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Hi I'm Meganne Ferrel

I grew up in Colorado. I love anything to do with science and hanging out with my family. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Last year, I attended school at BYU Provo, where I was majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Spanish and Chemistry. After obtaining my degree, I hope to go to medical school. The disciplines of radiology, pediatric cardiology, and anesthesiology are of particular interest to me. In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin, cheerleading, and spending time with my wonderful family. Currently, I am serving a mission in the Argentina, Mendoza mission. I entered the MTC (Missionary Training Center) on July 2, and am there until August 12. After that, I head to Argentina. In total, I will be serving a mission for 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a home where my family consistently attended church and kept their commitments. Because of this, I can't remember a time in my life where I haven't had the opportunity to know of the truth that is the gospel, and witnessed the peace that it brings into the home. Although I had a testimony of the gospel, it didn't necessarily mean that I was converted to it. Sometime around my freshman year of high school, I was forced to make a decision. This decision was to determine if I would keep living the gospel principles and continue doing what I knew was right, or if I would decide to let things slide that I knew weren't right. At this turning point in my life, I decided that I would live the way that I knew that my Father in Heaven wanted me to. This decision began the road of conversion. Through a gradual process, I was able to slowly transform my life into a more Christlike one, where I was living the gospel principles instead of just believing them. I try to continue to do this throughout my life. Living the gospel has blessed me in countless ways and brought such peace into my life.

How I live my faith

I love attending church because it gives me such a sense of comfort and peace. Throughout the past year, in my Young Single Adult ward, I was able to be the Relief Society President, or the leader over the women 18 years old or older. As Relief Society President, I worked closely with the bishop and my counselors to plan activities and enriching lessons for the women in my Relief Society. Other responsibilities included compassionate service for any lady who might have been struggling. Visiting teaching is another aspect of the church that I love. While visiting teaching, I am able to go to a specific sister. While sharing a spiritual thought, I am also able to express love and friendship to that sister. In this sense, the church truly helps bring people together in friendship. Although all of the things I mentioned before are callings, I live my faith through so many more facets of life than just the callings. Christ lived a lifetime of service. Because I strive to be as Christlike as possible, I try to devote myself to service when I am prompted to do so. Sometimes this service can be manifested by a large organized group or project, but oftentimes, I find myself giving service in small ways, such as picking up a pencil for someone or waving at them as they go by. I know from personal experience that small and simple acts of kindness are sometimes more meaningful to a person than an elaborate project (though both are still necessary). I try to live my life in the way that Christ would. I do this by integrating my faith in all aspects of what I do.