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Hi I'm Melissa Michelle

I am a Veteran's wife; I am a mom of 2, I am the preschool teacher, I am a Girl Scout leader, I am a student, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

Currently, I am a busy mom of two school-age children. I feel that I'm in the car more than I'm at home, to school, to work, to arch historia, to diving, to dance, to art, to church, to the store, and so on! I wouldn't trade these two for anything; they keep me laughing and smiling every minute of the day. For the past six years, I have been teaching preschool. I am so grateful to have my place in life. I love working with small children and helping them to develop a strong foundation that they will carry with them the rest of their life. When I do get time off or even just time to myself, I enjoy storm/natural disaster movies; I collect nail polish, I love to paint nail designs, and my all time favorite food to eat is Dark Chocolate.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised non-denominal Christian. I have been to countless churches, and I have found many truths with those churches. I couldn’t seem to find my place; I felt the churches lacked something but couldn’t pinpoint what that was. I had a recurring feeling to seek heavenly father for the answer I needed, on where I should be. Around 2009 I asked my mother in law about the Mormon church. After that conversation, I wanted to know more! The missionaries came for weekly lessons, within a month I was baptized. I started to feel that this is what was missing. I had no support from my parents or friends; they began to pass judgments. It drove me to go inactive. Again, a huge chunk of me was missing. I was deep in denial and couldn't ask for help. In the time I was inactive, my ward never gave up on me, they’d call to check in, leave treats, it didn’t matter how many times I rejected them, they consistently showed me, love. December 2017 I was invited to a ward Christmas party. I was hesitant and felt unworthy, when I arrived I could feel everyone's genuine love and joy to have me there. I now know this is what I was missing! This time, I'm completely giving my life over to my heavenly father. I read my scriptures daily; I live by the commandments; it amazes me, how much it has blessed me in such a short amount of time. "Don't stop living the gospel to find out if it’s completely true; live it more fully to more fully know." Al Carraway I am a Mormon because this is where I know heaven father wants me to be. I know that I have found the missing truths I have been searching and longing for. I know that heavenly father loves me. I know that he is a forgiving father. I know that the plan of salvation is for everyone to have a way back home. I know that his son Jesus Christ, is way, the truth, and the life. I know that he spoke to Joseph Smith and helped him to restore the fullness of the gospel. I am beyond Grateful to be a Mormon! I leave these things in Jesus name, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am a convert. I became a member of the church in 2009. I was attending church by myself with two small children; after a few years, I been inactive in 2013. Since leaving, I struggled to feel whole again. As of December 2017, I became a reactive member of the church. Life is hard, we may stumble or stay, but the Lord, our Shepard, is always there to guide us home with loving arms even in the times we reject him. I now serve on the relief society activities committee; we are preparing our oldest for baptism, I am about to receive my patriarchal blessing and start the temple ordinance classes. The children and I still attend church and all church-related events without my spouse. I know that I can always count on my ward family to lend a hand and help me with the children or anything else I may need. I am incredibly grateful for my heavenly father, my savior Jesus Christ, to have the gift of the holy ghost and to have the freedom to read to scriptures every day. Being a Member of the LDS church, I no longer feel empty, my heart is brimming, and my life is extremely fulfilled. Life will still get hard, but I know that if you can lean on your heavenly father, your ward family you can handle and overcome ANYTHING! It doesn't matter what happened in the years where I was inactive, I know that my heavenly father forgives, I know that he loves me, I know that my ward family loves me. With the reassurance and support I get, I know I can Endure to the end. I leave these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Melissa Michelle
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What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Melissa Michelle
The word of wisdom can seem daunting, but it can also be beyond rewarding. As a convert, I can speak from experience that it is challenging to give some of those items. God Promises to provide us with physical and spiritual blessings by abstaining from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea and illegal drugs. The Lord knows that these things can be harmful to our bodies and can adversely affect our lives. Our bodies are a temple, and we are to treat them with extreme care. I know that the more I seek the Lord when is being tempted by wanting a coffee in the morning or a drink on a dinner date, he will strengthen me when I trust in him. I can testify to the blessings I have received for following the word of wisdom and keeping the Lords commandment. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight Show more Show less