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Hi I'm Ali

I'm a Mormon and I grew up in British Columbia Canada.

About Me

I am first and foremost a mother or mama as my cute little daughter refers to me as and a loving wife. However, I am also a sister, aunt, Audiologist, photographer, runner, lover of travelling and books. I met my husband while he was in the military and the first years of married life revolved around deployments and his comings and goings with training. I felt very lucky to have a profession, good friends and the church to help me through these early years of separation. Recently my husband just finished a Law degree and once again during these past years I have been so thankful for the support of good friends and the knowledge that the savior is watching out for our little family. It was a long 3 yeras, but we were so blessed during the entire process.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church since I was born. My parents emmulated the gospel of Jesus Christ and we their children felt the holy spirit in our home as they read the scriptures with us, prayed with us and talked with us about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since moving forward to live on my own, I have had many opportunities to re-evaluate my own relationship with my Savior and determine what my individual beliefs are and each time the spirit has whispered quietly to my heart that this is his gospel. It is complete. My testimony in this gospel is not based off of one spectacular moment, but a life time of small moments that have whispered to me of the gospels truthfulness. I have been tried along the way. When I was in my twenties my mother died of cancer. It was a bittersweet time in our family's life. We understood the principle of the gospel and that we would live together as a family forever, but it was difficult to not feel betrayed at times by the Savior. However, having said this I also have never felt closer to the Savior and more peace in my life than I did during this period of mourning. I felt truly that I was not alone in my pain. Now as I raise my own family I can feel the spirit guide me in the way that I should treat and raise my own children. Most of all I feel so lucky that I have found a man that feels the same way about the gospel. His goals are in line with mine and the Saviors. His own strength of character and testimony help confirm my own feelings for the gospel.

How I live my faith

We have recently moved and what could have been a lonely transition has not been. The new church that we attend has become our family in such a short period of time. We feel so lucky to have been able to live in many locations, but we are always able to find friends with our same values through the church. This helps to keep us strong and in so many ways we don't feel so far away from our family's. There are so many wonderful parts of the church, but what I love the most as a woman is the visiting teaching program. This is a program where we look out for each other. Ladies come to visit me and I go to visit others. I have had many spiritual opportunities through this program as well as I have met some of my best friends through this inspired program. Our family reads scriptures each night together and then we follow it with prayer. Our children are starting to learn the principle of gratitude. We also have a family night each monday night and our children look forward to this evening. We have a spiritual thought, play a game and eat a treat. I am thankful for the inspired programs of the church to help keep families stronger.