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Hi I'm Alyssa

I am an army wife, full time student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Alyssa. I love to draw, paint, mirror etch, crochet basically anything artsy and crafty. I absolutely LOVE the weather, and am studying meteorology at the local university. I love to hike, fish, and camp with my hubby. I married my wonderful husband last year in 2009 and don't have any kids yet. I love life and try everyday to help everybody have a good day. I believe that everyone is battling some hard battle in their life and I try to see their point of view instead of judging them wrongly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that taught me my religion, the LDS faith. However, I do not go just off of what my parents and family have taught me. I wanted to learn for myself that what I was learning was true. So I decided to experiment on the words that I had learned every Sunday and throughout my life. I read the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith History at the back of the book. I prayed before hand to let me know if this religion really is true. As I read, the answer came in a recognizable feeling. It was a warm, overwhelmingly happy feeling that I had never before felt. I knew that this was my answer. I am a Mormon because I know that the truths taught in our church are true and that they come from God. I know this because I have learned for myself that they are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to participate in good wholesome activities. My husband and I are ward missionaries. We teach the Sunday school class at church called, "Gospel Essentials." It is a class that teaches the basics of what we as a church believe. This class is ideal for those who want to know about the gospel and may be investigating in it. All visitors are welcome. Throughout the regular work week, I try to live my faith by being happy and helping others. I try to do things that I know Jesus Christ would do. I try to see everybody as a Child of God and try to treat them that way.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a member of the Mormon Church is like living your life in a way that would be pleasing to our Heavenly Father. We are just like anybody else, except for the fact that we follow certain standards and principles as we live life that set us apart from the rest of the world. One big misconception that some people hear about our church is that we "can't" do things, such as drink, smoke, go to the grocery store on Sunday, etc. It is not that we "can't" do these things. We are taught that we shouldn't do these things, but we have the freedom to act for ourselves. We believe that we are given this freedom, called free agency, to act for ourselves in this life. Kind of like a parent teaching a child: "I will teach you the principle and let you govern for yourself." I believe that being a member of the Mormon Church has given me hope in times of trouble and sorrow. It gives me peace and comfort, and happiness when I live the way that I should. When I am having a crappy day, it is awesome to know that I can pray to my Heavenly Father and he helps comfort me, just like an earthly father. I also have hope and peace in knowing that when my loved ones pass away, I will see them again someday. Death does not separate us from each other. Being a member of the Mormon Church gives me more security, hope, love, and happiness. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons help everyone. After all, we believe that everyone here on this earth is a child of God.  Helping others not of our faith helps those people see a glimpse into the love that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for them. We are taught to love one another. It's not only our responsibility, but also our opportunity to reach out and help everyone. It is what our Savior Jesus Christ would do. In the bible, there are many accounts of Jesus Christ helping all kinds of people. In the book of Mormon, namely Mosiah chapter 2, verse 17, it says, "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." This scripture means that when we serve others, we are serving our Heavenly Father. It is a great opportunity to reach out and help our earthly brothers and sisters. We are ALL children of God, and therefore have the chance to help each other. Show more Show less