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Hi I'm Megan

Born and raised in Tennessee. Econ major preparing to serve a mission. Still discovering what God has in store. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19 years old and I still have a lot of life left to explore and discover. I'm the youngest of nine kids (one older sister, three older brothers, four older step-sisters, yay for combined families!). I am currently majoring in Economics and still discovering my place in the world. I was born and raised in the gospel by wonderful parents. I play the piano and the cello, and I believe in the power of music and how it can affect us and our countenance. Through all of the trials and tribulations that I have been through, I have come to love this gospel and our Savior for all of the wonderful things He has blessed us with and His ability to help us if we but show faith. I know that it is through Him that we can be free of our sins and enjoy the blessings of exaltation. Even though I am still unsure of what direction my life is meant to take, I know that God has great things in store for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am a sinner seeking exaltation. Heavenly Father knows my weaknesses and He knows that I struggle with many trials and temptations. It is because of His grace and the wonderful gift of the Atonement that I am able to gain eternal life if I but live worthily and seek repentance for my sins. He gives us commandments not to keep us from enjoying ourselves, but to protect us and help us fight against those temptations that we are subject to. He gave us these commandments because He knows we are capable of obeying them. He did not send us here to let us fail. He can give us all the help that we need. All we must do is ask with faith.

How I live my faith

I hold many callings in the church. I am a chorister/pianist for our congregation, and Sunday School teacher for the 3-4 year-old Primary children (most challenging and rewarding calling in the church if you ask me). My biggest and most life-changing calling that I have recently received is to serve as a missionary in the Germany Berlin Mission. It definitely wasn't in my original plans to serve a mission, but as I prayed more about my future, I was prompted to set aside school and other goals for just a little while so that I may fulfill this calling. I know that as I continue to fulfill my callings, I will be blessed in many ways for all of the sacrifices that I make.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Megan
We believe that men and women are equal in God's eyes, but with different parts to play. While men do hold the priesthood, if it wasn't for the work that women do in this church, the priesthood would never be upheld and sustained as it is today. There are many women who help lead the church in different auxiliaries, such as Relief Society, Primary, the Young Women program, and so forth. As a woman who has been born and raised in this gospel, I have never felt oppressed, or that the church regards men as superior to women. I know that my role is equally as important as the men's. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Megan
No. It is typically expected of the men of this church to serve a mission as a fulfillment of their priesthood duty, but the church is understanding of certain cases that prevent them from being able to serve (for example, a mental or physical disability, financial troubles, etc) or if it is just not what God has planned for them. The women of this church do have the option to serve, but it is not expected of them in the way it is for the men. Whether or not a member has served a mission does not necessarily reflect on their devoutness as a member. Some of the strongest and most faithful members I know did not serve missions, and that's okay. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Megan
The Book of Mormon is our claim to the truth of the Restoration of Christ's church on this earth. To know that this church is true, you must read it, study it out in your mind, and seek confirmation through prayer. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Megan
The church has missionaries because we have a firm faith that this is the true church that Christ established on the earth and that it has been restored in the latter days. This is not a message that we want to just keep to ourselves, but share with people across the world so that we can give the opportunity to come to know the things we know to as many people as we can. Show more Show less