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Hi I'm Megan

I love photography, I am a runner, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college attendee with a love of learning. I have a slight addiction to running though I am not particularly fast… or good. I have four younger brothers, and living in a house of only boys has made me knowledgeable in both Star Wars and sports. I would live my life on the Oregon Coast. I am currently serving a mission in Latvia.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was five years old my cousin told me that she knew the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true. That the Book of Mormon was true and really is from God. I asked my dad later how she could know all of that, he told me that if I prayed I could know too. So when we got back to our hotel room I kneeled down in the small space between the bed and the wall and with my 5 year old sincerity asked if the church was true. Even now I can vividly remember what I felt, it was like my heart was going to pop out of my chest, I felt full, and I felt happy. This was only the first incident that helped me to know the church was true, but from that moment I knew that I could never say that didn’t know. This is why I am a Mormon. I belong to a church that teaches the pure and beautiful doctrines of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because it allows me to become closer to my Savior and Father in heaven. I know that I have a divine nature, with a purpose and a plan, being a Mormon helps me to find what my purpose and plan are. Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are able to be healed, to be made clean, and to be made whole. He brings us back, hand in hand, to our home in heaven. Being a Mormon and a follower of Christ has taught me that he is more than a 12 year old teaching in the temple, more than loaves and fishes, more than Golgotha or Gethsemane, he is even more than a resurrection. He is the gift that gives us eternity. He is real. We can fall into his extended arms and find peace, be made whole, and be encircled.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to grow closer to my Heavenly Father and become the person he wants me to be. By reading his words in the scriptures I feel him speak to me. I can feel his love encircling me when I pray. I know that I am heard, I am his, and I am loved. I live my faith by serving the women’s organizations of the church through my callings, and by deciding to serve an 18 month mission for the church and for my Heavenly Father. I am so far from perfect, but I am strengthened daily as I turn my heart to him in faith, to follow what he tells me to do, and trust that he will always catch me.