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Hi I'm Megan Waite

I'm an Oregonian, a runner, a guitarist, and a student at BYU-Idaho. I love life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First of all, I love life! I grew up in the Pacific North West in the Seattle and Portland area of Washington and Oregon. I am the third of 4 children to two amazing parents. I have two older brothers who are both married and each have a little girl. So that means I'm an aunt, and I live that role up! I also have a sister that is two years younger than me and she Is a fiery red head, and my best friend. I am a BYU-I student, and I am majoring in early childhood special ed. I am a runner and I did both cross country and track while in high school, and I continue to LOVE watching races and to run in any 5k I can find! I was recently called to serve a mission in the New Mexico, Farmington mission. I report to the MTC June 4th, 2014 and will serve till December of 2015. Being able to serve a mission is a dream come true for me! I love being a member of the LDS church, and I can't wait to share the message of truth and love with the people in the Farmington mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this Mormon Church, but that is not why I have stayed. I am a Mormon because through prayer and studying I have come to find that nothing in this world brings me more comfort, or peace than the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was baptized into the LDS (Mormon) church at the age of 8, and I remember feeling such a clean pure feeling along with a great happiness. It wasn't till I was twelve though that I really decided that I had a strong, unmovable testimony of Jesus Christ, and of Joseph Smith restoring the fullness of the gospel to the earth. As I have grown older my testimony has only gotten stronger. Life has gotten harder and my challenges, and decisions have become even greater, but through it all I have been able to put my trust in God and I have seen his hand in my life in every step I take. I truly believe, and know that if you go to Heavenly Father, God, in prayer and humbly ask for whatever it is you need help with or wonder about, he will answer your prayer. He loves his children, and I know this, because I have had my prayers answered- not always how or when I expect them to be, but always are they answered. I know that life is hard, haha... No one ever said it would be easy though, but through living the gospel of Jesus Christ, being a Mormon, I have found a purpose in life and in searching for happiness along the hard times and in the times that I feel like giving up. I have learned to put my faith in God's timing and in his hands. He loves us, he has a plan for us. He is there, and always has been, we just have to stretch forth our hand, and talk to him in honest prayer.I promise that if you do seek him with a pure intent he will comfort and guide you in this life.

How I live my faith

I live what I believe. My example in the community has been seen multiple times and I have had friends come up to me and ask how I am always so happy, and why I am "different". The answer I give them is usually along the lines of because I know who I am. I know that I am a daughter of God and that gives me strength to choose the right. I am preparing to serve a full time mission and as I do this I have taken classes that prepare me for this work. I have been studying manuals and the scriptures daily. I strive to be obedient to the mission rules that are set and I strive to lift others around me up. One thing I have noticed in my life is that a smile, or simple "hello" goes much further than we think it will. I let my light shine, and people come to see the happy things that I represent. They may not know that the happiness is based off of living my faith, but somehow they can feel that it is different and they recognize good things.