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Hi I'm Alicia Tingey

I'm a musician, I am serving a mission of the next years and a half in Puerto Rico, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated a few years ago from the University of Utah receiving a Bachelors degree in oboe performance, My favorite place in the world is sitting on stage with a wonderful orchestra surrounding me. I feel that music is far more powerful than people realize. It is the best spiritual, mental, and emotional medicine. I have been teaching oboe lessons and playing in community orchestras the past few years. I plan on becoming a music teacher at a Junior high or High school in the near future. I hope that I can encourage young people to develop a love and respect for instrumental music. Music is a wonderful educational tool because everything involved is about refinement. Just like the gospel, those who are members of the LDS church are simply working to refine themselves. Currently, I am taking a few years away from my musical pursuits and serving an LDS mission. I have been called to the Puerto Rico San Juan mission where I will preachin the gospel of Jesus Christ in Spanish. I am leaving on Nov 4th, 2015 for a year and a half. I am extremely excited to share my testimony to all who will listen.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through every phase of my young life, being a member of the church always gave me guidance and comfort in my struggles. I was surrounded by youth and leaders who were wonderful examples of Christ like love. My church leaders worked hard to instruct me and my fellow classmates. They could see my potential and feel Gods love for me. Though it took me years to see it for myself. When I graduated from high school, and began my first year of college. I felt very isolated and of little worth. I was in a destructive cycle, where I felt worthless, but I didn't want to be a burden so I kept it to myself. During this time, I struggled making friends, spending most of my time alone. However, someone reached out to me in my time of need. A fellow student sought me out and never turned me away. I was not cheerful company, and yet my friend didn't mind. He listened to my troubles with patience and kindness. He bore his testimony of Christ through showing me, and all those around him Christ like love. I felt a powerful sense of acceptance and realized my potential. Since then, I have been determined to develop that same love for others. In times where I had many questions, I remembered the lessons I was taught as a youth and sought out answers from Heavenly Father through prayer. There were many moments where I became more converted to this gospel. One layer at a time, my testimony has grown deeper and stronger. Since then, I learned for myself that God loves me and all his children. He has a plan for everyone. Our lives are not meant for aimless confusing, but for seeking out truth and opportunities to better ourselves. We must reach out to others in need. I know that Jesus is the Christ. He has payed the price for all of God's children to be forgiven of their sins. We must reach out to each others in love and righteousness if we wish to become better tomorrow then we are today.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church by serving as the ward choir director. Each sunday, those who wish to sing, come to a practice I arrange before or after church. We prepare music to perform in our church. Music is a wonderful expression of ones faith. I prefer to perform in church because I love to express my love for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I always feel his love and support when I work hard to improve and share my talents.