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Hi I'm Allison.

I'm a college student. I'm a musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my last semester of college, getting ready to be a music teacher! I grew up in southern California dividing time between violin lessons, piano lessons, orchestra, school, and sports. I love music because of its emotional power and the way it makes me feel more connected to God. I have felt His love and power when performing and listening to beautiful music, and I want to share that love with others. I also like to run and train for races. I'm a big fan of delicious baked goods.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the sense of direction that the Church provides in my life. The Book of Mormon is a testimony of Jesus Christ. It is through Him that I can return to my Heavenly Father after death. On a more personal level, I've learned that through daily prayer I can have His constant companionship and guidance in my life.

How I live my faith

Through a program called visiting teaching, the sisters in my ward look after one another and build friendships while strengthening our faith in God and Jesus Christ. I love visiting teaching and have built some really wonderful, supportive friendships thanks to it. Currently I teach Sunday school in my ward, in which we further explore doctrines of the Gospel and seek to incorporate them into our lives.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

It it through the grace of God that we can return to live with Him in heaven after we die. Because the Atonement of Jesus Christ paid for our all of our sins and pains, there is no other path back to God but through our willingness to accept that sacrifice into our lives. However, someone who has truly taken the name of Jesus Christ upon him/herself will want to live and act in a way that reflects their faith in Christ. Just as we desire honesty and integrity from the people that we know, Christ wants us to show our commitment to Him. This is done not only through actions, but through our thoughts and intentions of the heart as well. We don't believe that our "works" are counted like points; rather, good works are the natural result of a heart that has been turned toward Christ. Those works aren't worth much, however, if our hearts aren't behind them. Of course, no matter how much good we do, we are imperfect, mortal beings who are bound to make mistakes! Ultimately, because of God's grace through Christ's sacrifice, we are saved. Show more Show less