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Hi I'm Melissa

Hello! I am from Southern California. I love running and the outdoors. Pretty soon I will be a missionary in Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love hiking, camping, running and anything outdoors, especially at the beach or mountains. I'm a Sophomore in college studying Health Science. Super interesting stuff. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family and friends. I have four brothers and four sisters and they are all some of my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I knew that the only way to know for sure was to read The Book of Mormon, to pray, and to follow the teachings of our prophet, all with a sincere heart. My testimony of this gospel came slowly but surely. Eventually, I loved reading the scriptures and I knew that The Book of Mormon was the word of God. As I continued to pray, I felt strengthened and I knew that my Father in Heaven was listening and answering my prayers. This gospel has all the answers and it brings us so much happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be more like Jesus Christ each day. Some ways that I try to do this are praying daily, reading scriptures, going to church, and loving and serving other people. We believe that we are all God's children and that we are all brothers and sisters. Right now I am serving a mission in Texas to help others feel the same happiness that I feel from Jesus Christ's church. I know that as we strive to be more like Jesus Christ and repent daily, our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can help us become who they want us to be.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Missionaries generally begin serving when they are from 18 to 19 years old. Many retired seniors, men, women, and married couples also serve missions. Missionaries serve from 18 months to 2 years. Missions are voluntary, and missionaries are not paid for their service. Missionaries come from around the world, and they serve wherever the Church calls them. While serving full-time, missionaries are official representatives of the Church. Show more Show less