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Hi I'm Megan Faith Akina

I am a chocolate connoisseur, a lover of classic novels and classic rock, and a professional goofball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sophomore in college studying psychology, and I'm loving every second! I was recently called to serve a full-time mission in the Washington, Seattle mission, and I'm so honored to be able to share the message of the restored gospel for 18 months. I love theatre, classic novels, classic rock, baking, eating things I bake, playing the uke, singing, and spending time with friends and family. I'm so blessed to have this amazing gospel in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up in a home with parents that lived and taught us the gospel, but church was never mandatory. We had a choice whether we wanted to go or not. I chose to go because every time I went I felt of God's love for me. I learned by testing it out myself that the Lord truly does answer our prayers, that He does care about us and comfort us when we need Him. He keeps His promises when we keep ours. I think because we're human and we're imperfect that we tend to over-complicate things, especially when it comes to the gospel. But I can testify that life has never been so sweet, so simple and peaceful, than when I have decided to live the gospel. I am a Mormon because nothing brings me greater joy than this amazing gospel.

How I live my faith

After my first year at university, I moved home to work and to be close to my family before my mission. While attending church in my home ward I was blessed with the opportunity to teach the Sunbeams! There is no possible way to describe how awesome it is to teach these kids and to see their little testimonies blossom. Even though teaching Sunbeams can be a bit like wrangling wild animals, the presence of the Holy Ghost is so abundant among them. It's humbling to see how quick they are to understand, and it helps my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel grow each week as we learn and relearn basic principles. Fulfilling our callings is not just for those we serve, but I testify the Lord gives these callings to us to help aid in our own spiritual growth. Fulfilling my calling is a big part of living my faith.