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Hi I'm Meghan

I grew up in Utah. I love to swim, and have done so competitively for 14 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to swim. (I'm a breaststroker, for those who know swimming.) I also love to read and write when I have spare time. And I enjoy camping, hiking, running, and pretty much anything that can be done outdoors. I also compete in triathlon, as does my whole family. We all love it. Someday, when I have a family of my own, I'd like to continue that tradition with them. I am a sophomore in college, where I have the opportunity to compete in my favorite thing: swimming. I am a Physiology major, and hope to someday become some kind of doctor, once I start getting the hang of college Chemistry. :) I am a part of a family of seven, and I love it. Even though there's never enough cereal. :) My family is very close, and I'm so grateful for my parents and each of my siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this church is true. I have gained this testimony for myself through years of prayer and fasting for confirmation of the truth of what I have been taught my whole life. This gospel gives me peace. It gives me joy. Through the teachings of Jesus Christ, I know who I am. I know what I am meant to become. I know that I have a Father in Heaven who truly loves me, and cares about me. He loves me enough to have sent His Son to suffer and die for me to have a chance to return to Him. My answer did not come in a grand vision or hearing a loud voice. But my answer was no less real than Joseph Smith's. I do not know everything, but I know enough. I know that God loves me. I know that this is his true and complete gospel on this earth. I am a Mormon because I have felt the difference in my life when I have lived with the Spirit, and when I have lived a life devoid of the Spirit. The former is much better. The latter is miserable. Being a Mormon is not always "easy". But I'm not interested in easy. I'm interested in right.

How I live my faith

I enjoy volunteering at retirement homes. Ever since I was little, my family would go to visit these homes on a regular basis. We would also perform the Nativity at Christmas time almost every year. And now, as a college student, I'm lucky enough that my swim team occasionally organizes a "family night" type gathering at the local retirement home, where we perform musical numbers, give short thoughts, sing and interact with them. I love interacting with the seniors in these homes. They always give me such perspective on life. I love to listen to their stories, I love being able to sit next to these dear sisters, and listen as they shake my hand and tell me all about their grandchildren across the country, or how they met their late husband of 50 years. They always make me feel so happy. I never want to leave. I am now preparing to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where I will be able to teach and spread the truth and joy I have known for my whole life to those who will hear it.