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I'm Megan, and I am starting my freshman year at BYU. I enjoy learning about various things, most specifically literature, physics, and the scriptures (as mentioned above). My hobbies include reading, painting (though I'm not very good), writing (preferrably short stories), playing ukulele, and creating neat little scripture-knowledge-enhancing programs (I just completed an Article-of-Faith-a-week program). My future plans include finishing four-year college, perhaps serving a mission, getting my Ph.D., raising a family, and doing something great with the world.
Well, first of all, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the Gospel. That's pretty impressive. Also, I've found joy in the Gospel's teachings. I (of no blame to my parents. They're simply splendid and worked hard for my benefit) was a miserable child. My parents loved me (still do) and were the sweetest to me, but I was just rotten. A few years after my birth father was deceased, my mother remarried to the most wonderful man in the world (and I mean it!). I was a rotten tomato. Sure I went to church and such, but my heart wasn't in it. Then, one day, my father (I refuse to call him my step-father) took me to the Las Vegas temple to have a talk with me. I'm pretty sure that's when my life turned around. By studying the scriptures, getting closer to my family (I've got six siblings), going to church, and generally observing the statutes of the Gospel, I have been able to have a more positive outlook on life that nothing else could have brought me but the Church (and my father).
It plays a huge part! I love being able to have communication with my Heavenly Father. Every morning when I wake up, and every night before I go to bed, I say a prayer, thanking Him for all the blessings he sends, and sometimes asking for specific things. Saying my prayers in the morning makes my day better (I've learned that if I forget my day tends to be worse), and saying my prayers at night helps me sleep better (I can't hardly sleep if I forget to pray). Also, my family says prayers to bless our food, which is very helpful indeed. We also say family prayer every night. Prayer also helps me during the day. Sometimes I'll silently offer up a little prayer in my heart, like if I need comfort, or help remembering an answer to a question, or just help to be safe. Those prove to be most helpful and comforting. I find that my day runs most smoothly when frequently lubricated with prayer. I also read this acronym for prayer somewhere: Prayer: Personal Revelation At Your Earnest Request. Indeed. I do love prayer :)
I love to share the gospel with my friends (all two of them! just kidding..)! For one thing, I want them to be able to have the happiness the gospel has brought into my life. Knowing that Heavenly Father loves me is just super, and I want them to know it as well. I want to be able to share with them all the blessings that have come into my life from being a member of the Church. What I do, first is being an example. That's probably one of the most important things to do. Also, I like sharing the Book of Mormon with them, because it really is a super life-changing book. I also try to help them out as much as they need it. This also goes with being an example. Another thing I like to do (as mentioned above) is to make little programs so that they become more acquainted with the scriptures and such. Also, I try to invite them to lots of stuff! Mutual, firesides, having the missionaries over for dinner, church in general. One day, I hope, they'll be able to come and enjoy the fullness of the gospel and all the joy it brings into my life!
I regularly attend church and I try my best to be an example everywhere I go. Where I'm from, there aren't really a lot of members of the Church. At my old high school I was the only active member in the my grade. It's important for me to be the absolute best I can be, because I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is a high thing indeed. I want to be able to live my life to be a fantastic representative of Jesus Christ.