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Hi I'm Allison.

I love history, watching/listening to the news, and reading. I am a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Nearly three years ago my husband and I were married and almost a year ago we had our first child, a son. Being a wife and mother are the defining roles in my life and my family is my joy. Additionally, I am a student and will graduate from college this spring, what a happy day that will be! Balancing the demands of these three things can be challenging, but I wouldn’t trade anything for where I am in life right now. When I have the time I love to read a good book. I particularly enjoy non-fiction and historical novels. I also enjoy watching, listening and reading the news – if you ask my husband he would probably call me a news junkie! I love reading and staying up on current events because it helps me to be informed and is a perfect avenue for continued learning.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of the church and I was raised going to church, and I am ever grateful to them for the examples they set for me. In large part they are the reason I know Jesus Christ lives and loves me. I feel that since a very young age I knew the gospel of Jesus Christ and the LDS Church were true. Leaving home and moving out on my own I feel my testimony has grown and matured as I have kept the commandments and lived the gospel of Jesus Christ the best I can. As I read the scriptures, keep the commandments and covenants I have made, follow the counsel of the prophet, and pray daily to my Heavenly Father I feel the Holy Spirit touch my heart and tell me these things are good and true - this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a member of the LDS Church I have made covenants or promises with my Heavenly Father. When I was baptized I promised to take Christ’s name upon me, follow Him and be His disciple. I cannot say I am perfect, but every day I try to remember these promises and try to live them the best I can. When I do this I feel I am living my faith.

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

The word atone means to reconcile, or restore to harmony. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the way in which we, being imperfect, can reconcile with our Heavenly Father and return to live with Him again. Being human we are imperfect and we sin, because of this we are separated from our Heavenly Father. In Romans ch. 3 v 2-3 we learn this, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a spiritual witness given by the Holy Spirit. The foundation of a testimony consists of these things, one – Heavenly Father lives and loves us individually, two – Jesus Christ lives, He is the Son of God, and he carried out the Atonement for each of us, three – Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and was called to restore the fullness of the gospel of Christ to the earth, four – we are led by a living prophet today, five – the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s true Church on earth. With this knowledge as a foundation, a testimony grows with time to include all principles of the gospel. Show more Show less