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Hi I'm Meghan

I grew up in Utah, I helped build a school in Peru, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in Wyoming when I was a youngin', and later moved to Utah. My parents divorced when I was 9 months old, but I was fortunate enough to be blessed with an amazing stepfather since I was 2 years old, and consider him my father in every respect. I love running, hiking, track and field, and photography. I'm currently a freshman in college, just entering the adult world. I recently returned from a humanitarian expedition to Peru, where I helped build a school for children. I'm also preparing to serve a mission in North Lima, Peru!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because His Spirit has testified the truth of it to me. Although I was a born a member of the Church, I have not been without trying experiences that helped me to gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of His gospel. I've lived through the passing of a friend, insistent battles with my biological father, and more. As I've turned to His words in the scriptures and His words through his Prophets and Apostles, I have gained a testimony of His life and ministry and of His Church on the earth today. I love this gospel, and I love Him. I know He loves all of His children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church restored upon the earth today. I know it, and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life how God would want me to. I avidly work to be honest in all that I do, and to be kind to all whom I cross paths with. I'm a visiting teacher to other girls in my ward, and fulfill that calling to the best of my ability. I know that by living as God would want me to, that I am able to draw closer to Him. I have a strong testimony of the power of reading scriptures and praying. It brings us closer to Him, and that's really the end goal.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Meghan
We dress in what is called our "Sunday best" for Church. For men, this is a nice button up shirt and tie, perhaps with a suit coat over it. For women, this is either a dress or a skirt and shirt combination. We celebrate all holidays where we live, including Christmas and Easter. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Meghan
No. Mormons try to help all in those in need, regardless of their religion. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Meghan
We have Church on Sundays, which lasts for three hours, and during which we partake of the Sacrament. Monday evenings, Mormons often have Family Home Evening, where they go out as families to have wholesome fun family time. Family Home Evenings also include a Spiritual lesson given by one of the family members. On Wednesdays, the youth of the Church ages 12-18 have activities together, precluded by a Spiritual thought. Beyond that, Mormons seek to serve other Church members as well as those of other faiths in a variety of ways. Mormons are encouraged to take part in personal prayer and scripture study, as well as family prayer and scripture study. All these things build Mormons' faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Meghan
Mormon missionaries provide funds for their own missions. Many save for years in order to be able to go out and teach the gospel of Christ around the world. Show more Show less