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Hi I'm Melanie

I grew up in a small town in Utah. I am a singer, a runner, a reader, and a dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student studying English. My Mom once told me, "If you want to change the world, become a teacher." I love the great lessons engrained in the wonderful literary works of our time. I believe that every person needs someone to be there for them and to help shed light and experience on their life, especially during their rough, teenage years. I want to be that person. I also enjoy the thrill of running long distance. I love popping my ipod in and losing myself to the motion and the beat of the road and my music.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the LDS church. Even from a very young age I can remember feeling that my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, loved me and I can even remember feeling them speak to me from time to time. When I was 14 years old, disaster struck. My big brother, one of my best friends, was killed in a car accident. I was absolutely devastated. I couldn't understand why this would happen. The Lord should know more than anybody else how much I needed him. I remember vividly sobbing and absolutely languishing over his passing. I took to praying for hours alone in my room because it was the only thing I knew to do. It is because of this hardship and my need-to-know attitude that led me to find out for myself that Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, are indeed there. They know, love and understand each of us. My brother is also still there and, because of the Gospel, I will see him and speak with him again. I continue to faithfully live the Gospel because I know. I know that our Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ, are there and that I will one day stand before them and tell them how I have used my time here on Earth. I want them to be proud of me, I want to see my brother again and I want to be worthy of it. All I can say to those struggling is: faith is having confidence in Heavenly Father's love for you. If you turn to them and nobody else, miracles will unfold in your life like you could never imagine. Read the book of Mormon and let your life be changed. You will never regret it.

How I live my faith

I play the piano for my church choir. It is a lot of work to learn the songs to performance quality each week, but I believe that music is one of the most effective ways that our Savior, Jesus Christ, can reach out and touch our souls. He loves us and wants us to know that.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

At the end of the day, our family is all we have. Wealth and possessions can bring us happiness temporarily, but it is our relationships that really matter. We are all placed in the families we are placed in a for a reason. Love these relationships and cherish them. While we cannot choose where or to whom we are born, we can choose to strengthen our families each and every day and to live the gospel so that we can all be together, forever. Show more Show less