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Hi I'm Meagan

I'm a sister, daughter, cousin, granddaughter. I am a missionary. I love it! I love rugby and Ultimate frisbee, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love mangoes, California beaches, Wyoming ranches, rocky coastlines, Mandarin Chinese, Polynesian dance, and certainly rugby. I love people! I attend Brigham Young University, and love to study the physical and emotional development of humans in class and by application. I love my family! I am so very very grateful for the support of my brothers, sisters, parents, cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I cannot imagine true happiness not including my family. I also love to dance. I don't profess to be "good" at it, I just listen to the beat and go for it, and try to help others feel comfortable being themselves through dance as well. Music enlivens and uplifts me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family strong in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We studied the Book of Mormon or Bible daily, and prayed together. I felt and continue to feel the joy that comes from our family living the teachings in the scriptures, and the teachings of modern prophets. That joy created a desire to know the truth personally. Each time I read the Book of Mormon, I am reminded of the Lord's knowledge of me and my needs and wants. One section of the Book of Mormon touched my heart and has changed my life. Alma 7:11-13 talks about Christ's life on Earth and His suffering each of our pains, afflictions, temptations, sicknesses and infirmities, "that his bowels may be filled with mercy... that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities." When I first heard this scripture shared, I felt the power of the Holy Ghost, and began to think about what Christ's Atonement means to me. I am empowered to become better every time I ponder Christ's perfect empathy for me and for God's children throughout the world. I love the light that the knowledge of Christ brings into my life, and the Book of Mormon enhances my understanding of Christ.

How I live my faith

I seek to show love for those around me in sometimes very small ways. I lived my faith by reaching out to others in high school. I've learned that the smallest gestures, such as a "hello" or smile, can influence even a stranger's life. I live my faith each time I ask for increased courage to reach out, then do it. I love to live my faith by testifying of the beauty of God's plan. The simple phrase "God loves you" sincerely expressed can make a tremendous impact. There are heartbreaks I can't pretend to understand, but I do know I can testify of Jesus Christ's suffering and complete understanding, and hopefully help to lift the burden of my fellow men in this small way. I think another way I live my faith is through enjoying God's creations. Being in nature expands my soul. Each time I remember God's hand in my life, and remember to thank Him, I strengthen my ability to live my faith. It is incredible!