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Hi I'm Megan Kemmey

I am a nursing student that might just go to medical school. I love writing, being outside, and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest daughter in a family of nine kids, and being in a big family has had the biggest impact on who I am and who I want to be. I love my crazy siblings, and I have two of the greatest parents out there who have encouraged me to be my own person, to follow my dreams, and to bring some good into this world. I think babies and kids are some of the cutest and most innocent things in the world. I got at a job at McDonald's one summer and I have had some fun times there. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and campfires. I am caring, dedicated and determined. My siblings tell me sometimes I am a tad bossy. Sometimes I act a little nutty, but don't we all? In 2011 I started my first year of college studying biology at VCU. There, I began to row on the Crew team and started running all the time. I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, water, walking, anything. After about a semester, I decided biology didn't really hold my interest. I switched, and I am now a pre-med nursing student, and I really love working with patients in the hospital and being able to brighten their day with just a simple conversation. Someday I would love to go to medical school and become an excellent doctor. School is ending in the next few weeks, and then I am headed down to Santiago, Chile, where I will be serving an 18-month mission. I am beyond excited, and I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store. This life truly is amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents taught me the gospel and I have gone to church all of my life. However, I had to decide for myself whether or not I wanted to live this gospel and believe in it. One of the greatest things I have done in college is deeply strengthen my testimony and love for the gospel. I know that I am the happiest and I am the best version of myself when I am involved in church and am developing a greater relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. My testimony has blessed me countless numbers of ways, and I know that Heavenly Father knows me as a daughter of God; He knows all of us individually, and He cares about every single one of His children. He makes me want to be a better person every day, and gives me strength when I need it. Prayer is one of the best gifts we can have. I love the prophets of this church, and I know that we have a living prophet on the Earth today. I love the Book of Mormon, and I know that it testifies of God. I know that when I read that book, I just feel so much peace and I have been guided through its words. I love that the gospel has always been a rock in my life, a constant help and protection to me. I know if we build our foundations upon Heavenly Father and His gospel, we will not fall.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel and the church. I love going to church each week and feeling uplifted and re-energized. I go to a bible study class each week, which is amazing. I always leave learning something new and feeling so much more relaxed. More than just going to church, I really do try and live my faith every day through simple actions. Whether it be telling someone how awesome they are or just offering a helping hand, I know that through our actions we can share that light of Christ with others. I know I have been on the receiving end so many times, and simple actions and examples truly do have such an impact. At a school like VCU, it definitely isn't the norm to have high standards and morals. I've been invited to several parties and people really think I am coming from the nut house when they learn I've never even had a taste of alcohol. I am so thankful for the standards I was taught as a kid. In about six weeks, I will be living my faith as a full-time missionary. Although I cannot wait for those experiences, I love living my faith every single day. My faith has become my way of life.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Megan Kemmey
I honestly love paying tithing. God has given us so much, so to me ten percent is another way that I show my love and faithfulness to Him. The ten percent we give goes to helping the church and work progress here on Earth. It is a commandment from God to help progress the work of the church. Temples and church buildings are built, for example. I have honestly felt the blessings of tithing in my life. As a kid, I distinctly remember recognizing that when I paid my tithing on money I earned, I received more offers to babysit and make more money. I have been blessed financially in my life, and I know it is a result of giving ten percent to the Lord. Show more Show less