What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Melanie

I am from Salt Lake City, Utah and I am preparing to serve a mission in the Dominican Republic. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the youngest of 3 children in my family. I love to play soccer, I played in college at a Junior College in Iowa. My team took 1st in the NJCAA National Tournament my freshman year, and second place the following year. I had a choice to make after this last season, and that was whether I should play on or serve a mission for my church. I prayed a lot about my decision, and put all my faith in my Heavenly Father hoping for an answer. Well eventually that answer came! And ever since I have decided to serve my Father in Heaven everything else in my life has seemed to fall into place.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was converted when I was very young, so you could say I basically grew up in the church. I went through a rough time in my teenage years, trying to determine if this is what I really wanted and if it was really true. I had a hard time with the ward I was in growing up, I never felt accepted. My family is different, not your typical LDS family. One thing I have learned through the years though, is that the gospel is always true no matter what, but the people may not always be. We are all imperfect and we all make mistakes. Some of us are too prideful, and some of us are lost. After going to college and attending church because it was what I personally wanted, it was then I realized that I could never live with out this gospel. I have a testimony of the truth of this gospel and the JOY it will bring you. Now notice how I emphasized the word joy, this gospel will not only bring you happiness, but pure joy. It one thing to be happy, but to have joy is the greatest gifts our Father in Heaven can give us.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Dominican Republic, Santiago mission. All I want is to share with others how I feel about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and help them to receive the blessing that come with following Him.