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Hi I'm Alicia

I'm a student at a community college, I'm eighteen, I love choir and history, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying to be a high school history teacher. I have a deep passion for music, and I join any choir I can! I love fun and I love umbrellas, boots, and my dog. I love to dance, (though it took me a few years to develop rhythm!) I'm pretty much your average college freshman!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I am truly grateful that I was able to be raised in the church by "goodly parents", like Nephi. I have questioned my faith, and I have come to the irrevocable conclusion that it is true. Not only do I feel the spirit when I read the Book of Mormon, but my prayers have been answered and I know that this is the true church of Christ. Living His gospel makes my life so much fuller and I find a peace that is like nothing else. I enjoy going to church activities to see my friends, and it's great to have a ward family that's there for you, but that's not what it's all about. Having the full gospel makes everything in my life make sense, so no matter what's going on, I can endure it with Christ supporting me.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday, where I go to Sacrament meeting with my friends, (in Sacrament meeting, we partake of the sacrament, sing hymns, and listen to members who have been assigned talks speak.) After Sacrament, I go to a Gospel essentials class where we learn about the gospel, search the scriptures, and discuss the topic that the lesson is on. Then I go to a meeting with the other Sisters in my ward, and a teacher who has prepared a lesson teaches us. There are different activities during the week that are fun to participate in, sometimes serving the community, and sometimes just socializing with people in my ward while learning a new skill or enjoying an activity like sports or crafts. I go to a single's ward, so my ward is full of young single adults who have a lot in common with me, and it's nice to associate with these people who know the gospel and are going through so many of the same things. I get to go to the temple with them, and enjoy the blessings of peace that that brings to my life. I also attend Institute at my college, so twice a week I get extra instruction on how to study the scriptures. I find that when I attend all my meetings and study my scriptures, I have more energy, I do better in my classes, and I make more friends. I strive to have the spirit with me always, and when I do, I am just so happy.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

When we go to church we partake of the Sacrament and teach each other. Anyone can go to church, member or not. In the temple, we perform sacred ordinances that are important for the eternities, like being sealed, (married for eternity), to our spouses. We need a recommend to enter the temple, because it is the house of God, and we need to be worthy to enter. We have interviews with our Bishop, (the head of our ward), to receive these recommends. Both are important in living the gospel of Christ, and both are extremely uplifting. Show more Show less