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Hi I'm Melissa Goodnough

I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I love my family, mathematics, teaching, and the violin. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of two kids in my family. I love doing adventurous things and traveling to new places. I have traveled to most of the church history sites in the United States, and have been to Great Britain, Italy, and France. I've grown up in Las Vegas for my entire life, but I absolutely love the California coastline. I have been blessed with a very loving and supportive family, and I love them so much! I studied at BYU for two years and will finish getting my mathematics teaching degree after my mission. I have been called to the Korea Seoul South mission and I know that that is where the Lord needs me to serve. I can't wait to serve the wonderful people of Korea! I love this gospel with all of my heart! I know that it is the only true church upon the earth, and that we are led and guided by our living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that my Redeemer lives, and that we are all sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has been a blessing in my life. At times I have turned to worldly sources for joy, but have only found misery. Coming back to the warmth and love of the gospel, and putting off the natural man has brought me true happiness. I have had many experiences in my life where I have received confirmations and felt the peace of the spirit, and know that this is true. Because I seek to be happy, and because I know with all of my heart that this church is true, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is all that I have ever known. I was blessed to have been raised in the church. I have had trials and experienced the sorrows of sin, but I have also felt the happiness, peace, joy, and comfort that comes from living the gospel. In my young single adult ward at BYU I was called to be a gospel doctrine teacher, and last summer I served as a primary teacher. During high school I had the wonderful experience of participating in the Zion's Youth Symphony and Chorus, formerly the Last Vegas Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus, where we performed at firesides and shared our testimonies through music. Music is an important part of my life, and I loved being able to share my testimony through music. Living my faith is an essential part of my life, and brings me such great happiness and joy.