have touched my life and made it clear that this was all true. Like I mentioned before, by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. The small spiritual moments that speckle my life's timeline are more powerful to me than anything, and I am grateful for those moments that have allowed me to learn and grow so much. So why am I a Mormon? Because this gospel makes sense. It is perfect. It teaches me where I came from, why I'm here on Earth and what my purpose is, and where I am going. In a world that is so dark and confusing and scary, I have the strength and steadiness of this Gospel to lean on.

How I live my faith

I live my faith not always in the big things I do, but in the small and simple things I do. Because small and simple things do indeed lead to great things. This church is a church that allows members to take care of each other. In my callings in the different wards I have been in, I have been given many wonderful opportunities to serve the members of my ward family. I live my faith through word and deed. I am not perfect by any means, but I strive daily to act in such a way that would make my Heavenly Father proud, and that is visible to my peers.