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Hi I'm Aly

I'm a Mormon convert.

About Me

I was born in Texas, and lived there most of my life. I have worked at Disney World in Orlando, FL, and I am now living in Washington. I moved to Washington to be in movies, and met a new friend who was Mormon. I thought it was really weird at first, because I was uneducated on the Mormon faith. Then I started investigating, and received testimony of the truth of the Book of Mormon almost immediately. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Baptist church, and left at a very young age because I disagreed with some of the things I was learning there. I always felt like part of the story was missing, and I knew in my heart that I lived with God before I came to Earth, and that was not something my family's beliefs supported. After years of searching myself for a new church, I finally gave up and decided that none of the churches I attended felt right. I knew I loved God, and I knew that Jesus was his son, and our Savior, but I felt alone in a lot of my beliefs. When I started reading about the LDS Church, and learning about things like pre-mortal life, and Celestial marriage, I finally started to feel like I wasn't alone. I downloaded the Book of Mormon on my e-reader, and upon reading the testimony of Joseph Smith, I got this strong feeling that I had finally found what I had been searching for my whole life. I did not know what the Book of Mormon was about, or who the people in the Book of Mormon were, but I knew without a shimmer of a doubt that everything in the book is true. I then requested that missionaries come to my house, so that I could go about becoming a member of the church. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is God's true church, and that the gospel was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, so that we would have guidance and help in these latter days. God loves us. He wants to teach us everything we need to know in order to become more like him, and to walk in righteousness and do good in our mortal lives, and I am so happy to read the scriptures, and walk in the footsteps of our Redeemer.

How I live my faith

I attend sacrament service every Sunday, and enjoy going to scripture studies, and Family Home Evening at our local singles ward. Being around fellow members brings such joy in my life.  

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

Aly
When I feel the Holy Spirit, I know there is a God. God can send the Spirit to be with you, and the Spirit testifies the truth of all things. I feel the Spirit when I pray, and ask God questions. There are also times when I feel God, without even trying. When I look into a baby's eyes, or when they wrap their hand around your finger and hold onto it tightly, I know there IS a God, because there could be no other explanation for such amazing things. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Aly
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King When I received my first copy of the Book of Mormon from the missionaries that came to my house, this quote was written on the first page. I believe that faith is trusting in God, and doing his work, even without having full understanding of why you are doing it.  Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Aly
If you pray to God, and ask him to testify the truth unto you, you will read the Book of Mormon, and you will know in your heart that it is true. There is a bit of scripture in the Book of Mormon that explains this perfectly. 3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. Moroni 103-5 Show more Show less

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

Aly
On Mormon.org you can chat with a missionary online. At first I didn't feel comfortable inviting missionaries over to my house, so I chatted online with a missionary in Utah. I found that missionaries are just normal people, with normal hobbies and interests. After that I felt more comfortable, and I submitted the form to request that missionaries come to my house to teach me. Missionaries are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you have about the Mormon faith. Show more Show less