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Hi I'm Alyson

I am a wife and mother of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of four boys ranging from ages 2-9. I stay home with my sweet boys while my husband goes to work. I got my degree in Art Education and will be teaching some art classes for children this summer. I love to go camping and backpacking with my family. I also love to play volleyball.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were members of the Church. I was raised in the Church and always enjoyed the feeling I had as I participated in gospel related activities. As I grew up, I was exposed to different opinions and ideas about the church. It really made me stop and consider if I was a member by "default" or if I really believed what was taught in the Church. In college, I drove up into the mountains to be alone and really think and pray about my beliefs. As I prayed, I had a simple, peaceful feeling come over me that simply whispered the thought to my heart and mind, "You already know that it is true." Time after time since then I have felt the witness of the Holy Ghost telling me that it is true.

How I live my faith

My faith affects every aspect of my life. I try to begin each day with prayer and scripture study. As a family, we also pray and read the scriptures together each day. Once a week we meet together as a family and learn about gospel principles, play games, and discuss issues facing our family. I serve in the church in an organization for children called Primary. Each week I help teach these precious young children that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them and that through His Son Jesus Christ, we can all return back to Him. I strive to follow the Savior's example by serving those around me. I try to always be available if a friend or neighbor needs help. I'm not perfect in any of these things, but when I truly put forth my best effort to live a Christ-like life, I feel the blessings of Heaven at work in my life.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was a man born in New York in the early 1800s. In 1820, at the age of 14, he was very confused about religion. He had faith and wanted to do what was right, but found that all of the churches seemed to teach different doctrines. After reading a scripture from the Bible, Joseph Smith decided that the only way to know the truth was to pray. On a spring morning, he went into a grove of trees near his home and knelt down to pray. As a result of that prayer, Joseph was blessed with the wonderful experience of seeing God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. They told him that none of the churches on the Earth contained all the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They told him not to join any of them, but instead called him to be a prophet to bring forth the truths that had been lost over time and restore the true Church of Jesus Christ to the Earth once again. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Mormon Church services are three hours long. The main meeting is Sacrament Meeting. Our meetings all begin and end with music and prayer. The most important part of our meeting is when baptized members of the church take the bread and water, or sacrament, in remembrance of Jesus Christ and the promises we have made to him. There are also Sunday School meetings, primary for children, and special meetings for the youth, for the men and for the women. All of these meetings teach the principles of the gospel and help those who listen with an open and honest heart to come closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ. Meetings are held on Sundays and everyone is welcome at these meetings. Show more Show less