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Hi I'm Megan

I grew up in Nebraska. I am a young mother working on my Masters in Geology. I love ice cream. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in various towns in the state of Nebraska among the corn and cows. When I was in High School I participated in marching band. I am enough of a band nerd that I decided to join my college marching band. It was there that I met my husband. He plays the trumpet and I am a color guard girl and we are very much in love. I received my bachelors degree in science teaching. I am qualified to teach geology, chemistry, and physics. I am currently working on my Masters in Geology. My cute baby girl was born during my second year of grad school. It has been a challenge to stay on top of things but I know that if I put family first, then everything else I need to do will just fall into place. We spend a lot of our time out on the front lawn blowing bubbles and picking dandelions. We both love the outdoors. Basically, what it all comes down to is that I am a nerd. In my spare time I like to take out my telescope and look at the moons of Jupiter or the rings of Saturn. I love outer space! I also enjoy playing the piano, hiking, and eating ice cream almost every night before bed.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say that I come from a long line of Mormons. That is not to say, however, that I didn't choose to be a member of this church. I have taken world religion classes and participated in congregations of several other churches. Many other faiths do wonderful things and teach wonderful things. But I choose to be a Mormon. I choose to be a Mormon because it makes sense. Like I mentioned before, I am a scientist and a fairly logical person. When I read the Bible and learn about the Lord appearing to Moses as a burning bush, or telling Noah to build an ark, or speaking to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden it only makes sense that the Lord could still reveal his will to prophets today. Why would He not? The Lord is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The LDS church is currently guided by a prophet. I know that he receives revelation from the Lord and guides us so that we may live righteously and live with our families again in the next life. If we are righteous we will also be able to live again with our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

My husband and I were both asked to serve in a Spanish speaking congregation, even though neither of us is latino. We enjoy the opportunity to learn about and serve people from a different cultural background than our own. My husband served a mission in Mexico and already knows Spanish. I, however, am now learning to speak Spanish as a part of this new calling. My husband is a counselor to the Bishop. I am currently working with the young women of the ward. My specific job is to work with the 14-15 age girls. I teach a lesson every other Sunday. We hold weekly activities on Wednesday nights. I am in charge of helping my group of girls plan one of these activities each month. I also help the girls work on the LDS church program for its young women called Personal Progress. The girls learn about eight values: Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. They must complete a ten hour project for each value. Finally, every summer our young women participate in a girl's camp to learn practical skills. All of the previous callings I had in the LDS church had to do with music. I have been given callings to play the organ in our sacrament meetings, play the piano for our children's primary class or women's group, play the piano for the church choir, or to lead the music. I really love hymns and truly believe that every hymn is a prayer to God.