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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in the Kansas. I love my family and being with them. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have four brothers and two sisters who mean the world to me. My older brother and one of my younger brothers were adopted when I was 11 years old. I feel so blessed to have them as a part of my family. It wouldn't be the same without them. I am so grateful to know that families can be together forever! I love my family and being with them is one of my most favorite things! I also enjoy playing sports, painting/drawing, yoga, and traveling- I hope to see the whole world someday! Recently I was called to serve a mission in Vladivostok Russia.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the church of God. I came to know the truth by studying the scriptures, praying morning and night, and attending church every Sunday. When you do those things your faith is strengthened, you have more peace, you're happy, you have a much better relationship with God, You're whole life changes for the better. There are still hard things that happen in life, but I know even through the hard times The Lord is with you. When you're doing the things He has commanded, you can feel Him near and know He is helping you. I know Heavenly Father and Jesus love each of us. They know us personally, Christ understands exactly what we are going through. I know He will help us. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to be happy, and I know when we keep the commandments we've been given, we are much more happy. Life isn't easy, but when you can rely on The Lord its a lot better.

How I live my faith

I am an early morning seminary teacher. This year we've been studying the New Testament. There are so many wonderful things we can learn from the Scriptures! I also teach the children 3-4 years old at church on Sunday. They are called the Sunbeams, and they really are little rays of sunlight, so cute and full of joy! I recently was called to serve a mission in Vladivostok Russia. I'm so excited! I know that is where The Lord wants me to be for the next year and half of my life.