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Hi I'm Meg

I am a sailor, physics teacher, wife and mom-to-be. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the church and was baptised in September 2010. Currently I'm a trainee teacher for secondary school physics; training at Bangor University in North Wales. Me and my husband married on the 29th of December after dating only 4 months, but we had known each other for two years! I am now pregnant with our first child :) I have an unquenchable passion for sailing. I have been sailing since I was 11 years old and started racing when I was 14. There is nothing that matches the adrenaline of outdoor sports for me, I love climbing, windsurfing, sailing and skiing and in the future I plan to take up aerials like the silks or the lyre hoop. Although I come from a broken home and have an unsettled background I am very much family orientated. I am the eldest of 6 siblings and they mean the world to me, I still feel a responsibility for them and I am so proud of what they have become. I have a close relationship with my mom and try to stay in touch with my dad (because we live separately) because I think that no matter what the circumstance is, family is family and you can't replace them. I also have a desire to introduce them to the gospel of Jesus Christ as currently I am the only member in my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Science has always been an interest of mine, but instead of understanding the world better, I knew things in more intricate detail. When sitting in my science lessons my mind was blown away by the beauty and simplicity of life and I began to question "How can such order and perfection come from chaos without a driving force?". The answer to this question, and many more that were seemingly unanswerable, I found in the most unlikely of places. I was dating a guy I met at the sailing club. I knew his family were religious and he didn't really follow it but I had no idea what Latter-Day Saints were or what they believed, well except for Jesus... that was clear from the pictures they had in their house and they prayed A LOT! On Mondays they had family home evening where they had the missionaries round to share a message. It was so surreal. Wednesdays was youth night at the church and then they would be back again on Sunday. I grew fond of the church and the people were so inviting and friendly as if they really wanted me to be there. I participated in scripture study and even offered prayers. I'd never known people like this but they were truly happy and full of love and selflessness. I was given a Book of Mormon and one day at university I was curious so I read a bit and was overcome by this wonderful feeling of truth. So I decided to get baptised. I feel liberated now. I know this church is true, I believe that Jesus Christ is my saviour and he lives.

How I live my faith

My faith has become my core, it has totally changed my life. Pardon me for using a physics reference but it's like without it I was Aristotle and had a firm belief that I was the center of my own universe and everything was happening around me but things still didn't add up, it wasn't right. But now I am Galileo and I have a clearer picture. My faith is my sun and my life orbits around it. It's not forced it is totally natural, when you have a force as strong as the sun in your life you wonder how you ever lived without it. It has changed me from being a self centered, lonely being to someone who seeks ways of serving other people. This can be as simple as a visit to a friend to let them know that you care for them, or helping an elderly lady with her gardening. I believe that if you are open and make yourself available to help those that need it, you will find opportunities to serve your neighbour. Since I move around a lot I do not have a church calling just yet, but I have had callings in the past which were so rewarding. I have taught primary Sunday school for children aged 4-7 and I have been a secretary for the young women (12-18 year olds) in another ward. I loved being involved with the youth of the church and it has been good preparation for me in my career.