Hi I'm Alyssa
Hello there, I am Alyssa. I am the daughter of Karen and Kevin, sister of Bryan and Kayla. Other than the gospel in our lives, our other prized possession is our yellow labrador, Nala. I am currently in my first year of University on the University of Prince Edward Island campus. I am studying in the Arts program, still unsure of a major. I love many things, but to name a few-- summer, ice cream, blogging, knitting, yoga, shopping, traveling, friends and missionaries!
Why I am a Mormon
I have been fortunate enough to be born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I am still a Mormon by choice. I have learned throughout my childhood and youth how important it is to keep the standards, read my scriptures and seek daily guidance from my father in Heaven. I am Mormon because I do not know where I would be, nor would I like to know, without the gospel in my life. I love my Heavenly Father and I am so grateful for the restoration of the gospel. I am thankful that missionaries knocked on my father's door and that he accepted the gospel, served a mission and married my mom for time and all eternity. The closest temple to me is three hours away and I am thankful for opportunities to go. I love attending church on Sunday with my small branch. I love them all and they are like family. I am grateful that I have the chance to stand out and share with others what I know to be true.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
Mormons go on missions to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are lucky enough to know that our Heavenly Father has a wonderful plan laid out for us. He came here to earth and He died for our sins so that we could live with Him again someday. He restored the gospel to Joseph Smith in the latter-days and He gave us the chance to do work for the living and dead in Holy temples. He also gave us the great blessing of Eternal Families, the fact that if I am faithful, I will always be able to be with the people I love the most. Are those things not enough to share? Well there is more. Mormons go on missions so that people like myself have the gospel in my life today.
How I live my faith
It is important to stand for what you believe in. Stand for what is true and right. Throughout high school and even now in university I have found it so essential to choose the right and to stick to the standards that I have because people do notice. People noticed when I wore a modest prom dress. People notice that I go to church for three hours on Sunday. People notice that I am saving physical intimacy for after marriage. I love standing out because when people notice, it gives me the chance to share the gospel.