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Hi I'm Alisa

I'm a student, a friend, and a doting wife. I love the outdoors and I love to laugh! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah, but I've lived most of my life in Florida, which is where I call home. This past May, I married the most wonderful man on Earth. I'm a very happy new bride! My new husband is also from Florida, so it's nice that we can go home to the same place. My husband and I both attend BYU in Provo, Utah. My major is American Studies. I love this major because I can learn about the so many different facets of our great country. I have recently become passionate about education. I want to help improve the education of the children in America so that every child can receive the best education we have to offer! Outside of school, I love to be outside!! I especially love to enjoy nature with my husband. He has inspired me to try many new things, such as ocean kayaking, that I never would have tried otherwise! I also love to be happy, which comes easily when I'm living my life for God and for my husband, not just for myself. My greatest goal is to live a righteous life alongside my husband. I want more than anything to become a mother and to raise our children together to become righteous followers of Christ, who will trust God with their whole souls and serve those around them with all their hearts.

Why I am a Mormon

For most of my life, I was a Mormon because I was born into the faith. I had never doubted that what my parents and teachers told me was true, but I hadn't gained a true testimony for myself. My freshman year of High School, however, I went through an extremely hard trial that caused me to gain a real testimony for myself. During this trial, I never doubted that God existed, but I hadn't learned how to really trust him with my life and have faith that Jesus Christ's atonement could pull me through. One day, when I thought that I would be entirely consumed by my trial, I sent a fervent prayer to God for help. The answer I received was overwhelming. It came as a feeling of peace and comfort. At that moment, I realized that I couldn't do it alone. I realized that I needed my Savior. Over the next few months, I began to rely on the Savior through prayer and trust, and I began to read The Book of Mormon with a new hope and zeal. Each time, I received a feeling of conviction that the words were true. Over time, I gained a deep testimony that The Book of Mormon is true and that Jesus Christ is my savior because I could literally feel his love carrying me through my trial. Today, I'm a Mormon because I have a fervent testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's true church. It brings me happiness, and I know that it will bring every humble seeker of truth happiness as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith mostly by trying to be an example to everyone around me. I constantly remind myself that I have Christ's name written on my heart, and I need to make it show in my countenance and my actions. My goal every day is for people to know that I am a follower of Christ simply by observing me in my every day life. I'm far from perfect, though. I definitely don't reach that goal as often as I should, but I live my faith by trying every day. The way I live my faith on a daily level is to say a prayer on my knees when I wake in the morning, say small prayers of thanks throughout the day, and then end my day with another prayer on my knees. I also strive to read and study from the scriptures every day, especially the Book of Mormon. It is a constant battle with my tendency to forget or to get too caught up in the business of the day. I also live my faith by repenting of my sins often and striving to become a better person. This involves admitting my weaknesses and relying on Jesus Christ to help me change.

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

Alisa
There are so many things that tell me there is a God. I can scarcely go on a walk without being reminded there is a God. I look at the radiant color of the setting sun, and the beauty takes my breath away; deep in my heart, I know that there is a God. When I hear the laughter of children in the nearby park, I know there is a God. When I hold a newborn in my arms and look into those eyes, I know there is a God. When I walk along the shore with the vast ocean, the rhythm of the crashing waves, and the light sea breeze as my companions, I know there is a God. When I ride the bus to school and see a random act of kindness performed to someone in need, I know there is a God. One of my favorite things to do is to star gaze. The pure awesomeness of the stars and the planets tells me there is a God. Show more Show less