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Hi I'm Alicia

I'm a mother, an artist, a fantastic cook when I want to be, I love the outdoors, riding my vespa and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my 30's and a mom of 4 kids. I am married to a wonderful man who loves our Savior and loves his family. My husband is a full time student studying Physics and Astronomy. We both enjoy spending time together every chance we get and often take turns reading newly checked out library books to the kids. I love music and I love dancing with my children to my favorite songs by Jack Johnson, Cold Play, and old classics too such as Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Paul Simon. I love the smell of fresh rain, the sound of thunderstorms, going on nature walks and being out in the open air. I also enjoy watching documentaries and checking out books on science, geography, history, and art.  

Why I am a Mormon

My mom actually belonged to many different churches while she was growing up. She belonged to the Methodist, Lutheran, Assembly of God, African-Methodist Evangelical, and others. When she found this Church their whole family joined. So I was raised in the Mormon faith. My parents always encouraged me to find out for myself if it was the right religion. They taught me to pray, to study scriptures and search out answers. I had read parts of the Bible and parts of the Book of Mormon but it wasn't until I was 17 or 18 when I read the Book of Mormon all the way through and prayed about it. I’ve read it many, many times since then and have no doubt that it is true! I also know we have living prophets and apostles on the earth today just as we did during the times of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Peter, James and John. 

How I live my faith

Prayer and study of the scriptures are part of my every day life. I love to read the Bible along with the Book of Mormon. Lately, I have been studying the Old Testament. Every Sunday I partake of the Sacrament or "The Lord's Supper" to remember the sacrifice of my Savior, that I have promised to follow His righteous example and to remember that it is only through His Atonement and Grace that I am saved. I remember that it is through Him I am made clean from sin. Attending the Temple is also a very regular practice for me and my husband. In the Holy Temple we are also reminded of Christ and our need for His Grace. Currently I am serving as the president of the children's organization for my area. I have also served in leadership of youth groups and women's organizations. I have had the privilege of working with Church councils where we discuss how to best help others, strengthen families, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ to people in our area.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven't we always had the Bible?

Alicia
The Restoration of the Gospel does not replace the Bible but rather clarifies and enhances it. When I study the Book of Mormon, listen to the words of modern day Prophets and Apostles or participate in Temple ordinances it’s like having the missing pieces to a puzzle. I feel an even stronger testimony of the Bible. I feel like I understand it more, I desire to study it more and I want to live it more. I love the Bible! Show more Show less