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Hi I'm Melanie

I'm from Florida, I have 4 siblings and two dogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Melanie. I am a dog person. My puppy, Legolas is my best friend. I really enjoy knitting. I start my 18 month mission for the LDS church on November 1st 2017. I worked as a Lead Manager for a local Little Caesar's pizza. I became an Aunt in 2016 and am loving every minute of it. I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Supernatural. I have met most of the actors from Supernatural at various conventions. I plan to go to BYU Idaho after my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Lord, Jesus Christ. He is our Savior and our advocate. He is the one and only way we can be saved and redeemed in the last day. Our Father in heaven loves us and wants us to return to Him. I am doing everything I can to live up to His expectations. Through the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have received peace and understanding. This gospel has helped me to live up to my fullest potential each and every day. I have sinned in my life just like everyone else but I know I am forgiven of those sins through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Without the atonement, I would be lost to the sins of the world and could never have found happiness. I have found happiness in the gospel. I have found peace and love and understanding. I know that this church is true. It is so close to my heart. I live this gospel every day of my life and I have no idea where I'd be without it.

How I live my faith

I read the Book of Mormon every day. I attend Institute meeting every week. I attend Sacrament meeting every week. I work with the missionaries to help others come to Christ. I provide service to my fellow man. I strive to be like Christ in all my dealings. I live each day as if the Savior was standing beside me. I study the scriptures on a daily basis to try to get to know and understand our Savior better and better. I strive each day so that I will be able to live with Him again. I teach the young children aged 18 months to 3 years old every week in Sunday school.

What is the Law of Chastity?

The law of chastity is the concept of staying sexually pure both in deed and in thought. We must not engage in these sacred powers of reproduction except after marriage. The gift of reproduction is a sacred gift that we are given and are only meant to share with one person: our eternal companion. Avoid pornography and impure thoughts to keep your mind sexually pure as well as your body. You will be blessed for following this law. Show more Show less