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Hi I'm Alyssa

I grew up in Oshkosh Wisconsin. I converted to the church when I was 16. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy mother of four young children. (Running around with soccer, gymnastics, and whatever the season brings us.) I'm an ultrasound technologist on the weekend overnight shifts at a busy hospital. I enjoy volleyball, and exploring the outdoors with my family. I also love putting together photo books, and working on our family's genealogy work. ... but most of all I love being with my husband and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I had a hard time spiritually as a teenager. (My parents divorced when I was 10.) I grew up in the Methodist faith. I went regularly, but I didn't feel fulfilled. I started thinking more about what I felt was missing, and what I wanted to know more about. I wanted to know why the people of the old testament got to have prophets and divine direction from heavenly father, and we no longer did. And, why the world so easily dismissed some commandments from our God (mainly chastity). I also just didn't feel like I had a place that I really belonged. I had gone to a couple of other churches at this time, they weren't quite the fit I needed either. Then my neighbor invited me to go to church with her. She always seemed to have a great relationship with her mother, which was something I really wanted. I learned a lot in a short amount of time. I loved being at church, and I loved that "church" extended our so much further than the church walls. So many opportunities to help others, and encouragement to pursue and develop your own talents. I love my family and the choices that I've made to be committed to the Lord. I know that we are all on different places on our path of spiritual growth, but we all need to regularly step back and evaluate which direction we are headed. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord, and that the book of Mormon was sent to us to help us at this time. I know I would not be as happy as I am without finding out about the Mormon church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church on Sundays and taking the sacrament. I also attend a sunday school class after the main church meeting to learn more about the scriptures. Sunday school is followed by a spiritual meeting with all the women. I really enjoy this meeting. I love that we can share our lives and experiences with each other at all ages of women hood. Most of the living my faith is a daily, moment to moment, process. I continually remember that we are all children of our heavenly father, and that we have all been placed in many different and diverse trials and situations along our life. It isn't my place to judge anyone. It is my place to serve and help whenever possible. My family reads scriptures together at night, then we have a family prayer. I also help my kids read scriptures or watch a spiritual message in the mornings before their school day. I play volleyball with some of the other women at the church building once a week, and I look forward to times that I can join in on other activities that are offered....when my schedule aligns.-book groups, sewing classes, service projects