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Hi I'm Alysen

I am a blind woman who likes knitting, writing short poems, math, nature, and service. I am a daughter, an aunt a Mormon.

About Me

I am a blind woman who likes knitting, writing short poems, math, nature, and service.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. I remained one because I have felt the Holy Ghost strong as I read the scriptures, prayed, and watched conferences. I also remain because I have been richly blessed by the gospel and the priesthood. I know this church to be true. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have physical bodies and we were created in their images. I know that the gospel is true. I know that all the scriptures and church pamphlets are true doctrines of Christ and teach us how to return home. I know that President Monson is a prophet today along with the twelve apostles. I am grateful for him and all of the church leaders throughout the ages. I am grateful for the temple. I know that families can live together forever, that we will live again in the presence of God in an Immortal body, and have a chance to be like him. I am grateful for all my lessons and blessings, which I have received throughout my life. I am grateful for my family, faith, patience, and the help I have received to reach out to others. I am grateful for my many talents and learning how to use them to help my fellow beings. I am grateful for the assistance of others when I need it and for the answers to my prayers, though it may not be automatic. I know if we do what the Lord commands us we are blessed physically and spiritually. This and more I am thankful for and say in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have lived my faith since I was a child. I increase this faith by reading my scriptures, praying, and putting my trust in Heavenly Father God as I try the things which I believe he wants me to do. This has also been true as a teacher for children and women. I would pray and then prepare the lessons putting my trust in God and hoping I was gathering the necessary material for those I taught. When I wrote letters for sisters in the church I also prayed and then read the lesson then listened for inspiration to know what was God's will for me to write in the letters that would reach their hearts and teach them.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Alysen
We do it because those who are dead and have not had a chance to hear the gospel cannot do the work themselves. then if they accept the gospel in the spirit world they have a way to return back to heaven Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Alysen
We believe that one day everyone will be resurrected, receive an immortal body, and a kingdom according to the way they lived. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Alysen
Another witness of Jesus Christ. It speaks of some of the Israelites which have been guided to the America's and their trials, lessons, and the visit of Jesus Christ to them after his resurrection. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Alysen
It began in Palmyra, New York. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Alysen
The www.mormon.org can help provide you with basic informationabout the church and someone to speak with. You are also welcome to come to our meetings and ask the members any of your questions. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Alysen
One becomes a member through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion and confirmed a member by the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Alysen
A form of health in which we learn what hot drinks, strong drinks, tobacco, meat, and herbs should be used for and when. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Alysen
The book of Mormon has the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and has only been transcribed once. Joseph Smith received the plates through revelation. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Alysen
Mormonism is a nickname given to the Latter-Day Saints due to the Book of Mormon. In truth we are Christians organized by Jesus Christ through his prophet Joseph Smith. "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God ." Pearl of Great Price A. o F. 8. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Alysen
God chooses the next prophet. This is done through fasting and prayer by the quorum of the twelve and God lets them know whom he wants to have as the next prophet. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Alysen
This is tithing. We are asked to pay it just as Abraham payed tithes to Melchizedek Genesis 1420 and as the Lord asked in Malichi so we do not rob him Malachi 38-10. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Alysen
The missionaries and their families pay for the missions. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Alysen
Yes, Jesus is the son of God. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Alysen
We should have faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Alysen
Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Alysen
We increase our faith in Jesus Christ through scripture study, prayer, and church attendance to learn lessons and ask questions. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Alysen
The Holy Ghost is another comforter, teacher, and guide from God. He is a constant companion when one is baptized and confirmed a member of the church. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Alysen
We are a religeous group that started in the 1800's. Our name came from another prophet which "The Book of Mormon" is named after and is a nick name for our church but we are christians. We prefer to be called Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Alysen
To answer this see Ephesians 4:11-14: 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the a truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the b head, even Christ: Show more Show less

What is faith?

Alysen
Faith is trust in things not seen. In most incidents it takes work and faith to bring forth miracles. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Alysen
We believe God has a physical body of flesh and bone and the men and women were created after his image. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Alysen
We believe we will be together forever as families for eternity after death in immortal bodies. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Alysen
The atonement has two parts. The first and most important is when Jesus suffered in the garden of Gethsemane for the sins and pains of the world. Second was on the cross so he could die and rise again. This was necessary so everyone could have a chance to repent and return to him. The second part was necessary so everyone could be resurrected no matter what. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Alysen
We believe in the Bible because we believe in all of God's revelations and teachings see Pearl of Great Price A. of F. 9. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Alysen
They do not have paid clergy because each person in the church works for themselves. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Alysen
There are two things that happens after death. First there is a waiting period in a spiritual world. Then everyone is resurrected and judged according to their lives on earth. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Alysen
We come to know him through personal prayer, scripture study, and church attendance. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Alysen
Through the Holy Ghost one may be healed, speak and interpret different languages, revelations, and more Pearl of Great Price A. o F. 7. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Alysen
It is hard to stop this, but we need to stop it in our home by not showing it on our televisions and computers. Teach our children not to look at it either. Then when at the store ask workers to remove it from aisles where children cann see it Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Alysen
Family is central to social life. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Alysen
A number of things. Taxes on church buildings, printing of books, humanity funds, helping the poor, other church materials, etc. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Alysen
This book was written by Israelites whom had traveled from Jeruselum and inherited the American continants. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Alysen
He was our first Latter-Day prophet who prayed to learn which church was true. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Alysen
The plan of salvation and the principles and ordinances of the gospel. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Alysen
One may receive answers to questions, personal revelation, and spiritual knowledge. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Alysen
The First Vision is a personal revelation to our first Latter-Day prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. It Took place in a grove on his farm in Palmyra, New York when he was seeking to know which church to join. After he prayed for some time, God and Jesus appeared to Joseph and Jesus told him not to join any of the religious sects. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Alysen
Everyone Is welcome to our meetings. We say prayers, sing hymns, teach lessons, and accept questions and comments as long as they are appropriate. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Alysen
In Daniel it speaks of a stone cut without hands. This is God's gospel being taught throughout the world. This is what we attribute to the growth of the church. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Alysen
Every member from the age eight and older must be baptized. We believe this is necessary to enter the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Alysen
Joseph Smith Jr. is our first president but the true founder is Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Alysen
Personally, everything in, above, and on the earth tells me there is a God. This is from every living thing to my own life to the technology which changes each day. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Alysen
Authority given to man from God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Alysen
"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. "Pearl of Great Price A. o F. 8. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Alysen
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith but God the Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Alysen
Baptism is performed as Jesus was baptized, or by immersion for the remission of sin. This is for anyone who is at the age of accountability which we believe a person must be no younger than eight years old to be baptized. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Alysen
We stand against it. This should not be performed unless it is a threat to the mother's life. Show more Show less