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Hi I'm Megan Sage Macfarlane

I am a daughter of god. I have overcome my drug addictions. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old, planning to go through medical school to become a surgeon. I will someday be married in the temple and have a family of my own but have put these plans on hold to serve a mission. For the next 18 months I will be serving in the Paraguay Asuncion North Mission. As a teenager I became addicted to drugs and alcohol. I struggled severely with my testimony of this church and the guilt and pressure I believe it caused me. I was placed in an in-patient facility called Lifeline. This is the time that I learned the truthfulness of the church, the misconceptions I had. Most importantly I learned to trust in the Lord, have faith in a brighter future and conquer my largest trial yet. I know that I am right where the Lord needs me and I know with ever fiber of my heart, this church is true.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because when in my life, i thought there was no way to escape my emotional pain and sadness, the light and love of christ poured out of heaven into my life. For years I felt alone, misunderstood, confused and frustrated about the beliefs of our church. I researched and read all of the stories of ex-mormons and anti-mormons. I tried to believe that this was not the truth so i could live a "normal life" a "worldly life" without guilt or regret. I was lost and had no idea who I was. When in drug rehab i finally surrendered my will to Heavenly Father for one last true and honest chance, my heart was reborn. I knew deep in my heart that no matter what I read or what science proves or common sense says, this church was true. It is true. As i prayed, inspiration to guide and lift others taught me more about myself than i ever knew. The words of the scriptures lifted me to higher and safe ground. My prayers were answered. I was comforted when I truly believed there was no forgiveness left for me. I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know Joseph Smith was chosen by god to restore the gospel back to how it was when Christ was here on this earth. It is the same church now as it was when Christ walked on this earth. We have the priesthood. This is the power and authority of god. We have the sacrament restored, just as Jesus taught us to partake while he was on the earth. I know that God speaks to our Prophets and Apostles today. What they teach is true. I know that by living the commandments, keeping the word of wisdom and relying upon the Lord leads to a true and happy life. I know that families can and will be together forever. I know that if we obey our covenants we will be resurrected in the Second Coming and live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. I know that this is the only true church that contains the FULLNESS of the gospel. Nobody can take that away from me. Christ is my savior and I will forever serve him.

How I live my faith

I am a daughter of earthly parents, a sister, a cousin, a niece, a Primary Teacher, a Visiting Teacher, and a Daughter of god. I teach the class of 8 year olds every sunday and visit two wonderful women in my ward in their homes each month. I am very involved with Family history and my genealogy. My father was born in Scotland and moved to the United States as a child. He is a convert. I find much joy in researching my ancestors and doing their temple work for them.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Megan Sage Macfarlane
We do baptisms typically for our ancestors we have researched and traced back on our own. We take their names to the temple and are baptized on their behalf. This allows them to go from being in 'spirit prison' the place you go once you die if you are not yet worthy to live with god(this is a paradise, not a literal prison- just a place of learning and progression). Once the baptisms has been performed on their behalf, they are then permitted to accept the covenants and progress further if they are ready. This gives them the same opportunities that we have on this earth. If they never had the chance to learn of the gospel here they will be presented with it after death and may still be baptized if we give our time and efforts on their behalf! Its an amazing experience, I have done this myself. Alot of time, research and efforts but the spiritual payoff and the feelings in the temple during these experiences are like none you could compare to. Make it your goal to feel it for yourself! Show more Show less