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Hi I'm Megan!

I'm an avid skier and adventure-seeker. I love to laugh! Right now I'm a missionary in Louisville, Kentucky speaking Spanish!

About Me

I love water skiing, snow skiing, kayaking, swimming, and almost anything outdoors. I love animals (especially dogs), cooking, reading, and romantic comedies. I'm a student at BYU, but currently I'm serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Louisville, Kentucky. I've been called to speak in Spanish, which is super fun! I love laughing and quoting Brian Regan and Megamind. I love all kinds of food and my favorite thing to have for breakfast is waffles! I'm the oldest in my family, and I have 3 younger siblings. My siblings are my best friends. We love going on fun trips together!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member my whole life. I was baptized when I was eight because I had a testimony (yes, even at that age) that the Church is true. Since then my testimony has grown so much stronger. It has been tested through trials and other things in my life, but that has only made my testimony grow stronger. Having the gospel in my life has made the biggest difference. This gospel gives us purpose and power. With the knowledge that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know and love us, we become aware of our divine purpose and calling here on the earth. Why am I a Mormon? Because I know it's true. Because I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and love me. And because I LOVE the gospel. :)

How I live my faith

The gospel is so applicable to every part of your life. If you try every day to be better and more like Jesus Christ--you are living the gospel! God wants for us to live with Him again, so He has given us commandments, scriptures, the prophets, and our families--all as tools to help us return to Him. I love this gospel SO much, and it affects every part of my life. I have had various callings in the Church, but right now I'm serving a full-time mission (which for women is 18 months) in Kentucky speaking Spanish. My job is to help others come closer to Christ through His gospel: Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. I promise that as you strive to live the gospel and become more Christ-like, God will bless and strengthen you. His gospel brings happiness! I testify that this is His Church that has been restored to the earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I've read it many times and my prayers have been answered countless times through it. I know if you pray with sincere desire to know if the Book of Mormon is true--God will answer you. This is His Church. Don't believe it? Ask Him yourself. He's always listening, and He loves you. I know it because I know He loves me. :)

What is the Relief Society?

Megan!
Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. The thing that makes it amazing is that the whole purpose of Relief Society is to serve and strengthen others. Through serving the women and families in our church, we become stronger ourselves. Relief Society is wonderful because you get to know all the wonderful women in the church and become good friends with each other. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Megan!
If you have been baptized before, that is great. Baptisms from any religion or sect are an awesome act of faith and devotion to God. But having the Priesthood power and authority is an essential part of baptism. There is only one baptism that is acceptable to the Lord, and that is the one that is done by His authority. For example, if an ice cream man were to try and pull you over by playing his catchy tune and ringing his bell at you, would you pull over and promptly agree to pay the speeding ticket that he gave you? Of course not. He doesn't have the authority to stop you from driving, or the power to give you a ticket. But if a state trooper were to get behind you and pull you over, I think we all would obey. That is how it is with the power and authority of the Lord. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much and He is so happy when we obey Him, but a sacred covenant like baptism is only valid to Him when it is done His way, with His power and authority. Thus if we want to be truly cleansed from our sins and take the Lord Jesus Christ's name upon us, we need to be baptized by a worthy Priesthood holder. This Priesthood Power is found only in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. How can you know for yourself that this is God's Church restored to the earth and that the authority essential to baptism is found here? Get on your knees and ask Him. I promise if you ask Him with a sincere heart, He will answer you. :) Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Megan!
God is perfect. When we think of all that entails, it kind of is hard to take in. He knows everything, sees everything, comprehends everything, and He is the ruler and creator of the universe. He's perfectly just, perfectly merciful, perfectly kind. He's our Father. And He is the perfect Father. He loves us perfectly, and He has a perfect plan for each of us as His children. He loves us and knows us personally and individually. We are all created in His image, but His body is immortal. He is perfected, and glorious. As our Father He wants us to return to Him and to become as He is. He desires all of us to have joy, and that is why He sent His son Jesus Christ, to redeem us from our sins. I know that Heavenly Father knows and loves me, and I know that if you want to know if He loves you, you can get on your knees and ask Him through sincere prayer. I promise if you do so you will feel an overwhelming sense of peace and love, because He truly does love each and every one of His children. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Megan!
You are definitely welcome to attend church! We love to have visitors, and we always welcome families. Our primary family worship service is what we call Sacrament Meeting. It lasts for about 70 minutes and is when we are all together in the main room, called the chapel. We sing hymns, offer prayers, and there are a few speakers who are chosen from the local congregation, or sometimes the local leadership of the church. We also have several meetings afterwards for the children and adults to learn more about the gospel. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Megan!
"For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light..." (Doctrine & Covenants 88:40) That to me is the reason the Church continues to grow. When people start to experiment with the happiness that following Jesus Christ brings, when they are given the opportunity to serve and improve themselves, and when they are taught true principles that strengthens families, they hold onto that. And even more, they share that light with others. When we find happiness, when we find peace, and when we find the love of God--we naturally want to share it with others. And as members of this church we try to do that. We share our beliefs out of a sincere desire for others to find the truth that we have found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less