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Hi I'm Megan

I grew up in Boise, Idaho with 5 brothers and a sister. I am studying microbiology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm studying microbiology and loving the work I do in my major-related classes. I work at Walmart as a cashier. I am the oldest of 7 kids, with 5 brothers and 1 sister. We have amazing parents and lots of aunts and uncles. I love spending time with my family, whether we're watching movies, making toffee, or just goofing off. I love watching my brother play lacrosse and playing with my baby brother who is 2. In my free time (though it's rare) I like to crochet and knit or read things that aren't homework. I love hanging out with my roommates and having our apartment Sunday dinners.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. That is, my parents were both members of the church before I was born and raised me with those beliefs. Even though I've always gone to church and liked the teachings, I still had to work on my own to study the scriptures and decide for myself. It's surprising how little some of us know, even though we go to church every week! Though I learned a lot from my Sunday school teachers and my parents, I really had to read on my own and develop my own testimony. My favorite aspect of this church is that it is so individual. I know that God knows me as an individual and I love the emphasis that each of us has worth and value that is in the church.

How I live my faith

I love going to church! I am currently going to school, so I go to church only with other students who aren't married and it's a ton of fun. I work with other people in my ward to put records like the census and birth or death certificates into a searchable database for the family search website. I love visiting and teaching other girls in the congregation during the week and having other girls come visit me. Because most of us aren't able to see our family often, we have a small get together on Sunday nights in place of the family prayer most of us had at home. In my ward, we sing a hymn, make announcements, and have someone present a talent. Then we write a list of those in need of prayers, before kneeling and praying together. These meetings are especially different from any of our other meetings because we don't usually kneel together when we pray, but I love it. It's also just fun to see other students who live in the same area, since we're usually so busy during the week. I love the feeling of family we have, especially since I'm so far away from home.