Hi I'm Alyssa
I am an orchestra director, percussion instructor, avid crafter, yarn bomber, and I'm a Mormon.
I am a musician, and I get to do what I love everyday... teach music!! I am a percussionist and marched in a drum and bugle corps for 6 summers. I met my husband through that organization. I love crafting! I crochet, sew, paint, and yarn bomb put crocheted pieces in public places. My husband and I just bought our first home, and we are excited to make it ours.
Why I am a Mormon
I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my senior year of college. I was raised in a wonderful Christian home with great parents, but as I grew and started figuring out what I believed, I felt like there was something missing. A long time friend of mine had just come home from his mission, and I started talking about how to have a better relationship with God. Several months passed with discussions stemming from the Bible. I remember thinking that he couldn't have been teaching me any Mormon doctrine. He was using the Bible not the Book of Mormon. Well, I started reading the Book of Mormon on my own to try to learn about his religion more. Soon I realized that the Book of Mormon added to the Bible. They work together testifying of Jesus Christ and the things he did during his time one earth. Everytime I read I opened to the front pages and read about the promise given to us if we pray about the Book of Mormon found in Moroni 10 3-5. I prayed everytime I read to know whether the Book of Mormon was true. I finally decided to meet with the missionaries, and as soon as I met with them, I knew that what I had been reading was true. That the Book of Mormon was another testament of Jesus Christ. I felt of God's love for me. Everyday I feel of God's love for me. I used to feel lucky when good things happened to me. Now, I know that God is in our lives. He knows what we are going through and His hand is in our lives giving us those things we need when we need them. I no longer feel lucky I feel blessed by my Heavenly Father when good things happen.
How I live my faith
My husband and I are involved with the youth of our Church. I get to work with girls ages 8-9 years old. We meet every other week on Wednesday nights and do activities related to the church. It is almost like an extra Sunday School, but we do crafts and social activities with the girls. I also conduct music during a time at church designed specifically designed for women. I love being able to find music that brings the Spirit into our time.