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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a Missionary, I'm a College Student, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the second oldest of four children. I'm currently attending BYU and majoring in Technology and Engineering Studies. I've been called to serve in the Mexico Torreón Mission. I could not be more excited to serve and bring the happiness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to others.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is the only true church on the earth today and because I believe with all my heart that it is true. I'm a Mormon because I could not imagine life without eternal families. I love my family so much and can not imagine not having them with me forever. I'm a Mormon because I know that the teachings of our Latter-Day Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson and the apostles are true. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Christ Atoned for our sins so that one day we can return to our Heavenly Father and be with our families forever. I am so much happier because of my faith, and because I believe in Christ. I know that God knows us each personally and loves us with all of his heart. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet on this earth today, and that he truly saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith and of the work that he did on this earth and I know that his teachings are true. I don't know where I would be without this church. It has brought so much light into my life. I have learned for myself that this church, it's teachings, and the Book of Mormon is true. I love this Gospel. I love my eternal family. I love Christ. That's why I'm a Mormon

How I live my faith

I live my faith by daily scripture study and prayer. I live my faith by trying to be like Christ and trying to uplift all those around me, something that can be incredibly important because of the negative and often frightening world around us. I live my faith by sharing the gospel and the light that it brings to all those I come in contact with.

What is being a Mormon like?

Megan
I love being a Mormon! I'm so grateful that I can have the comfort and peace that the gospel brings to me. I'm glad that we have the standards that we do, because I feel strong and protected because of them. Being a member of the church can sometimes be hard, but I wouldn't change it for the world. The church has never been popular according to the world, and sometimes it feels like I'm not either because of my beliefs, but I'm so grateful for the strength that the gospel gives me. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Megan
The same way that all of us do! In Moroni chapter 9, verses 4-5 it says: "4. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true ; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost 5. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." God is mindful of you! If you have sincere desire to know the truth, he can make it known unto you. Our Heavenly Father answers prayers, and I can testify of that. When I first read the Book of Mormon, I prayed to know if it was true, and I didn't get my answer! I was so confused and even a little bit angry, but I decided that I would keep searching out the answer. I studied and prayed, and I received my answer, even though it wasn't exactly when I wanted it. He will give you an answer when you need it, even if you have to work a little bit to get it. I know for myself that the church is true through searching, pondering, and praying. The Holy Ghost made it known to me that the church is true. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Megan
In the Book of Mormon, in Alma 30:44 says: "The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God." All the beautiful things in this world; the mountains, the lakes and oceans, even the trees changing in the fall testify that Christ created the world and that we are Heavenly Father's children. I can't honestly say that I've ever had a big moment where it hit me that God sent us here, but I've always known and I bear testimony that he created this earth and we were meant to be here. To me, the very fact that we're on the earth shows that there is a God. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Megan
A testimony is something that we've gained for ourselves and it expresses what we believe. A testimony doesn't have to be a big experience or a moment that hit you like a ton of bricks. A lot of times it comes slowly, like mine did. I never received a visit from an angel or had a vision, but I know that the church is true. And I know that because of the feeling I get through the spirit. The gospel gives me hope, and that hope drives me to study the gospel and gain a testimony that I can only gain for myself. I love that testimonies are personal, and that it is up to us to build them and exercise them. My testimony is my most prized possession. It has become a part of who I am, because my testimony helps me to be stronger than I could ever be without it. Show more Show less