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Hi I'm Alyson

I love traveling and visiting new places. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom to 4 healthy and rambunctious children. I am grateful for the opportunity to be at home with them everyday while my husband is out in the workforce. I enjoy being with my family, especially when we're playing cards or board games, exploring new places, creating fun crafts, and just hanging out at home! Also, I enjoy the time I have when I"m able to play the piano, read especially novels of a political thriller nature, bake, and when singing in a local community choir. 

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into the church and later was baptized and confirmed a member at the age of 8, I still had to come to my own realization and gain a testimony for myself that our Savior lives and that He loves me and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true of Restored Church of Jesus Christ on the face of the earth today. I know this is true because I read from the Book of Mormon and took the challenge found in Moroni chapter 10, verses 3-5 that promises us that if we read with pure intent and truly desire to know if the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that we can pray and that answer will be given to us. I took this challenge and know with all my heart that it is the true word of God and that the Book of Mormon and teaching that we follow and study are here to help us return to our loving Father in Heaven and live with our families for eternity.

How I live my faith

 As a member of the church I play an active role in teaching the children every Sunday at church. What better way to see Christlike examples of purity and meekness every week but by being surrounded by sweet children?! On a day-to-day basis I do my best to read from the scriptures and say daily prayers by myself and with my family, and look for opportunities to serve others and lift their spirits

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

As we read in the Bible, we learn that through out time there have always been good people who made mistakes, but were doing their best to be obedient to God's commandments. At the same time, there were also people who chose not be happy and were wicked in their behavior. Prophets were ordained on the earth, like Adam, Noah, etc to teach the people how to repent and follow the commandments. However, after Christ died on the cross, the leaders and Apostles of His church were slowly persecuted and killed until no one with the proper priesthood authority, that had been given through Jesus Christ, was left on the earth. Once this authority was gone, none of the other churches existing contained the "fullness" or the authority to perform sacred ordinances, such as baptism, that were available during Christ's Ministry and after His death. Other churches and denominations were still able to teach from the Bible, but slowly some things were changed, whether it by from the greed of man, or mistakes that were not able to be correctly because no one with the proper priesthood authority was on the earth. Because of this lack of authority there needed to be a restoration, because while most churches teach wonderful values and ideas that can be learned about in the Bible, they do not contain the full truth and understanding because so many things were omitted and lost in translations of the Bible that could only be "restored" with the proper priesthood authority. For example, if you were previously baptized in another church, it does not mean that your baptism was wrong, you could think of it as not being fully complete because a man with a direct line of authority from Jesus Christ did not baptize you by immersion. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of LAtter-day Saints, we believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly. (Article of Faith 1:8). Show more Show less