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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm from Wisconsin. I love to swim and I like tie dye. I enjoy having a free mind, full of deep thoughts. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy swimming. I have competitively swam for the past 8 years or so, it's not that I'm particularily good, I just like it a lot. I am one of 6 in my family; I have a mom, a dad, and 3 older brothers. My grandmother is an inspiration, she's one of a kind, and I love her. I'm going to college at BYU. That's a big deal for me because I never dreamed I'd be able to; I'm the only member of the church in my family. My parents are somewhat supportive, and that's okay by me, they're pretty cool people. I really like tie dye, hanging out with friends, bonfires, and riding my fourwheeler. Math is my favorite subject, and I'd like to pursue a career that is math related someday.

Why I am a Mormon

First off, how I'm a Mormon is because of my best friend. Short story: We became best friends, I made him invite me to church, I started learning about the gospel, got missionary lessons, went to Girl's Camp, started early morning seminary, and on October 17th of 2009, when we were both 16, I got to be baptized into the church by my best friend. I know that if we weren't so close, I never would have felt comfortable enough to make him invite me to church, I'm glad I did, I'm glad I'm here, and I'm glad we're friends. Now, why...that's much more difficult to answer because there's so many different reasons. I would say the main reason I was drawn in by the church was the good feeling I got when I went to church, read my scriptures, and especially when I got lessons from the missionaries (I now know it was the Holy Ghost). I really enjoy the thought of my future family in the church. I've seen lots of different families in my church, and I love the closeness I see with them. I want to get a temple marriage and be sealed to my family. I like the church's standards of not using alcohol and drugs, because I've always thought they're pretty silly anyways. And lastly, once I got that 100%, sure confirmation that the church was true, how could I not become a member? I want to be righteous in the eyes of the Lord, and although, like many others, I have a long way to go to get there, I'm willing to try and to persevere. Becoming a member of the church doesn't just solve all of your problems. We all go through our own trials, whether or not we read our scriptures, whether or not we attend sacrament meeting, and whether or not we pray. The thing is, is that if we do all those things, when we're faced with those problems, it always seems to be a lot easier to get through them. If you've ever heard the phrase "try it, you'll like it," you should do that with the Book of Mormon. ;)

How I live my faith

Well, I've been attending church for a bit almost five years, and I've been a member for four years now. I go to church every Sunday. I go to BYU presently and I greatly enjoy being surrounded by people of my same faith with similar values. I love all the service and social opportunities here. It's awesome! =)