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Hi I'm Megan

I am a student. I am a lover of the outdoors. I am a returned missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I recently returned home from a full time missionary for the Church and it was the most incredible choice I ever could have made. I truly was converted to the Gospel on my mission. Being able to see the change in myself and the change in people that I taught was the best part. To see how finding a relationship with God changed their life has changed me forever. I am a student, I am going to BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho and I am studying to be an Occupational Therapist. I know Heavenly Father has blessed me with the opportunity to help people be better and I will use that talent to the best of my ability. As I study the human body, I am just amazed at how miraculous it all is. It wasnt created by accident and I know that there was something greater involved. I love being outside. I love camping and being in nature. It is the time that I feel the closest to Heavenly Father. I am able to enjoy the beauty of the earth and all that He has given me. He truly has given us all, for our enjoyment, entertainment and for us to love it. This earth is truly incredible. Just a little about me! I love to smile and laugh and I try to help as much as I can. I love being the energetic self that God made me.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I went to church because it was part of who I was. My mother took me to church and I enjoyed it. As I have gotten older though I have had to gain my own testimony. At times I get discouraged and dont feel like I have a very strong testimony, but I know I have to persevere. Life wont be easy. I have been given lots from my Heavenly Father and I am grateful for that. This Gospel beings me peace and makes me happy. It gives me enthusiasm for life! I just love life so much and I know it is because I am living the Gospel. I wouldnt trade the happiness I feel living the gospel for anything in this world. Nothing could ever compare to the joy I feel. I love hearing from a modern day prophet and knowing that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to give us divine guidance always. It isnt a guessing game anymore, we have guidance and we need to listen to that counsel. I know that God knows each one of us individually, and am so grateful for the opportunity to be in this earth and learn all that God intended for me to learn.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith, well....there are a lot of ways! I am going to school at a church school, and I go to church every week, but it is a lot more than that. I try to be the nicest I can be. My mother taught me that we never know what has happened in someone else's life and we dont know what their day looks like and so I try to be as Christ would be and love people. I try to smile and be happy and let them know that things are going to be ok. I really try hard every day to do what Christ would have me do, and often I am unsuccessful because I am human and I make a TON of mistakes, but I want people to see the difference that the Gospel can bring in a life. I saw it on my mission all the time, seeing a new light in people's eyes, and I want that for my family and my friends, and me!

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Megan
If you think back on all the people who havent been able to know about Christ, they havent been baptized right? Well if the only way to return back to Christ is to be baptized, what would happen to all those people? I believe that Heavenly Father loves us so much and he wouldnt send us here to earth to never learn of him and of Jesus. He wants us back to live with Him and when we do Baptisms for the dead, we are giving those people a way of coming back to our Heavenly Father. They dont have bodies, so they cant do it for themselves since they are only a spirit, but we can do it in place of them, as a proxy. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Megan
Many people think that people HAVE to serve a mission. That is not true. There are reasons why some people cant serve missions, or they may be baptized at a later age and dont have the opportunity. The age for missionaries to go out was recently changed to be lower, and so more young men and women have the opportunity to serve. It is about the person, and whether a mission is right for them. We encourage it strongly because it is such a growing experience, and there are some things that you will learn on a mission that you cant learn any other way. It will help their testimony tremendously and it is a great thing to do. Show more Show less