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Hi I'm Megan

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. I love running, cooking, and reading, and serving. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mormon girl, born and raised in the church. I'm the oldest of three, which means I get to be the first to try everything. Right now I'm going to college, and just got called to serve a mission in Guatemala. I love exercising (sports, weight lifting, running, hiking), cooking, reading, learning Spanish, and being with people. I could live outside because that's my favorite place to be. I also LOVE fruit snacks, curry, tacos de al pastor, and horchata. I am a church history and scriptures enthusiast, and collect church artwork. I love learning about other cultures and coming to appreciate the beauty of all the peoples of the world. My dream is to someday be a mom, and eventually the "favorite" grandma someday. The thing that makes me happiest is making other people happy.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been so many experiences that I've had in my life where I have had confirmed to me again and again that the church is true, and that is why I am a Mormon. I've read the Book of Mormon a number of times, and every single time I read, I feel the Holy Ghost bear witness that it is truly the word of God. These past two summers I have completed a church history tour, visiting Palmyra, New York; Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; Carthage, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri; and Salt Lake City, Utah. As I got to see all of the places where Joseph Smith himself lived and travelled as he restored the church, under the direction of Jesus Christ, I have come to know without a doubt that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the church he restored to the earth is the church of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Another reason is because of my mission call. I took five years of Spanish in school, and wanted so desperately to serve in a Central or South American country, speaking Spanish, in a less developed country, in a walking/hiking mission, and in a warm climate. I prayed a lot before I received my call that Heavenly Father would take into account my desires and if it be His will, that He would reveal it to His servants the prophet and apostles who would assign my call. When I opened my call and found out where I was going to labor, I felt in my heart the Holy Ghost testifying to me that our prophet, President Russell M. Nelson is the prophet on the earth today, and that God does speak to His prophets. It also taught me that God knows each and every one of us and takes into account our desires and needs, and will give us the best experience possible, conditioned on our obedience. Besides all this, I have always known that Jesus Christ, our Savior lives. He loves each and every one of us, and came to earth to suffer and die for each of us so that we may live with our loving Heavenly Father again. I owe everything I am and am becoming to my Savior, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The way my mom put it is that my job up here at college this year is that I get the privilege to "love people" like Jesus Christ did when He ministered on the earth. I get to text people (mostly the women, because I primarily help with them) during their hard times, make them cookies, visit them, write them notes, teach lessons, and counsel with other women to come up with solutions of how to help the women in our area who are in need. Before I was in college, I spent a lot of time with the girls ages 12-18. I was the oldest for a good portion of my time in that age group, and therefore kind of became the "mom" of the girls. I love them all so much and look forward to hugging them and talking to them every time I go home. Besides my callings, I study the scriptures every day, and right now, because I am preparing to serve a mission, preaching in the Spanish language, I have been reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish for the majority of my study. I try to follow the example of my parents as they have taught me to live what I believe, and I try to be an example to my younger siblings so that I can help them stay strong as well.