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Hi I'm Alesia

I grew up on a farm in Wyoming. I love microbiology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love science--chemistry, biology, microbiology, you name it! I went to school at Brigham Young University and got my bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. I did diagnostic laboratory testing at a regional hospital in Idaho. I met my husband hiking in Yellowstone National Park. We have two children, and I love being home with them while my husband goes to school. I hope I can use my knowledge of science to teach them about the wonders of the world around them and encourage them to be curious about how things work.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church and knowing about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was taught about it from a very young age. When I was sixteen, I was accepted to the U.S. Congressional Page program and spent my junior year of high school several thousand miles away from home. While I was there, my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel really solidified. I didn't have anyone telling me to pray, or read my scriptures, or go to church. I had to do it because I wanted to. As I lived the way I had been taught, I found answers to my prayers, and I knew the Lord knew me and loved me. I found out for myself that the church was true, and as I have gotten older, attended college, gotten married, and started a family, I am even more sure of my testimony of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the ward music chairman. I love music, so this calling is great for me. I have learned so much about how music can invite the Spirit of the Lord as we listen and learn from the gospel messages found in music. I love the hymns of the Church and the stories of the early Saints and how much the hymns meant to them. I love listening to prelude music as I attend church. The teachings and doctrines of the gospel can truly be found in the music of the Church.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Alesia
We believe that in order for us to live with our Father in Heaven after we die, we each need to receive certain ordinances, like baptism. Some of these ordinances are performed in our temples. After we receive a temple recommend, which states that we have been interviewed by our local leaders and are living the standards of the church, we can go to the temple and participate in these ordinances for ourselves and for those who did not have the opportunity to receive the ordinances while they were living. Since temples are the House of the Lord, we can feel of the Holy Spirit and receive answers to our prayers as we attend worthily. Temples are also important to families. In the temple, we can be sealed to our family members. This means that families can be together forever, even after death. Temples are special places where we can focus on feeling the Spirit and leave the cares and troubles of the world behind for a little while.  Show more Show less