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Hi I'm Megan

I am a college student who volunteers in the community. I love music and being outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family with a strong musical background. My parents met in their college marching band. My grandpa taught high school band; my dad plays clarinet and saxophone in an army band; my mom plays flute and teaches lessons; all three of my brothers play musical instruments in band. I guess you could say I was drafted into playing musical instruments. I have played piano my whole life and I've had so many opportunities to serve in the church and in the community because if it. The Lord gives us talents so we can serve those around us, and I'm so grateful for the opportunities I've had to try to give back a small part of what The Lord has given me. I also love spending time with my family, especially by taking trips and spending time outdoors. I love running, hiking, camping, boating, sports, and pretty much everything else I try. Most of all, I love laughing, spending time with others, and meeting new people. My family has also taught me to love learning, so I am currently a student at Brigham Young University studying public health.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I know it is true. Becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a lifelong commitment to serve and to comfort one another. The promises we make to The Lord at baptism are to live in a way that we can have His Spirit with us, and I have been happiest in my life when I have done these things. I am grateful to belong to a church that understands that God expects our service and commitment. It's nice to need a church, but it's even more fulfilling to be a part of a church that needs the service of its members to continue. We don't just learn a religion. We live it. I am also a member because I love my family. I've used the story of musical instruments as an example of something that ties my family together, but I know that there are stronger ties available than just things you have in common with your family members. Through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have the opportunity to be with my family for eternity. That means more to me than anything. If my parents were to die or if I were to lose a child, the most comforting thing I can imagine is the promise that the separation at death is only temporary. I will be able to see my family again and I am so grateful. I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

I believe that God gave us talents and that he placed us in our families so that we can learn important lessons. Just as my family has influenced me, I have been able to take the skills they have taught me and serve in my community and church. I am often asked to help with musical numbers in our religious meetings, and I have had the opportunity to teach free piano lessons to others who don't have the money to pay for lessons. I believe that sharing the talents God has given me and sharing my time is how I can show the Lord and my family that I am grateful for what they have taught me. Outside of music I have had many opportunities to serve in the church and in the community. I got to be in charge of a college service group who visited the elderly, as well as a group who taught art lessons to kids with chronic health conditions. The best thing I've ever done in my life is serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, preaching the gospel to the people of Illinois. Serving others is how I show The Lord I know the blessings I have come from him. The best part of my faith is that I get so many opportunities to live it by serving those around me. The Book of Mormon has one scripture that sums up why I do what I do: "Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever" (Alma 26:37).