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Hi I'm Alia

I love the sunshine. I would rather swim than run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dental assistant. I love teeth (mine and everyone else's). I recently started skateboarding. I love to learn. I am a perpetual college student. I am 21. I absolutely love going to concerts with my amazing friends. My mom is my best friend. She calls me her fish. I played water polo in high school. I lived in Texas once. I love being early. I still drive my first car. I like even numbers more than odd ones.

Why I am a Mormon

I was at a point in my life where I needed something more. I knew there had to be more to life than just the daily grind. It felt like all of a sudden there were all of these Mormons in my life, at work & at school. My curiosity got the best of me. I started talking to sister missionaries on the phone in Utah for a few weeks. They connected me with the missionaries where I live. It seemed like every time I had a question about something, they gave me an answer (without me even asking the question). I knew the things they were teaching me were true. I was baptized. And it has changed my life!

How I live my faith

I so so so so look forward to Sundays. There is nothing better than spending time with people who have the same spiritual goals as you do. I'm a ward missionary. I love that Heavenly Father is working in my life in ways that I had never imagined. I read the Book of Mormon everyday. I pray (at least) twice a day. I know that if I want to talk to God, I pray. And if I want to Him to speak to me, I read. Can't go wrong with that combination :) I love the temple. If it was possible to live there, I would. I love everything that it stands for. Being able to go there is what keeps me motivated to go to church, read and pray.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Alia
Baptism is a covenant or a two way promise that we make with God. The way that I like to think of it is like an alliance. If we uphold our end of the promise, Heavenly Father will go to war for us. He will save us from our sins. AND he promises us eternal life with him in heaven. So when someone gets baptized, they've already made that promise to God in their hearts. The actual act of baptism lets everyone else know that you've made this promise and are going to uphold the standards of the Church. Show more Show less