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Hi I'm Melissa

I live in Utah. I have type 1 diabetes. I love to run, and sing. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I recently graduated High School, am living in Utah, preparing to serve the people of Chicago, Illinois. I love the outdoors, meeting new people, and learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be. I realize that there are a lot of different ways people can live their lives and still be happy, but I have discovered that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and through His church, we can be made into so much more than we could otherwise. We can experience true joy through serving, and learning to love those around us. I have heard that "The church is true, but the people aren't" and I disagree. We need each other. People are imperfect, and that is the wonder of it. We all help each other grow. I believe that as we reach out to each other, and ever seek the help of the Savior, our capacity to love will grow exponentially. He will teach us, and help us, and grow us into who He knows we can become. Faith is a choice, every day. And I choose to believe because my life with the gospel is rich, and full of purpose. It shows me the bigger picture. I choose the Gospel of Jesus Christ because hard times come. So hard that I can't handle them on my own. And as I have turned to my Brother Jesus Christ in those times, he has strengthened me. He has been my solace, my anchor, my Savior. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a ward missionary in my single's ward. I love attending activities when I can, and getting to know those around me. I share my faith by loving people, and embracing our differences.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a truth a person has learned through by the power of the Holy Ghost. It's putting to words the fuzzy feeling you get after you do something nice for someone else. It's testifying of what you know to be true in your heart. It often comes through hard things--there can be no testimony without a test; no muscle gain without resistance. A testimony is the result of heartfelt prayer and studying and searching. It's personal, and what fuels many actions-- such as a young missionary leaving their family to share the gospel, or someone paying 10% of their income to the Lord. Show more Show less