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Hi I'm Megan

I am a small-town girl. I'm an active woman. I'm a sister and daughter. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my junior year of college. I am studying to become a high school English and math teacher...and rethinking that choice. I'm trying to balance fun (high school was fun but college is better!), studying for classes, planning a career, and my church involvement. Since going to school I discovered that I love ballroom and swing--good exercise and lots of fun! I also love hiking, camping, and tubing. But I especially love to just take a stroll outside, get away from whatever is going on, and enjoy this beautiful earth Heavenly Father created! And old movies--they are the best! Love things like "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Philadelphia Story," "Singing in the Rain," "Bringing Up Baby," "Never a Dull Moment," "You Can't Take it With You," "The Great Escape," old Disney shows, I could go on... But aside from having fun, I also like to work hard. I like to earn my own way. I've had jobs ever since I was in middle school. I've moved irrigation pipe (cold, wet, early in the morning...not my favorite), taught swimming lessons, been a lifeguard, made pizzas, worked potato harvest (Idaho girl!), worked in the Housing and Student Living Office and BYU-Idaho, and I've been a waitress at a few places. Most important of all, however, are my relationships with my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and my family. Nothing matters more.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are active members of the Mormon church and I grew up in it. But I had to decide if I wanted to live it. At eight years old I made the commitment to live it. I chose to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was an act of faith because at eight years old I certainly didn't understand everything about the Church, but I knew that it was what I wanted to do. Since baptism, I've generally tried to live what the Church teaches. But there have still been many times when I've made mistakes and needed to repent. From these experiences, I've come to know that following Jesus Christ really is the ONLY way to real and lasting peace and joy. Never have I found true peace or happiness in anything else. And the Church truly teaches me to follow Christ. On my grandparent's gravestone this is engraved: "All that I have is attributable to the Savior and His ongoing influence." I feel the same way. I am a Mormon because Mormonism fills me with peace, joy and hope in a world full of chaos, misery and despair. I am a Mormon because I know it is true. Lots of things are uncertain, but this I know.

How I live my faith

It's hard to say how I live my faith because in so many ways my faith IS my life. My faith arranges my priorities. God is first, family is second. And I really try to put these two things above everything else. I WANT a personal relationship with my Creator. I build that personal relationship by putting in the time, just like with any relationship. I try to pray often and study His words daily. If I get nothing else done in a day, I feel accomplished if I have spent the time doing these things. And growing up with this faith, I feel like I always understood that family was more important than being with my friends, or going to basketball games, or earning money. I love all those things, but the place I love most is home, and the people I love most are my family. I love to sit in the family room and talk with my parents. And I love to goof around with my brothers and go on walks with my sister. These relationships last forever if we will follow Christ. And I would say that my faith leads me to seek the things in life that really bring me peace and lasting happiness. Ultimately only God can give me the inner peace I want. So I try to go to the temple often, and I go to church, and I try to serve, and I try to make my siblings feel happy and loved, and I try to do what my parents ask me to do.

In whom should we have faith?

We should have faith in Jesus Christ. He is our Savior and His way is the only way to salvation. We show we have true faith in Him by living the way that He has taught. Show more Show less