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Hi I'm Meighan

I was born and raised in Georgia surrounded by family. I am studying anthropology/archaeology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am on a mission and have been called to the Lima Peru East mission. I love math, mythology, music, movies, Disney, my family and friends, and the gospel. I play trumpet and tuba. I am studying to get my degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology. I love studying the past and the present.

Why I am a Mormon

My choice to be a Mormon started because my parents were Mormon. I live close to both sides of my family. My mom's side is Mormon. My dad's isn't. This gave me the opportunity to see both sides. I also went to school in a predominately nonMormon school. When I was a teenager I had many moments when I would begin to question why I believed what I believed. The truth was I had never thought to question. For many years I went through moments of doubt. Each time I prayed, I studied, and I listened for the guidance of my Heavenly Father. When I looked at my life I discovered there was no way the church couldn't be true. Without the gospel I wouldn't be where I am today. I wouldn't be able to be as happy as I am and have so much peace about my future. The gospel has always given me the answers I needed. They may not always have been what I wanted, or thought I wanted, but they were exactly what I needed. It has given me the guidance to live my life the way I should to be able to enjoy it and live it to it's fullest. I know it is true and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I've been surrounded by family all my life. I have constantly had to struggle with watching someone, whether family or friend, question their life and beliefs. This has caused me to constantly reaffirm my beliefs. The answer has always come through study, prayer, and service. When I am home for the holidays I spend my time helping others with their callings taking care of the youth. I live my faith by studying the gospel, praying to my Father in Heaven, listening to the Spirit, and serving those around me.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

It reads, “For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it si by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” Many in the Christian community have a problem with the fact that we believe you can’t just state you have faith in Christ and be saved by His grace. We believe that we must still try to do our best to follow the Lord and His commandments. Let me now refer to some Bible scriptures in order to better explain why. Ephesians 2:8 states, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God:” Yes we do need faith to be saved, but grace is what truly saves us. Later in James 2 there are many verses (to name a few; 17, 20, 24, 26) which declare that faith without works is dead. So, to sum this up, we believe it is by grace we are saved. To qualify for grace we must have faith. To show our faith we have our works. It isn’t a specific thing we do that saves us, but rather it proves our faith in Him. Someone can say they believe in God, yet they go around acting as if He doesn’t exist or that doing His will isn’t important. If one truly believes in something they act upon it. Show more Show less