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Hi I'm Morgen

I'm a daughter, a sister, a college student, a worker, and a convert. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a college student studying English Teaching for middle school education. I'm taking a break from school to serve as an LDS missionary in Brazil for 18 months. I love exercising--running, rock climbing, you name it--watching movies and hilarious YouTube videos, going to dance parties and sporting events, and spending time with loved ones. I've lived in several different areas throughout my life, so I enjoy finding cool activities to do whereever I live. In the past, I've participated in activities like lacrosse, track and field, swimming, dance, NHS, student senate, and other volunteer organizations. My bucket list includes joining a field hockey team, playing paint twister, sky diving, doing a back flip, having a family, and making a difference.

Why I am a Mormon

In today's world, every day is tumultuous. There are temptations, wars, natural disasters, hunger, torn families, and many other calamities. Through Jesus Christ's atonement, I am comforted because I know God loves everyone individually and perfectly and He will see that every wrong is made right. When I converted to Mormonism, I did so because of the peace and hope the gospel brought me. I stayed Mormon because the principles and doctrines are true, lasting, and enable personal growth. I firmly believe that the Book of Mormon is a second witness (the Holy Bible being the first) of Jesus Christ and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I believe these things because of answers to my personal prayers and because of the beautiful, sacred truths the scriptures teach. These truths include eternal families, hope, integrity, happiness, peace, love, self worth, faith in God through Jesus Christ, and many other virtues. By being Mormon and adhering to these teachings, I have become a better person. It has not always been easy to live my faith and I expect challenges ahead. However, since I am the first person in my family to convert, I can honestly say that if I were to do it all over again, I would have gotten baptized sooner. I invite you to also make the gospel a part of your life because of the lasting happiness I know it brings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through serving others. In church, I have served as a camp councilor and a camp committee member, a youth group president, an event/activity planner, an assistant for the LDS women's service group, and a visiting teacher. I have also taught lessons and given talks in church, as well as participated in various service projects. As nice as these experiences may sound nice on paper, they are not as important or significant as how I lead my life (both inside and outside of church). I'm not perfect and do not expect to be during this life. I constantly make mistakes and learn from them. But I do my best to lead my life in a more Christ-like manner daily by living my beliefs. For instance, I don't drink alcohol, I dress modestly, I live chaste, I do my best to help others, inclusive, I pray, and share my beliefs. Above all, I try to show God I love Him by keeping His commandments and repenting when I falter.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. We believe Christ came in the meridian of time and is the Savior of the world. Show more Show less