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Hi I'm Melissa Carter

I grew up in Michigan. I am a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Melissa! I am 19 years old, I am an off-track college student wanting to major in chiropractics, or nursing. I love anatomy and learning cool things about the body, but I'm still deciding on specifics. I'm the 3rd oldest of 6 kids, I have a dog who is literally like my best friend, I love him so much! I love nature, especially mountains, but I could never live in it. I've lived in big cities the majority of my life so I'm used to being around a lot of people and having easy access to stores and such. But I love going camping and getting an escape of city life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church, and many may assume that's the only reason I am a Mormon. Though it's played a big role, I was converted by my own means. I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon all the way through and know it is truly the word of God. Because of this knowledge, I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He is our Savior and redeemer. I also know from reading the Book of Mormon that Joseph Smith was in fact a prophet of God and that he did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know this because he is the reason we have this book. He was the prophet through whom Jesus Christ restored His church. I have received witnesses through the Holy Ghost that these things are true. Being a part of Jesus Christ's church and learning better how to follow Him, has brought so much peace, joy, and direction to my life. I know who I am, I know God's plan, I know that I am never alone and that through the help from the Savior I can conquer any challenge placed in my way when I have faith in Jesus Christ. I love this gospel and I love my Savior Jesus Christ, this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

A big part of who I am is my faith. I live my faith by studying the scriptures, attending my church meetings weekly, following the commandments, and currently I am serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I love it! Serving a mission has been one of the boldest expressions I have shown of my faith but has also been one of the most rewarding and greatest experiences of my life so far.