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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm an avid soccer player, want to help make the world a better place, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is all girls- my mom, my two little sisters, and myself. My parents are separated, and my family means the world to me. I am currently studying Political Science and love to learn, read, and play soccer and basketball. I played varsity all four years of high school but was never once allowed to dribble on the court- let's just say that's not a skill I've fully developed yet. ;) I have big dreams of working in D.C. one day, but want to end my career as an elementary school teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up in the church in the traditional way many Utahans did. Going to church was 100% optional all growing up. My family went sometimes, but ultimately we were labeled 'inactive', 'uninterested', or 'less-active'. But, when I entered 9th grade I signed up for early morning seminary, a decision that changed everything for me. Entering that classroom for the first time, I believed in a loving God, liked the idea of an afterlife, and could maybe summarize one scripture from the Bible. As the year progressed and I read from the scriptures and began learning truths of the gospel, I started attending church meetings. Slowly, inconsistently, but still attending. By the end of the year I came to know that the LDS church is God's church and genuinely believed that, through its teachings, I could find peace and hope in this world. The gospel became an integral part of my life and part of who I am. It brought me more peace, happiness, and purpose than I'd ever before known. The change by no means happened overnight, but there was unmistakable change in me. It's that experience, those feelings, and the incredible potential for progress that define the very reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have recently been called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Moscow, Russia. After only 9 weeks of training (religious and language), I will move to Russia for 18 months and teach the Russian people about our church and our beliefs in Christ, where we came from, and the reason we are here. I will help out in the community, complete service projects, and ultimately strive to lead a life that Jesus Christ would have led during His time on earth.