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Hi I'm Morgan

I grew up in Idaho. I love the outdoors, good books, music, history, and animals. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being outdoors. Camping, fishing, and hiking are all some of my favorite activities to do. I come from a long line of singers, and so I was raised with a love of music and of singing. Throughout school I've participated in different choirs. I'm not incredibly good at singing, but I do enjoy it still and always love the frequent opportunities I have to sing at local senior centers, nursing homes, farmers markets, or in church along with my mother, aunt, and grandmother or friends. I'm a huge history nerd and love learning more about the past, especially the people of the past. I love to bake and cook, even if what I make doesn't always turn out the best. I love to read, especially historical fiction novels and anything classified as a classic. I'm also a bit of a Harry Potter, Marvel, and Star Wars nerd. I have a huge love for animals. I love caring for them and learning and teaching people about them and their environments and how we can live respectfully with them. I spent six summers as a teenager and young adult volunteering at my local zoo doing just that, and I loved every minute of it. I am currently going to college. I'm still figuring out what to major in but enjoying everything I am learning. I love my family and friends and my most favorite thing to do is to spend time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I made the choice to be Mormon at age 7. I was raised Mormon, but my parents made sure my sister and I knew for ourselves that being Mormon was what we wanted. They taught us how to pray, how to feel and recognize the spirit, and encouraged us to ask questions. I had always believed my parents and leaders when they bore their testimonies to me that the church was true, but there are several distinct memories I have, starting from the time I was 6 or 7, that I learned for myself that the gospel was true. These memories include praying to know if the Book of Mormon was true. As I asked this question in my prayer, I could feel the spirit testify to me that it was and it filled my heart and mind with peace. Another memory I had was of when I was learning of Joseph Smith, I felt the spirit testify to me that he really did see Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father and that he restored Christ's true gospel on the earth today. Because of these instances, I knew from that young age the gospel was true and I chose to follow it. It wasn't always easy, but because I knew it was true and because of that I could never deny it. As I went through trials in my life and when everything seemed to fall apart, the gospel always remained as the one thing that held together, that gave me peace and strength, and helped me get through. As I sincerely follow Christ and His gospel, as I pray, and as I study the words of the prophets, the spirit continually testifies to me of the truthfulness. My life is full and filled with so much joy despite all the sorrows and trials I face. I have peace because I know my Savior lives and I can return to live with my Heavenly Father in heaven with my family for eternity.

How I live my faith

I love to show my faith in Christ by serving and loving others. I don't do this in any big or monumental way, just by small and simple acts of kindness such as bringing a family a plate of cookies and visiting with them, sending an encouraging text message, calling someone, helping a sister clean or watching her kids. All are small things, but they are ways I show love to others in and outside of my ward. I've had several opportunities to serve as a Sunday School teacher in church, and I loved having the opportunity to do that because I always learned more than I taught. It didn't matter if I was teaching three or seven year olds or 37 and 57 year olds, I always walked away learning more from those I taught, loving them and the gospel more, and feeling more of Heavenly Father's love for all his children. I've also had the opportunity to serve in the nearby temple. This has truly been a blessing and has strengthened my testimony of temple work and family history work, as well as strengthened my testimony of Christ.