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Hi I'm Meredith

Raised in Nashville, TN. I Started my degree in Plant Science and I'm working on becoming a full time missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although born in OH, USA, I wouldn't consider OH to be my home. Home is where the heart is, and my heart find its home in the countryside of Nashville, TN. I love my home of Nashville. It has good people, good food, great music, and boy is it beautiful. I love to go hiking, running, camping, HAMMOCKING, meditate, and adventure in the great outdoors of TN! Besides being outside I also enjoy playing music. Playing music is my way to express myself, relax, and have fun. I'm by no means perfect and never seek the spotlight of the stage, but all the said and done I love music. I have endless interests and enjoy having fun, but it's not all fun and games for me. I truly enjoy working hard and seeking to improve everyday in all areas of my life. Giving myself new challenges to get out of my comfort zone and become a better person is one of the most important things. I've started my college degree in Plant Science and although I've put it off to the side for now so I can serve as a full time missionary for 18 months I look forward to coming back and working hard in school again. I'm still a very young adult, but I hope that whatever I choose to do will help my fellowmen. I hope to not only endure as a faithful member of the Church, but also enjoy a vibrate life full of goodness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already living the gospel. Raised up by my goodly parents they taught me the ways of the Lord and how I was supposed to live my life so I could have joy. However, I am not a member simply because it's my parents religion. In the Church we are told to not "borrow" our parents testimony, but to ponder it for ourselves and ask if it is true. Though I borrowed my parents testimony for awhile I find in time that this was not reason enough for me to be apart of the Church. At the age of 14 I was determined that I was going to find out whether this gospel was true. I began by really living the gospel and praying with all my heart. It wasn't until I started reading the Book of Mormon that I received my witness that this church was indeed true. As I read in the car on our family vacation I was finally drawing near to the end of the Book of Mormon, and then I felt it. I felt the Spirit bear witness that this church was indeed true. I felt it inside my body. It was light, warm, and caused me great joy. I knew then that this church was undeniably true. Since then I have continued to grow my testimony and understanding of the gospel. It's never been easy. At times I would fear the world and wonder if what I was doing was right. Always I was reminded of the moment where I gained a testimony, the wonderful feeling and peace that I felt. I would push all my doubts away and feel joy again and keep pressing forward. I continue to live this gospel, not just because I know it's true, but because I have had a mighty change of heart. I find myself a better person. I'm able to have doubt, depression, guilt, anger, pride, confusion and so forth washed away and be replaced with faith, happiness, peace, love, humility, certainty, and many more such things. Though I have often felt trapped in the darkness I have always found a loving Savior who lifts me onto His shoulders and calms my troubled heart. He chooses to see my potential instead of my mistakes.

How I live my faith

Living my faith doesn't begin or end with the rise or set of the sun on Sunday. I live and love my faith everyday. I start my days early with a humble prayer. After getting readying for the day and doing some yoga I meditate (ponder) on the scriptures. As I go throughout my day I strive to keep all the commandments of the Lord. I seek for God's guidance during my day. I do my best to be kind and help those around me. My faith effects everything I do, in the very best way. Besides the everyday of trying to be my best I also have specific church activities I participate in. On Mondays I get together with other young single adults near me and have FHE (family home evening). At FHE we have a spiritual thought and then join together to enjoy a fun activity (Nerf wars, water balloon fights, visiting those who are sick or need help, etc.). On Thursdays I get together with the same group to have Institute where we study the scriptures. On Sundays I get the opportunity to teach Sunday school to the those in my local area. It is a calling that I received from the Lord through our church leaders. I accepted the calling on my own free will. I don't get paid for it. I do it because I want to serve where the Lord. I love to teach Sunday school because we get to study the scriptures and come to know Christ, how we can apply the scriptures, and help those around us. I love to watch those in my class grow in the gospel and come to love the Savior and Heavenly Father more. One thing I am always aware of when I prepare the lesson is God's love for each of his children and how much He wants them to know that. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to grow and learn in this wonderful calling. There are weekly things to do at church like FHE, Sunday school and Institute. There are daily things I do to try and follow Christ example. There is no end to when I live this gospel. I'm not perfect, but I always strive to live the way Christ has asked me to.