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Hi I'm Melissa Walton

I am a student of nursing and of the gospel. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning--although, I have to admit, tests and papers aren't my favorite. I am a college student learning the art of nursing. The human body is amazing; it's ablity to heal after trauma is incredible. I work as a Nurse's Assistant in a hospital. Until recently I've always had this dream of saving lives but now in addition to saving them I think I'll add changing lives to the list. You can save a life in less than 2 minutes, but it takes a lot longer to empower someone enough to change their life. I also love soccer and eating. I'm from Utah so I love frysauce. If you haven't tried it you're missing out. The next time you have fries, mix a little ketchup and mayonaise on your plate and dip those fries before they pass your lips. You won't regret it. :)

Why I am a Mormon

Life is hard. I need religion in my life. I was blessed to be introduced to this church by my parents. They took me and my sister to church every Sunday. My parents taught me what they knew and made religion a part of what we did at home and at church. I continue to follow this gospel that my parents have taught me because I've learned that it's true by living it. My faith gets me through hard times and gives me hope. When I've moved away from loved ones and felt alone and forgotten I remember that Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ know us and remember us no matter how far we travel. When family members have died or been diagnosed with life threatening diseases I have hope that I will see them again. I know that the doctrines found in this gospel are true; they are life saving and life changing. Because of this gospel I know where I came from, why I am here, and where i am going after this life. This knowledge gives me hope and purpose in the here and now and in the future.

How I live my faith

In addition to taking nursing classes, I love taking religion classes; I take them in the summers or in the evenings or even in between my nursing classes. I love the spirit I feel in my religion classes. hope to teach religion in a high school or college someday. I like to study about my faith on my own as well as in class. Studying the scriptures and conference talks makes me happy. I enjoy reading religious books--books on the atonement or how to make it through hard times, books that offer hope or help and insight into something I am going through. I love interacting and talking with people; sometimes it's fun to just listen, although it takes a lot more effort. I'll talk to people on the bus, in the elevator, anywhere. Sometimes it's scary, but it's always worth it. I like to catch a glimps of who they are. My life is only one life. Usually I only know one way of doing things, so I like to see where others are at, how they do things, where they've been. It gives me perspective and helps me remember that we are all God's children and he knows and loves us. I enjoy doing service. Service helps me remember that I'm not the only person having a hard time. It also helps me think of the Savior and how his life was full of service. I am going to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love learning about the gospel and I am excited to share what I know.