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Hi I'm Aysel Bariscan Alldredge

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Turkey and now live in Colorado. I love to do genealogy in Turkey and surrounding areas.

About Me

I'm the only member in my family. My siblings & I grew up in the beautiful and ancient city of Izmir, Turkey , located on the majestic Aegean Sea. Izmir is rich in ancient history and was formally the Greek and Roman city of Smyrna. Alexander the Great at one time conquered the castle at Smyrna. Me literally grew up playing on the Agora Roman ruins found in downtown Izmir. Picturesque Greek islands can be seen from the shores near Izmir and the beaches, hills, and villages in this area are beautiful, rich and fertile in every way.My brother Mesut's art has been highly influenced by soaking in the history and culture of the beautiful land of the Aegean sun . Some of the inspiring ancient sites that Mesut Bariscan and I often visited are Ephesus, with its wonderful amphitheater and library of Celsus, the Seven Ancient Churches, Bergama, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Didyma, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Troy (city of the famous Trojan Horse), and the awe inspiring sites of Istanbul. The coastline along the Aegean is majestically beautiful lined with serene villages and thriving resort communities such as Cesme, Altinkum, Bodrum, Kusadasi and Marmaris to name just a few. I've done my family genealogy and also my clients in Turkey and surrounding areas, Greece, Bulgaria, Cypress. It is so amazing to search for the people behind the veil.

Why I am a Mormon

I want to tell you how the Lord answered a special prayer of mine and I came to know the Church of Jesus Christ. What Should I get Before I Die In the Muslim Society , there is a “special Prayer” that promises an answer to prayer and inspiration from God on what the individual desires. so I determined to begin this special prayer on my own! As I began, it went well. However, after some time had passed, it became confusing and I lost count. I started over, but I reached a certain point and realize I had lost count again. I continued trying for seven days. I think I recited the prayer about 13,332 times. Three days later, I heard a voice telling me I needed to be baptized. When I received this impression, I could hardly think of anything else. The voice constantly reminded me that I needed to be baptized. I did not tell my family anything about this sacred experience. I have met a couple on the bus and . called them and was invited to their home. After a good conversation I was about to leave when this gentleman informed me, “There is a modern day Prophet living on the earth!” I heard what he said, but I could not fully understand the meaning. In shocked disbelief, I asked him, “Is that true?! Are you sure?” He replied again, “Yes, there is a modern day Prophet living on the earth today!” I was extremely excited and could not comprehend, then I sat down on the couch, and I could not stop my tears! This gentleman, Kent, was smiling, and his wife Doris was holding a copy of the Book of Mormon and a brochure. This was such a special moment in my life, and I felt I had been uplifted: my prayers had been answered! Soon after 12 February 2000 I got baptise to the Chruch of Jesus Christ Latter Day's Saints and received the Gift of the Holly Ghost and the confirmation to the Church. A week later I remembered the dreamed I had when I was 12 years of age. This couple I have met was the same couple I've seen in my dream.

How I live my faith

My family and I do sicripture study almost everynight as possible. We go to church on Sundays and have calling on 4rd sunday scripture study. I do have visiting teaching messangers two sisters visit me every month and share with me the message from First Presidency. I have companien and we go to two sisters home every month to share the first presidency message. We attend not only church but also Temple every week one or two times. I love the General Conferences and hear the counsel of our Church Leaders. I know from my hearth Our President have access to speak personally to the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is and always will be alive to lead his own Church like it used to be. Restoration of the Gospel is avaliable to all nation and kindred and tongue in many languages. We have also Home Teachers two male priest comes and visit us as a family and mingle with us and have fun. We teach our Youth the importance of the family unit and the Plan of Salvation. We invite missinaries to our home to strengten our faith with our Youth. ayselbariscanalldredge@yahoo.com

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
Holy Ghost is the most precious gift Heveanly father bestow upon us and also third personage of God-Head According to the Plan of Salvation We've been subject to live on this Earth without our Heavenly Father' guidence and love. It was not easy for men to be away from the Heavenly Father and also Heaven. We exercise here our own agency to improve and progress and become like Heveanly Father. God-Head is God The Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost. Whether they know or not everymen or women had the light of Christ. However, to obtain the Gift of the Holy Ghost is not gifted to everyone.As everyhuman already had the light of Christ everyone can pray and receive revelation for themselves. This is possible yes it is. This Church of Jesus Christ is based upon prayer and revalation. On the first Sunday of the month we have testimony meetings after we receive our sacrament we held a testimony meetings everyone can get up and bear their testimonies to The Lord Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Members required to bear their testimony to LIving God and Jesus Christ. This is most crucial part of the way of our worship. Little kids can bear their testimony and young men and young women and adults anyone. Through the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, you can recognize and understand truth and make right choices and inspired decisions. Holy Ghost is like your driving licience if you have it you can go anywhere by yourself. Real freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ. There is a verse in Book of Mormon Moroni chapter 10:4-6 And when you shall receive these things I would exhort you that you would ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Christ if these things are not true; and if you shall ask with a sincere heart with real intend having faith in Christ he will manifest the truth of it onto you by the power of the Holy Ghost you may know the turth of all things. This verse is powerfull for me to pray intendly and having faith in Christ I can know all truths not only the Fullness of the gospel but the truths for my future and my family whatever question I have in mind. This is the key of the exercising my faith. I had direct manifestation to the question I had once so I can do it over and over again that's how my Faith in Christ increased. Show more Show less

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

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
I'm so happy to answer this question. I know there is God and he created human being in his own image and gave us not only body but also spirit. We are all his children all the people ever lived being created in his image. If there is no God there is no man. The plan of Happiness tells us that we were in the presence of God as a Spirit. He want to share all his possession with his spirit children. He is a glorified and perfected being. He created this earth for human being and gave us body flesh and bones so we can be perfected like him. We had our first estate in spirit world and whoever come to his life had their second estate. He wants us to be happy and perfected with Jesus At toning sacrifice we can overcome the dead and live again. In fact, Eternal plan of Salvation is to believe and acknowledge God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ and Holy Ghost. Once we pass on to the other side of the veil we will be completed the mortality to immortality. We are all immortal being in mortal body. We have all the capacity of God the Father. Our spirit knows and stored everything even the creation of the world. If we pray with sincere heart in the name of Jesus Christ to The Lord and ponder and mediate we can know all truth. There is other world also being created not only this earth. I want to quote all this information we can find in the bible genesis & the book of Mormon & D&C &Pearl of Great Price. I love God the Father in Heaven & His son Jesus Christ & Holy Ghost Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
Serve a mission is not mandatory but you automatically want to share the happiness you have. It is not always planned or set. Mostly, because of the light we have shines and people notice. I was a distributor of one of the American company in my country. We had a meeting of all the distributors from all around the country. Almost 2000 people were there. A gentleman want to offer me a cup of tea. He had a sponsor with him and I did not want to interfere both of them I simply said I do not drink tea. I knew he want to talk to me. After a month later, I was on the way to my brothers office somebody stopped me and say me hi. It was this same Gentleman. He told me his name and want to have time to just have a conversation with me. I said OK. He said he was looking for me almost a month but never see in the distributors office. I said I was busy. He asked me what is the thing make you different from others. I said what do you mean. He went on to say' "I've seen you in my dream as an angel ascending from heaven" I was really speechless at that moment. Really all I said. Tell me more. There is something about you that I want to know. What is that necklace you have. Is it a castle I said no it is Salt Lake Temple in Utah in United States. He said tell me about it. He was reaching to find a way that if something happens to him and his wife his two handicapped daughter would be by themselves. There is no place and no body could help them. He want to have the book of mormon. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
If you are ready to become a member everything can go fast. It is not like the other Churches that you have to wait and study for 4 years. Missionaries can lead you and direct you step by step to pray and ponder if the Book of Mormon is true.You are feeling the influence of the Holy Ghost telling you that what you are learning is true. You can experience of feelings of peace, comfort and happiness. If you have a desire to follow Jesus Christ's teachings and obey His commandments, you are first encouraged to participate in a series of discussions that will introduce you the basic principles of His Gospel Then, when you are ready, you can become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by receiving the ordinance of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins by one having authority who after the baptism lays their hands upon your head, confirms you a member of the Church and then pronounces a blessing upon you that you may receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (see Acts 8:18-20). This is the most precious decision I made in my live for not only myself but also for my family and children. My relatives and my friends. You can receive the most precious gift for both in Heaven and on the Earth Holly Ghost. if you would like to receive a visit from Church representatives who can tell you more about becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Click Here. Peace be on to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
I'm so happy that I have a Modern Day Prophet. I used to live in a country everybody believes that there will be no more prophet. I was in primary school in first year and my teacher asked a question to the boy and he did not answered correctly. Teacher immediately slapped his face so harshly. Poor little boy was frightened his cheek was almost bleeding red. And he went on to say there is not going to be any more prophet on the earth. Mohammad is the Last one. That moment thought came to me as " you must be joking" But I was terrified with the little boy and could not find any strength to tell him what I have felt. I ran to my dad I said dad dad teacher told us "there is not going to be any more prophet on the earth "is that true. My father was astonished with my question and concern and back up a little bit. He looked so frustrated and almost speechless for a while. And he said with hesitant and not knowing any better" yes ". That moment I was just about 8 years old and I felt that I was lost. God The Father would send me such a place even there is no Prophet. I have seen a dream when I was in between eleven and twelve. At my 30 yearsof age I met the missionaries. They told me there is Modern day Prophet on the Earth today. I heard what he said and comprehend not and could not stop my tears. My heart pumped crazy as if it never pumped before. I got back all my hope and happiness and I knew back than the truth. I love you my dear Prophet Thomas S Monson Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
Missionaries start to preach as Jesus Times all his apostles preached and shared the message even though people persecuted and killed them. This is Church of Jesus of Jesus Christ. He is the leader of his own Church. He directs and quides the leaders of the Church. This is the restoration of his original Church. Evert hing is the same now as it was back then. His 12 Apostles and seventy and his missionaries. We are in the fullness of the time and second coming. Jesus is going to come and lead his people. Millennium is at hand. There is so many sign and evidence of his coming as mentioned in bible&book of Mormon&D&C. Missionaries are the army of God they serve with their might and mind and strength. They pay their own expenses just to serve to the Lord Jesus Christ and Share the new and everlasting covenant that has been given to the Joseph Smith. Another sign is to preach to all nations and tongues. There are so many good people all around to hear the gospel and ready to move on. Missionaries are guided to these good good people by the inspiration of the Holly Ghost. Heaven and Earth works together at this time. With the modern day technology it is almost easy to reach and find the information we are looking for. There is time appointed for everyone. Just Lord Jesus Christ and you, yourself know this time. Hopefully it is time for you to receive and find the mysteries of God. He is there to help and quid us. Trust in the Lord will take to the Missionary. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Aysel Bariscan Alldredge
This is new and everlasting covenant because of the temples we have in this dispensation it is a commandment from on high. Everybody has a chance to receive their baptism that doesn't mean the dead person is accepting. He or she still have the free agency to chose or not. We can do their work on their behalf the rest is up to them and God. They can not do this ordinances by themselves because they are dead. That's why it is new and everlasting covenant and this ordinance has to be done on this earth with mortal person. This work given to Joseph Smith in the beginning of the Early Church. Elijah himself appeared to Joseph Smith in the Kirkland Temple to give the keys of this ordinance to Joseph Smith. There is so much to learn and practice in the Temple of the Lord. But most importantly we do ordinances for living such as endowment and temple marriage and sealing to parent and children. We are not only performing for the dead living ordinances also so important. We can receive direct revelation to our prayers in the temple and move on our lives. Temple is house of the Lord most High. He himself comes and appeared to his leaders and quid them. I love to go to temple and never want to get out just rest there for a moment. I get peace, holiness and comfort. It is a spiritual food. Fullness of my heart and my mind. Lighten up and cast all the darkness. I wish everyone could taste this sweet feeling. It is not really expressible I wish to serve in the temple someday. Show more Show less