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Hi I'm Megan Nielsen

I was born in Nevada. I love sports and anything outdoors. I love meeting new people. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Idaho for almost my whole life, yet I'm not a huge fan of potatoes. I just completed my first year of college at BYU-Idaho, and someday hope to work with children with special needs. I love the beach and warm weather. I hope to travel the world someday. I love volleyball and all things outdoors. I am a huge tennis fan and hope to eventually attend all four grand slam tennis tournaments.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I still had to decide for myself if this was the path I wanted to take. I didn't always like going to church or dressing modestly when I was growing up, but never once did I doubt the truthfulness of this church. I have always believed that everything I have been taught by my parents and church leaders was true; however, I still remember deciding that it was time I made sure that I had my own testimony. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and upon finishing it follow Moroni's promise in Moroni chapter 10 verses 3-5; which is if you ask God with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, God will reveal the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon to you by the power of the Holy Ghost. When I did this the Spirit softly spoke to me, but there was no denying that what I had just finished reading was truly the word of God. My faith and testimony of this church has only grown since this experience. I can truly testify that our Father in Heaven loves each of us unconditionally. He sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to take upon Him the sins of each of us. My sins, your sins, so that we could have a chance to return to our Maker. I have received so many blessings from following the teachings of the church. I can testify that trials and challenges will come even to the most faithful and strong, but God wouldn't give us these struggles and temptations if He knew we couldn't handle them. We have a Savior who understands perfectly everything we are going through. I know we can pray to Him for peace and help at any time. Our answers may not come how or when we want, but I know God has a plan for each of us. He loves us and will take care of us; He is just waiting for us to reach out our arms and come unto Him. Like the youth's mutual theme of 2014, He truly is calling our name and waiting for us with arms open wide. All we must do is come unto Him.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been called by God through His prophets to the Busan Korea Mission. I will be teaching the great people of Korea the gospel of our loving Father in Heaven, which they can pray to God about to know of it's truthfulness.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Megan Nielsen
Mormons are asked to pay 10% of their total income. This income is the churches major source of revenue. This money is used to help build up The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a variety of ways. However, much more than the income that is brought into our churches, are the blessings received from paying a full, honest tithe. I think one reason God asks us to pay tithing is to test our faithfulness to Him. Many times people struggle to pay their bills, but miracles happen when paying tithing becomes their first priority. When our members put God first and diligently pay their tithing they are exercising faith in God, knowing that He will take care of them and provide a way for them. We are promised from God that if we pay our tithing The Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour down blessings that there will not be room enough to receive them (Malachi 3:8-10). I can testify that paying my tithing has brought forth marvelous blessings. Ten percent of my paycheck is nothing compared to the outpouring of love that God has shown to me. Show more Show less