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Hi I'm Alesia Marie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a soldier and am the mother of 5 children. I have just recently gone back to school and finished my bachelor's degree and am working on my masters. I stay very busy supporting the military, raising my 5 kids - all teens and tweens - and enjoying my personal hobbies. We have horses and love to spend time with them as often as possible!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. It has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. However, I truly became converted when I was in my twenties and had children of my own. I had to determine for myself if I would continue to take my kids to church, if this was something I believed in, and if it was a choice I was going to continue to make. I have led a winding path, but the church has always provided me with the perspective and the balance that I need. Knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and wants me to be happy is the key for me. Understanding that we are all on the path of life and we all have unique challenges, but that our Savior has already felt our sorrows, sacrificed for our sin, and paid the price so we can fully and truly repent and return to live with our Father once again is priceless to me.

How I live my faith

I belong to a military branch. That means that all of the members of my branch live on a military installation. It is wonderful because we all have a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by members of the military. I teach a lesson to the women's organization once each month. It is an amazing opportunity to read and revisit talks given by the general authorities and to find ways to share the message in a way that is effective and pertinent to the sisters. I also conduct the music and organize the music and choir for the branch.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Alesia Marie
Yes! How wonderful to know that our Savior, the Savior of the whole world came to see his other sheep and minister to them. We are all children of God and our Savior was testified about long before his birth, not just by those in Jerusalem, but all over the world. To prove that he was the Savior to those faithful on this side of the world, He came to show them that those prophecies were true. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Alesia Marie
We should have faith in our Savior and in a loving Heavenly Father. Through the Savior we have been given the gift of salvation and the ability to return again to live with our Father. We should also have faith in ourselves! We have been given the promise that every man who comes to the earth has the light of Christ. There is a spirit inside each of us that does know and understand the truth. The Holy Ghost will guide and direct us if we listen to its promptings. Have faith in your ability to discern the truth, have faith in the fact that you are truly a child of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Alesia Marie
I believe the purpose of life is to live and prove ourselves worthy to return to our Heavenly Father. We all had to come to earth to receive a body in order to progress. We must also exercise our free agency and show our Father that we can do what is right. We will fall short, that is where the Savior has provided the answer - the atonement. By recognizing our shortcomings and striving to improve them, we can attain the highest level of glory and return again to the presence of our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Alesia Marie
I don't think Mormon women are unlike any other women! We work, we play, we raise families, and we try to be faithful. We also understand the relationship we have to our Father in Heaven and our role as mothers of His children. Mormons do believe in equality. That does not mean we all have the same job, but that we are all equal. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Alesia Marie
Because we are all literal sons and daughters of God, we must love and care for one another on this earth. Our families are vital because we count on one another for support and love, we are accountable to our Father for these sons and daughters. As a mother, knowing that my children are truly the children of God gives me perspective. I am responsible for their physical well-being and for their earthly teaching of spiritual things! We are able to be families even into the eternities and building strong families here on earth will provide for a wonderful eternal family when we are living with our Father once again. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Alesia Marie
Absolutely! The full name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mormons believe that the Savior, even Jesus Christ, suffered in Gethsemane and died on the cross to atone for our sins. We try to live Christlike lives and to emulate the Savior. We are not perfect, but we are definitely Christians! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Alesia Marie
Absolutely! We read the King James Version of the Bible as we believe that is the most accurate translation. The Bible is a book of prophecy, encouragement, and direction that cannot be replaced. It is supplemented by The Book of Mormon, which is also a book of Holy Scripture that is yet another testament of our Savior. Show more Show less