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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Las Vegas, NV and Santa Clara, UT. I went to BYU, graduated, and became a Kindergarten teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a kindergarten teacher, and love kids. My interests and hobbies are split between extremes of being a tom boy and a very girly girl. I love the outdoors, building things, fishing, hiking, and target shooting. I also like princess things, pink, cooking, sewing, sparkles, and dresses. I love to dance, all types, and competed in Ballroom Dance for 3 years. I used to oil paint and am trying to do more again. For the past three years I've had some fairly difficult health problems that limit my activities and what I can do, namely many of my above hobbies have been affected. I have a loving wonderful family, and love being optimistic.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I grew up in a family with parents and grandparents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/Mormons. I always just knew that there was a God, and that He loved me. I became familiar with His words in the scriptures, and talking to Him through prayer. I had hard times in life but I knew that I could get through them with His help, and I knew that He was in control and had a plan for my life personally. The real tests came when I had health problems that could not be figured out by doctors, that stopped me for being able to do so many of the physical activities that I love, and at times made me wonder if I could even function and live on my own. I continue to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, because the knowledge I have here, answers life's hard questions. My testimony and knowledge of my Heavenly Father and Savior, give me peace and comfort through hard times. I receive literal strength and comfort from Christ's atonement, not just for sins, but for the pain, suffering, and sadnesses of life! I am a member of His Church because I love Him, and want to serve Him! I am a member of His Church because I know it is true! I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I want to come to Christ, and help others come to Him! I know that This Church, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, is Jesus Christ's Church! I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father, who created a plan for all of His children to learn, grow, and return to live with Him! I know that there is life after this life! That we can receive every blessing, joy, and happiness in time! I know who I am, why I am here, and where I am going! I know these answers, and so much more, through The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints! I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have been a youth councilor for a Mormon/LDS youth camp called EFY for 5 summers. I got to help teach youth about their Heavenly Father, and Savior Jesus Christ. I helped teach them how to learn for themselves that their Heavenly Father/ God knows them by name and loves them, and that they are His children. I got to help facilitate good clean fun, and help those teenagers see how much fun it is to do good things. I also have a calling in my single adult ward to plan and facilitate ward parties. I get to plan uplifting and entertaining activities for Mormon/LDS singles to participate in, and get to know each other.