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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm the second youngest of nine. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently at school studying Psychology and preparing for medical school. I come from a large family where I learned to fight for my food and eat it all before someone else did! I want to help people - in other countries but also right here in the United States. I know God has given me talents to help and serve others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because Christ has saved me. I am a Mormon because I know this Church is true! I struggled to understand my purpose in life and can truly say I have fought for my testimony. In an act of mercy and love, God showed me that he has a plan. He taught me to trust in him and to follow him. That is why I am a Mormon. I follow Him and I know this is what he wants for his children. I am a Mormon because I know why I am here. I know where I came from! I know where I go when I die. I know I can be forgiven of my sins and live with my family forever. As I look back on my life and reflect on the ways I have witnessed the hand of God, I am stunned with the reality of His love for His children. Life is a constant battle - but a battle where we ultimately come out the victors. This reality helps me push forward through my trials and hardships. I praise God that he sees fit to test me. Trials and growth are the evidence of his love - that he sees us worth correcting. We are meant to go home again - to our heavenly home. The gospel is how we get there.

How I live my faith

For eighteen months I served a proselyting mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the state of Virginia. While there, I helped and served my fellow man. I also taught about the power of Christ's redemption and sacrifice. I taught that families were created to be eternal. I live the gospel striving to be humble and to be God's hands on the earth today. I live my faith every day as I strive to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and do what I can to help my brothers and sisters here on the earth

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is a gift from God given through the mercy of Christ's Atonement. It is a gift He chooses to give to us after we have done all we can do to measure up to what He asks us to do. It is by grace we are saved - but only after we do our part. I heard it described once like a mother who pays for her child's piano lessons. The mother's already paid for the lessons but the child repays her by practicing. Our salvation is paid for by the Savior but we must show him our desire for it through our actions, words, and thoughts. Show more Show less