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Hi I'm Melissa

I am a missionary. I am a musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am nineteen years old, and I am currently serving as a missionary in the California Los Angeles Mission. I am half Chilean. I am an only child, and I love my family so much! We enjoy eating food, going for walks, reading, and going on mystery rides together. I am in college, majoring in music education. I play the piano and the violin, and I love singing in choirs. Music is a universal language that can lift anyone's burdens and make a lasting memory. I love creating music, not because I am perfect at it, but because it makes me happy, and helps me connect to people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me more joy than any other thing in my life. I am a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven. That knowledge has blessed me greatly, and changed my perspective. He has a plan for me and each of us, and He sent me to earth to my little family for a reason. I have read the Book of Mormon, and I know it's true. I know for myself that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that he was called as a prophet to restore the church of Jesus Christ back to the earth. I am grateful that we have a living Prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I have listened to his words, and I know he is called of God. Christ is my older Brother. He loves me and understands me better than anyone. I have felt His redeeming love and grace in my life. He has given me power to do things I cannot do alone. I know all these things are true.

How I live my faith

My faith is centered in Jesus Christ, and I am on a mission because He has changed me, and continues to change my heart everyday as I come closer to Him. I am trying to become more Christlike, and to follow the first and second great commandments He gave when He was on the earth, to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind" and to "...love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:37,39) I know that God loves His children, and I know that He wants me to love them too. As I serve them, try to understand them, and share our message of Jesus Christ, I can feel God helping me to fill my heart with His love. I am not perfect, but I have an idea of how I want to live my faith not only here as a missionary, but during my whole life.