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Hi I'm Megan

I love my family. I love to learn and grow. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am really passionate about learning and helping others learn. I love to read, write, and discuss things with people, because this helps me to learn and grow. I especially love reading about history and government, because I believe that these are essential to keep freedom in our lives. I enjoy playing the piano, and I am learning how to play the violin. Music helps me to understand my feelings, so I try to listen to music everyday. Usually, I listen to Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Elvis Presley. One of my favorite things is visiting with my family. I try to be with and serve my family, because they are the most precious thing that I have on this Earth. This can be helping to cook dinner, reading together, or even just watching a movie together. I also like to ask questions. I like to know and understand things, so I can know if they're true or not. The pursuit of truth is very important to me, because it helps me to be who I should be. I have used this pursuit of truth to start up my own business, giving personalized, one-on-one mentoring to people. So far, this has been so very exciting and a great journey for me.

Why I am a Mormon

In July of 2011, I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the "Mormon" church. Before this, my family had no religion whatsoever. Sometimes I would wonder if there was a god, but I attributed this to too many novels, as I am fond of reading such things. I wasn't against religion, but I didn't really see any sense in it either. Over the years, as I continued to read, I saw so many examples of good Christians. In 2010, I read Les Miserables, and if there was ever an example of a Christian, it was the Bishop of D--. Him and Jean Valjean made me think that maybe there was something to it, after all. But I wouldn't have seriously considered actually going to church, or reading the Bible. Then, one day in June of 2011, my mother announced that she was going to church, and anybody that felt like it could go with her. I thought she was kind of strange, because she was the most anti-Christian person that I had ever met. I decided to go with her. After the first hour, I asked my mom if we could finish the entire three hours. I liked the people here, although that didn't make it any more true. I could still hang out with these people. Eventually, I learned that this was true. I think the reason I am a Mormon is best described in this quote by C.S. Lewis: "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

How I live my faith

When I was 13, I served as the president of the class for 12-13 year-old girls. This really helped me, because it helped me learn to love those who I served. Before I served as the president, I was the first counselor, who helps the president find how to better serve the girls they are over. I participate in early-morning scripture classes, because they help me learn more than I could just by myself. These help everybody who participates in them to grow stronger in the faith.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

In the Church today, there are absolutely no race or color restrictions on who can join the Church and receive the priesthood. This rumor started because there used to be a restriction on what race could receive the priesthood, but that has been abolished since the 1970s. Show more Show less