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Hi I'm Melody Baysden

I grew up on the East Coast. I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom, I am a professional volunteer.

About Me

I am a mother of three, grandmother of four. I enjoy, crocheting, oil painting, and crafts. I worked in my local school system, until my health forced me to stop. I then home schooled my youngest from middle school, threw graduation. That child is now serving a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

When the missionaries knocked on our door, my husband and I were looking for a church to join. I had always attended a Christian church in his youth, and I mostly attended Baptist with occasional visits to the Methodus church. We both had stopped going to church at all by the time we met. I would occasionally go visit different churches here and there but never felt the since of belonging I thought I should. When my first child was born I wanted the best for her. I wanted her to know the Lord and wanted her to have a personal relationship with Him. I wanted the same for myself also. I also wanted for her to see her parents unified, as it happens her Father felt the same and as a family we started looking for a church we could agree with as a family. When my daughter was three months old a knock came at ort door. My husband had just got home from working a 12 to 8 shift at his job, and our new born had kept me up all night, so we were both just about to grab some sleep when that knock came. My husband went to the door, and shortly came back to the bedroom telling me that two Young men wanted to tell us about their church, and because we were looking he asked me if I wanted to listen to what they had to say. So I got dressed and started my journey of discovery. I learned who I was in the spiritual since, and that my family could be mine for eternity. When I attended the church, I felt at home and accepted. I had never experienced anything like it. I felt I belonged there. So I studied the doctrine. I had discussions with my husband, the missionaries and members. After a lot of prayer I agreed to be baptized. And now, nearly 34 years later; I feel it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

How I live my faith

At this time I am serving as the Activity Days Leader. I teach girls from age 8-11. We do crafts and activities that help them to learn that they are choice daughters of a loving Heavenly Father; who loves them. I help them learn and understand the 13 Articles of Faith, which are our core beliefs. I also help them to become closer with each other, their families and Jesus Christ.