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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm a wife, daughter, sister, friend, and a history/french teacher in the making.

About Me

I grew up in Florida and so I can never wear my shoes or socks for too long. After serving a mission for the church in Utah I decided to try a semester at Utah State in Logan where I reunited with my husband, since we had served in the same mission. Months later we got married and so now we're currently going to school and working towards other goals together. With my education I'm hoping to inspire kids to want to learn more about the actors in history and understand the lives of those who have gone before them as well as be more open to different cultures and languages with the beautiful French language and culture. I enjoy each day I get to spend with my husband and other family. I love learning and working with my husband to build the foundation of our family, so one day we can provide a loving and safe environment to raise our children in.

Why I am a Mormon

It's very simple and beautiful to me. I took the things I was being taught in church and in youth classes and sought to know for myself the truth through study, application and prayer. I received undeniable answers to my prayers and I have been blessed with a sure knowledge of the gospel and that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, which blesses every aspect of my life in so many ways. Anyone who has questions about anything in life has to go to the right source to get the best and most true answers. It is this way with God. Who would know better about God than himself and he has provided ways for us to know him for ourselves. One way is through the example of his son, Jesus Christ. Through Christ's love for us, by giving his life, we can feel the love the Heavenly Father has for us, because it was He who sent His son to provide a way for us to return to Him one day. Another way is through the gift of the Holy Ghost, this isn't a spooky ghost or something like that. The Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit who is sent to us from the father to communicate with our spirit, kind of like giving us a spirit hug. It feels so good to get a hug from someone who you love but have been separated from for a time. When you're open to receiving answers from Heavenly Father or really want to know he is there at any time in our life, he'll send that spirit to touch your spirit in a way you'll recognize that you may know he is there or give you impressions to lead you to answers.

How I live my faith

I am so grateful to my parents for the choices that they made to join the Church because not only has it blessed their lives, but mine as well. I feel as though I don't just live my faith, but rather that my faith is my life. My faith makes me who I am. Jesus Christ makes me who I am. It is as I give my weaknesses, which are many, to Him, that I am strengthened and can turn around and follow Him to serve and love those around me. Now that I am married, my husband and I take the time each day to come before the Lord in prayer in the morning and night to ask for help each day and thank Him for the many blessings that he gives to us, like each other, our little apartment, the opportunity to go to school, challenges that we can learn from. It brings a lot of peace knowing that we're grateful individually and together for each other and other blessings in our lives. We also read the scriptures together, right now we're reading in the Book of Mormon together and the Bible in our own studies. Being able to read together is a great time to just talk about the lessons that we can learn from the scriptures and help each other with questions we may have. As I said before my faith is my life. It isn't just a go to church once a week thing, though that is a very important part of living my faith, it's the everyday prayer and study and other moments that can draw me closer to my Heavenly Father and that strengthen my desire to be obedient to his commandments and his will for me.