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Hi I'm Megan

I'm from colorful Colorado, am a college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my first semester of college. It has been a struggle living on my own, but I have been able to learn so many things and meet new people as I have been away from home. In high school I basically lived in the library, and I enjoyed playing the alto saxophone. I don't have much time to do either of those things right now in my life because of my focus on school and work. I have also just been called to serve in the Idaho Pocatello mission. I am excited to go and meet and teach all of the wonderful people there.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and I started questioning why I was part of it in my early teenage years. I knew parts were true like that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost were real. I didn't understand what their roles in my life could be though. I had an amazing teacher in church that seemed to answer so many of the things I was questioning and I was able to learn so much more as I attended those services and read the Book of Mormon. I also know that by the Priesthood authority in this church I can be with my whole family for all of time and eternity, including my adopted brothers. That gives e so much joy and hope knowing that death won't be the end for all of those relationships. I have tested living and focusing on the things spoken by our current Prophet President Monson and the twelve apostles, and have seen so many blessings and more joy come into my life. My relationship and understanding of Jesus Christ has increased. I know that they have been called of God and receive revelation for the order and conduct of this church.

How I live my faith

I attend a church group specific for young adults, and I am currently helping to set up activities for the women in the church. I try to set up events that will help us get to know each other, make friendships, and help support each other as we struggle through college.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Megan
I am a Mormon woman and I think I am like most other women in the world. I have hobbies, interests, and a career like many others. Mormons do believe that men and women are equal, but not the same because we need some diversity in the world, and certain characteristics fit better in certain roles. I have always been taught and encouraged to get an education, to be a leader, and to speak out about things I care about. I was never taught that my purpose was to just get married to wait on my husband all day. If I get married it will because he sees me as an equal, and we both respect each other's opinions in all matters. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Megan
One thing that tells me there is a God is because of the work and effort he puts into people's lives. I have seen other people overcome addictions, health crises, understand their infertility, and have watched families grow because of him. While there are terrifying things happening in the world if we stop and watch other people who love God take on the world, you will see they are better adapted to find joy throughout their challenges. Show more Show less