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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm a student, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student who is determined to one day settle on a major. I vacillate between Art History and Biochemistry, English and Neuroscience. I love learning and studying. I particularly like learning about ideas, history, literature, and art. I enjoy puzzles, BBC productions, and Texas thunderstorms, but the thing I enjoy most is a book. It always amazes me how an author can find and organize mere words into an idea or feeling that I, myself, have felt but did not have the ability to say. These books have enhanced my wanderlust and my desire to travel all over the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents taught me at a young age the principles of the restored gospel, but there came a time that I needed to decide for myself if I believed them. I read the Book of Mormon and then prayed about it, asking God if it was a true book and if Joseph Smith truly translated it under His divine guidance. I did not get my answer immediately. I read the Book of Mormon two or three more times, hoping to receive the answer I was seeking. It was then I realized that I did have my answer. I would not have read and prayed so fervently if I had not already known. I knew then as I know now that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and that Joseph Smith translated it. Years after this realization I received the confirmation I sought. While I was praying to my Heavenly Father, I felt a warm, comforting feeling completely envelope me. It permeated every facet of my being, pushing away all doubt and uncertainty. I knew I was feeling the Holy Ghost and it confirmed to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God’s church. Since this moment, I have never doubted the truthfulness of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith not only by praying daily and studying my scriptures, but by striving to become more Christ-like through service. Il have the wonderful opportunity to serve a mission in South Carolina for 18 months. While putting school on hold and saying good-bye to friends and family will be hard, I know that this mission is the most important act of service I can do. I will be able to share the happiness I have felt with others through the love of Jesus Christ.