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Hi I'm Allison

I'm a Mormon...by way of ancestry. I'm a follower of Christ...by way of choice.

About Me

I love reading, writing, soccer - Real Salt Lake, FC Barcelona & US Soccer - animals, going outside, taking pictures, watching movies, spending time with family and one day would like to visit Spain. I love history and learning new things every day! I graduated from university with a degree in History Teaching.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. My parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were all members of the LDS Church and because of them I have been a part of the Church my entire life. As I have grown older, I have realized the positive influence this Church has in my life and I choose to remain a member of it. I do not want to live a life without the peace, security and happiness this Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ can offer me. I have learned for myself the power of the priesthood and the blessings of living the commandments.

How I live my faith

The gospel is something that must be lived every day and not just on Sunday. I strive to remember the teachings of Jesus Christ, the messages of the Prophet and the words of the scriptures in all that I do. I let them guide my actions and decisions in life. I try to be helpful, considerate and willing to help others in any way I can. When we focus on others besides ourselves, life begins to have much more meaning.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Our Church believes that men and women are each born with a divine role in this world. As we grow older and learn more about the gospel and life, it is our duty to magnify our role as a son or daughter of God. We believe gender is full of purpose and given to us for a reason. Men and Women of the Church are equals but each with unique duties to perform. When Joseph Smith restored the gospel on the earth, he established the Relief Society, an organization for women. He said the Church was not fully restored until the Relief Society for women had been established. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a "Mormon" is about being human. It's about filling your life with goodness and charity and light. Being a Mormon is being a disciple of Jesus Christ - emulating him and choosing to direct your life in the pattern he set while on Earth. I was going to say, it's not like you turn into something else when you choose to follow Christ...but I take that back. You DO become something different. The writer CS Lewis once described converting to the way of Christ similar to breaking out of one skin and finding a new one. Christ makes us better. If we think we are fine in this life without Christ, it is because we have not done enough to include him. When you allow Christ into your life, things change. The world is brighter. You can see greater potential in yourself and others. What is "being Mormon," or rather, what is being a disciple of Christ like? I can't describe it to you. But if you let his example guide you for a day, a week, a month you will understand the difference between having Christ in your life and not. Show more Show less