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Hi I'm Alisha

I am a wife, a student, and a budding entrepreneur. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior in college working toward a public relations major and a music minor. I have been playing the piano since I was five, so I am passionate about all things music. My favorite band is the Dave Matthews Band, but I'll listen to just about anything. My husband and I both speak Chinese and we will be living in China in just a few years so he can continue studying chemical engineering. We lived in Taiwan for a few months, and it was the most wonderful adventure of our lives together. We love to play chess, watch movies, and read, but school keeps us busy most of the time. We are always looking forward to the next adventure to come our way!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have had my own personal witness that this is the true Church. I was born into the Gospel, so I did rely on my parents' faith for some time. But, just as someone who discovers the Church later in their life, I gradually gained my own testimony of its truthfulness. Step by step, I learned for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the Book of Mormon was the Word of God, and that each of us on earth today, no matter our religion, are His children and that He loves us unconditionally. My husband and I were married in the LDS Nauvoo temple, and it was the most incredible experience of my life. There, we were sealed to be together for time and all eternity. Instead of parting at death, I know we will be together with our family and future children because of the covenants we made in the temple. Families truly can be together forever.

How I live my faith

While I have assignments within the Church, the most important way I can live my faith is to obey its principles and to share it with others. The Mormon faith brings an insurmountable amount of joy to my life and I would always regret my failure to share it with my friends. I believe that everyone deserves to have true happiness in this life, which is a happiness only God can give.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Alisha
We believe that there is life after we die and that everyone should be given an opportunity to be baptized, even if it is after they have passed away. There are countless people who have never been introduced to the Church so they never had the chance to make the choice to be baptized or not. The freedom to choose is very important to our beliefs, and through baptisms for the dead, the living are giving the dead a chance to choose whether or not to accept those ordinances. Baptisms for the dead are performed in the temples by living persons acting on behalf of the deceased, so the remains are not disturbed at all. Show more Show less