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Hi I'm Alysia Lee H.

I grew up in California. I enjoy writing, music and art. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have two sons. I have always enjoyed drawing and singing from my childhood. As an adult I developed a desire to write and am currently working on a potential book series for teens. In addition to singing, I am learning to play the piano and enriching my musical knowledge. I like to encourage those I know to find, develop and share their artistic and musical talents. I believe it is important to be ourselves and become what God wants us to become.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of a friend I met in High School. He invited me to a church activity and I began meeting with missionaries to learn more about the church. I showed my parents that the church was important to me and they finally agreed that I could get baptized. I had never heard of the Mormons before this. I had not grown up with much religion either. But there were many things about the gospel that I liked and already lived, so making the choice to become a member was easy for me. Mostly, though, I just had this feeling of familiarity like I already knew the things the missionaries were teaching me somehow. It was like I had learned it long, long ago and forgotten things. As I grew up and married I struggled with many things, including a food allergy I didn't even know I had, which made learning and living the gospel difficult and trying at times. However, I held fast to the church and what I DID understand, trusting in God as best as I could. Now as my body continues to heal and adapt to my new diet and lifestyle, I am enjoying a side to the Gospel of Jesus Christ I was unable to experience before. I am able to feel close to my Savior and the scriptures speak to me. I could never understand what church members meant when they spoke of such things. It frustrated me. Now I "see" and "hear" and feel whole. God has poured out His greatest blessings on me. I know He lives and loves me. I know the Gospel is true!

How I live my faith

I enjoy being a visiting teacher and getting to know the sisters I go to church with better. I like it when I have been led by the Spirit to do or say exactly what someone needed and they later tell me of how much I helped them. Right now I teach a class of wonderful kids every Sunday. They are turning 5 this year and preparing for exciting and new experiences in their lives both in and out of the church. We have fun learning about one another and encouraging reverent, respectful behavior. We are learning to be more like Christ. I am also a member of our ward music committee. I help with leading the music and am working to get a ward choir up and going. In the scriptures it teaches us that "the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me". Music helps me feel close to my Heavenly Father and my Savior.

What is being a Mormon like?

Alysia Lee H.
It is wonderful for me being a member of the Mormon Church! I have never regretted my choice to be baptized. I feel like a part of a huge, amazing spiritual family. We work hard together to be strong and live the principles we believe, keep the covenants we've made, and help each other realize and reach our potentials. It can be hard sometimes because it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel like we have to be perfect and do everything at once. But, we love God and rely on our Savior Jesus Christ, doing our best. We work toward an eventual perfection, but we also work to remember that we are here to learn and grow, step by step, and can't become perfect in this life. When we remember this principle, it is easy to love ourselves and all God's children. Being a Mormon is awesome! Show more Show less