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Hi I'm Melia Gagnon

I've been a gymnast for 15 years. I love and enjoy sports, choir, theater, music, friends, family, and life as well.

About Me

I began gymnastics at age four when my mom couldn't handle me bouncing off the walls at home anymore. I continued to pursue living it, competing in surrounding states, and achieve new goals. During the summer, after middle school, I was suffering from pain in my wrists. I visited several doctors and therapists so I could do gymnastics once again, but to no avail, only time and less impact could heal them. I was devastated. Gymnastics is my passion. How could I find something else? After having taken a break I went back again. I was no longer in a position where I could compete because of our financial situation, but I continued to do what I loved. A few years later I broke my ankle vaulting. Once again I was away from what i loved, but this time I decided to pursue some other talents. I auditioned for our schools show choir, and was accepted! I also gave my time to 2 other school choirs, developed talents in theater, and picked up the ukulele. Also making many friends along the way. Currently I am preparing to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been raised in the gospel, but at age 17 I began to question my faith. I continued to attend church for my parents sake, but no longer loved it for what it was. Finally, when I graduated High School, I had the opportunity to exercise my faith. I wanted to know the gospel for myself and not because it's what my parents taught. It didn't take long for me to realize what my parents had taught me was true. No other religion could give me everything I had in the L.D.S church. I've felt God's love as I desired to know his gospel for myself. That love i felt was undeniable. I continue to feel his love for me as I read the Scriptures, attend church, bear my testimony, share the gospel with others, attend the temple, and pray.

How I live my faith

As I live the standards of the gospel, I have been able to be an example to my friends, opening opportunities to share what I know and love about the gospel. I enjoy attending church on Sunday's, and spend time with people of my faith during organized activities. Recently, I've joined the Mormon missionaries, to teach the people in the area about the Book of Mormon, eternal families,Jesus Christ, and many more lessons. I look forward to going on a mission in Florida, where I can continue to live my faith and teach it.