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Hi I'm Alyson

I'm a music lover, aunt, and a girl who believes she can make anything (time will tell). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an avid crafter and usually have at least a few projects going on in my house at all times. From paper mache and pop up cards, to the life-size tree I built earlier this summer; I have a tendency to get in a little over my head, but I love it. When I'm not busy making things, I'm usually reading, watching a movie, or listening to music of some kind. I love, love, love music! I play guitar and ukulele, but mostly I love going to concerts as often as my schedule (and my wallet) will allow.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the church for several generations, so I was born into it and baptized when I was 8 years old. But, I've learned that following the gospel of Jesus Christ is not something you can decide once, or a decision that can be made for you-- it's a choice you make every day. I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that He is my Savior, that He lives, and that this is His church on the Earth. That truth is confirmed to me every time I read His words in the Book of Mormon or in the Bible, and see them reflected in the things the church teaches us. I know that by being obedient to His teachings I find greater comfort and happiness in this life, and can continue to feel that in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through prayer, scripture study, and weekly worship at church. I'm a member of a Singles' Ward, a special congregation for young single adults, and we have a lot of fun! Right now I'm in charge of the committee that organizes activities for every Monday night-- we've gone hiking, had bonfires on the beach, and played a LOT of games. We start out with a prayer and a short spiritual thought, and then spend some time getting to know each other better. Besides being fun, membership in the church is a lot of work. My ward keeps busy through service in the community, especially with the friendship we've developed with an inner-city congregation of another Christian faith. We're working together to help educate people in our community and spread hope through some of our city's more troubled neighborhoods. The members of my ward are like family to me, and seeing their examples of Christian discipleship, I'm learning to be better every day.

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

Everything we have has been given to us by God. Through giving just a portion of what He's blessed us with back to His church, we show our humility and gratitude for the blessings He has given. The tithing we pay is then used to run His Church, build Temples, and to help the poor and needy. It's the small price we pay to be part building the Lord's kingdom. Show more Show less