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Hi I'm Melissa

I was born in California. Then, moved to Idaho, and eventually Utah. I have a cat, two dogs, and a horse that I love so much.

About Me

I am a musical theater major on a full ride scholarship. Acting and singing have been my passions for as long as I can remember. The stage is where I feel most comfortable. I am a animal lover and have a cat, two dogs, and a horse that I love with all my heart. They are just as much as family as my sixteen siblings and multiple parents. Soon I will be a missionary, and I am so excited to share the gospel of Jesus Christ that has brought me so much happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people think that if you grow up in the church that you are automatically a Mormon. this is not the case. It has been a long difficult journey filled with tears, pain, joy, and laughter. When I was younger, my parents got divorced and my mom, one of my sister, and I moved to Idaho, leaving behind the rest of my family. With drama, bad parenting, and the need for attention, I did everything I could to rebel against every standard that the church upheld. I saw the examples of my older siblings and though, "They are doing it, why can't I?" Eventually, I was in such a dark place that I was ruining my life. At my darkest place I had no where else to go and a feeling that I hadn't felt in years overcame me. It was the Holy Ghost. He was telling me that there was someone who would listen and love me through all the wrong that I had done. At that moment I decided to stop being the bad kid and go back to the religion that caused so much happiness in my mother's life, who was a active member of the church. When I embraced the church, the bad things that happened to me became easier to bear and life had a purpose again. I have had to re-find this purpose many time. I have stumbled, and fallen off the path to return to my Heavenly Father, but every time I humble myself and admit my mistakes he forgives me and helps me back to finding happiness again.

How I live my faith

I have grown up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the years, through church organizations, I have participated in multiple service activities, dances, and camps. Every day I try to make the world around me a little brighter by sharing the light of Christ that is inside of me.