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Hi I'm Meredith

I'm a newlywed, nurse, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was blessed to be raised in the gospel, and though I am not perfect, it has blessed my life more than I deserve. I had the opportunity last year to attend the temple and enjoy the blessings received there, and to be married there to my best friend. I spend as much of my spare time as I possibly can hanging out with my husband, and we enjoy spending time with extended family and friends. I am a nurse working in a medical unit at my local hospital. In my church ward I am in the young women's presidency, where I am responsible for teaching girls age 12-17 in Sunday School as well as running Tuesday night activities for them.

Why I am a Mormon

It's cliche, but it's true: I am a Mormon because this church is true. From a very young age I knew that I had a Father in Heaven who loves me, and that He sent His Son to die for me and rise again. Because of these strong beliefs I prayed frequently before going to sleep, knowing my Heavenly Father was joyfully listening. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is exactly that. It is God's church! He is the head of it and I feel that. I feel His love and concern for me and His children. I know He wants us to return to live with Him, and I know the way to Him is through baptism, faith, obedience and repentance. Living this gospel brings the greatest and most lasting joy. Even when I feel unloved by others, I feel a deep peace and unflinching love from God. I know He loves me. I know this is His church.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in every moment of every day. Praying, studying scriptures, serving others, listening to spiritual music, taking care of my body, learning and working, spending time with friends and family, and going to church each Sunday.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Meredith
Throughout history, when God has needed to raise up a lot of people in a hurry, as well as needing to test the faith and obedience of His people, He has required righteous men to take multiple wives. This happened in the Bible and also in the early days of the Church. Only some men and women were directed to practice polygamy and it was only done by revelation through the prophet of God. The men and women who were faithfully obedient to this commandment were righteous and pure. Show more Show less