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Hi I'm Alycia

I love kayaking, learning and people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just your average human. I have a love for life, particularly the one I have. I love being outdoors, I also love being indoors. Reading, walking, cooking, talking, listening are a few of the things I love to do on a regular basis. There are a few things that are dear to my heart and I would like to expound more on. Kayaking is one of the most wonderful things. I have learned more about life while I've been on the water than I have anywhere else. There are so many life lessons to be learned through experience on the lake, most of them amidst difficult times when I had to rely on the Lord for strength to get through a particular event. I love to learn. I want to know everything. I often say that if I could get paid to go to college for the rest of my life I would have that as a career. I just want to keep learning, everything. People are my passion in life. I love getting to know new people and learning about their life experiences. I love that we all come from different places in life, mentally, emotionally, physically, and yet we can relate to one another. I am currently an anthropology major, the study of humans in their culture. I hope that one day I will be able to somehow make a difference by helping people understand one another better. We as people have many differences, but fundamentally we are very much the same. We have the greatest thing in common, we are children of a Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the church. My parents taught me the right things to do. Now that I'm older I continue to be a member of the church because I have developed and strengthened my testimony in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have come to know Him myself through studying the scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ truly is our Savior. He knows each of us personally and He loves us all so much. I know that we can turn to Him in our times of trial and afflictions because He suffered for us so we don't have to bear those griefs. I have experienced the peace that the gospel brings. I've been through some trials just like we all have the opportunity to experience, and I wouldn't have been able to make it through without knowing my Savior. I feel His love each and every day, sometimes it's hard to feel because I estranged myself, but I know He is there and waiting for me to come to Him in prayer. There's a scripture that I really like in the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 28:32 "... I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts." He is waiting for each of us to come to Him, that has brought me so much peace, knowing that He is always there. I have also developed a firm testimony that this is truly Christ's church restored on the earth once more through the prophet Joseph Smith. He truly saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and was called of them to be a prophet. I also know that the Book of Mormon is true, it is another testament of Jesus Christ translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God. It's wonderful to know that Christ's church still continues today and we still have a prophet on the earth, Thomas S. Monson. I'm also grateful that I know God's plan for me. He has a plan for all of us to return to live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I am a Gospel Doctrine instructor in my ward. I love this service opportunity because I get to study the scriptures, and pray to know what the people in my class need to learn and then implement that in my instruction. I also have the opportunity to visit a couple of women each month to check in with them and make sure they're doing okay and see if there's anything I can do to help them physically, emotionally or spiritually. Most importantly however, I have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I have developed that through scripture study and prayer. This is the most important relationship to me. God has given me everything I have and He knows what is best for me, so I strive to listen for His counsel and heed it once I understand. You can also have a strong relationship with your Father in Heaven if you follow that same formula.