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Hi I'm Alana

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I love the Lord with all my heart.

About Me

I have two beautiful daughters and one of them has made me a grandmother of 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. I love to paint, sketch, still learning to play the flute and piano. I've returned to college after a 40 year absence, knowing that whatever I learn here on earth, I want to share with the world. My greatest hobby is that of genealogy, discovering who I am, where my family came from and how they got here. I love to read, especially suspense and mystery, but my biggest joy in reading is that of the Scriptures.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church in 1981 after years of searching once I left the Baptist Church in 1965. It wasn't until I sat down and spent 3 months reading the Holy Bible that I discovered how the Lord had specifically meant for us, His children, to not be left alone. When approached by the missionaries, I was not receptive, but something deep inside said to listen to them. I did and a month later I was baptized along with my 9 year old daughter. Over the past 30 years I have had the excitement of sharing the Gospel with others along my way and now I have a 19 year old grandson on a Mission, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have returned to college and find opportunities to share the Gospel with my fellow classmates on occasion. I am learning to play the flute, I paint, I sketch, I read and sometimes write. All of these little things I would never have thought of pursuing had it not been for the fact that God had given me these talents and I learned from Him that I could and should develop them in His name. The Lords Church gave me the courage, the strength and the tenacity to overcome adversities and develop talents and to learn about His true and abiding love. I no longer fear the unknown and I am grateful for all the blessings I receive through His Church, His servants, and His Love.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being an example of Christ's love for our fellow beings. I attend my Church meetings and fellowship as much as possible. I do visit several ladies in the Church to see how they are doing, it is called Visiting Teaching, and if there are needs that cannot be met by the family, we do our best to help meet those needs. I have taught a family history class/genealogy at Church and at a family history library. I have even had the wonderful experience of helping a friend find her biological family, just through doing a little internet research. It has been a rewarding experience bringing family together, after all, that is what God intended for all, to have an eternal family. I am also a Sunday school teacher to 5 and 6 year old boys and girls, loving every minute of their energy and antics. I hope that I am living the life God intended, to follow his teachings to the very best of my ability and to share it with those who want to know more about Him.