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Hi I'm Megan Mahrt

I play the flute, piano, mellophone and I like to sing. I am in marching band and I play tennis. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to do a variety of different things such as playing sports, playing music, performing in marching shows, read intriguing books, and just being with good, wholesome people. I enjoy seeing plays, especially the classics. I listen to all kinds music -- basically just anything that is clean and has a good beat, has a story to tell, or sounds beautiful is great! I enjoy going to the Phoenix Symphony or listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir -- they sound beautiful! I also like playing my flute in church or singing a duet or in a group. I am just another AP high school student that works hard and tries to learn as much as possible. Knowledge is important in my life -- I try to understand, and gain wisdom in as many things as possible. I work and try to enjoy life as much as I can!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ and what he has done for me. I also love God and know that he is my Father in Heaven. I am his child and so are you ( yes you, you who are reading this!) My freshman year of high school, I was thrown into the thick of things and I had to find my through it. That's when I think my testimony or belief in the gospel really solidified. I went through many hard times, and I needed comfort through my trials. And the Lord gave me that! He was there for me and he comforted me through the Holy Ghost which I know is a member of the godhead. I know this gospel is true! The Book of Mormon is the word of God and I fell the spirit throughout the Book of Mormon so strongly! There's no doubt in my mind that it's not true and I love learning from the prophets of old and their experiences! I know that through anything that life has to put me through, God will always be there to listen to my prayers. I know he's watching me and is mindful of me and my life every single day. He will hear my prayers whether I'm walking through the halls at school or by me bedside. I love the feeling of being at church and I learn so much every Sunday and every meeting that goes along with my church. The Lord is there for me and he has not forsaken any of us! We can come back to him and to him through Jesus Christ, because he died for our sins. Jesus amazes me! I love learning about his life especially in the first books of the New Testament. I went his life not in a busy blur, but he stopped to succor the weak and lowly of heart. He loved all men perfectly and still does today. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I am the First Councillor in my Young Women's group so I work with the girl's in my church from ages 12 to 18. I am 18 myself so I know I have a big influence over everyone especially the younger girls at my church. I help out by saying 'hi' to them and helping them feel welcome there and know about what activities are going on and how to prepare for them. I also talk to them about hard times they are having and just how their lives are. I also try to help them out with Personal Progress which is a book to help you become better prepared for Motherhood and just Womanhood in general. I have help various callings such as Presidents, so I have been able to help girls of all ages, and even help plan and carry out activities. I have also been able to conduct meetings. In Seminary, or basically a scripture study class, I have been able to be the President so I basically ask people to say prayers and pick people to give a mini talks on what they believe. I have had a wonderful experience at church and have started lots of friendships there! But it doesn't end there. When I go to school, I live what I believe. I am the same way I act at church. I dress modestly, refraim from using the Lord's name in vain, as well as cussing. I am kind and respectful to those around me. I go to seminary as much as I can. I am interested in those around me and I do my best in all I do.

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Megan Mahrt
It began in the spring of 1820 when a 14-year-old boy named Joseph Smith went into a grove of trees near his home in Palmyra near and knelt on his knees and prayed to know which church he should join. His answer to his prayer came when God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him that he should join none of them because none of them were true. Joseph learned that the Church originally organized by Jesus Christ during his mortal ministry was no longer of the earth. Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. During the next 10 years, Joesph Smith was visited by other heavenly messengers, translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God and received authority to organize Christ's Church. The Church was organized in Fayette, New York, on April 6th 1830, under the leadership of Joseph Smith. Today it has grown to an organization with members and congregations throughout the world! Show more Show less