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Hi I'm Alana

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full time mom who also happens to work part-time and will be going back to school this year part-time. I enjoy playing sports (basketball, softball, volleyball etc.) and being active, playing games with my family and reading a good book or watching a movie on a cold day. I have grown to love being a mother, although some days are very hard-I love my children very much. I love my husband very much, even though our marriage is far from perfect. I don't drink or smoke but have found many ways to have fun with friends. I consider my life to be very full and satisfying.

Why I am a Mormon

When I met my Mormon husband in high school, I didn't know anything about Mormons. The only thing I had heard was that they had multiple wives-which I soon learned was not true. Through spending time with him and his family I came to love them. I loved the feeling that was in their home-they were nice to everyone and were always helping others and having fun. I could tell there was something special about them-and I wanted to have whatever it was that made them that way. We were married after one and a half years of dating. One day I had a dream about some of the missionaries I had met at my in-laws home. I didn't tell anyone about my dream but that evening they came by our house. I knew it was more than a coincidence or fate-it was a sign. I listened to their discussions and when I did, I had this wonderful, warm feeling while learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ. They told me to pray about what I had heard and felt to see if I could receive a confirmation that this was all true and I did. I was baptized shortly after. We were also re-married for time AND eternity in the Denver temple 2 years later. I still get the goosebumps when I hear the story of Joseph Smith's first prayer and vision-I know that it is true. I have learned about the atonement of Jesus Christ and have used it in my life. I love to read the Book of Mormon with my children to learn more about the love of our Heavenly Father has for each of us-His children. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church and has the most truth of any church on earth today. There are so many wonderful religions out there that teach true doctrines and have wonderful people who follow them-they are only missing a few parts. The true doctrine fills in those holes and paints a more beautiful picture. I am so glad to have the gospel in my life-I feel complete.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday of my life. Jesus Christ is my example and I try to help those around me in need of a friend, a helping hand or even something to eat. I wake up everyday and say my prayers-I have so much to be thankful for and need so much help throughout each day that I must say my prayers to give me strength and guidance. Then I go about my day doing those things that I feel are the most important. Some days I will get a call from someone in need who needs a ride somewhere or help with watching kids or maybe they are sick and need a dinner for their family. Those types of things move to the top of my list and things like cleaning move to the bottom. I love these opportunities to serve which is why I love being a visiting teacher. A visiting teacher is a woman who, with a partner, visits a set of other women each month. We teach each other various things and help each other when needed. I absolutely love being a member of the Relief Society-the "women's group". We learn life skills and how to serve each other. I also love holding callings in the church too. A calling is an assignment to be in charge of something specific-like teaching on Sundays or helping plan projects or events. Currently I have 2 callings-one is in the cub scout program and the other is in primary. I teach about the New Testament in primary on Sundays to a group of fun 10 year old boys. I also get to help those boys and many others by serving as the committee chairperson over the cub scout program. The best thing about serving in the church is how often you get to change callings and learn something new. I was very shy when I was baptized, but through many different callings, I have learned to be more outgoing and have made lots of friends. We enjoy going to church functions like picnics and parties. Church is a huge part of my life and I love it!