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Hi I'm Alyson

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a business student. I'm the oldest of four kids in my family. I like learning about pretty much everything. I can sing, play the cello, draw, paint, and speak some Spanish. I can be very quiet most of the time, but I really like talking to people. I dearly love to laugh and am rather fond of walking. I'm always prepared to take charge of something when I'm needed, and have a lot of experience doing so. I also collect things like duct tape and I'm a decent gamer. "Weird" people are my favorite people to be around. I like kludging things and being out in the wilderness just as much as I like sleeping and spending time on the internet. I'm proud to be a woman, but excessively girly things have never really been my style. Overall, I'd say I'm a little bit of a lot of things, but mostly I'm happy.

Why I am a Mormon

When I am living the gospel as I know I should, I feel happy. I know that I have my Heavenly Father who loves me and knows me individually, I know that I have my Savior who was willing to sacrifice His life so that I can have access to eternal joy, and I know that I have access to the personal guidance and counsel I receive through the Holy Ghost. Those three can get me through anything. I know that this is their gospel, administered through their church, their way, and there is no place on earth I would rather be.

How I live my faith

I do all the simple things I can. I pray and read my scriptures frequently. I keep a journal. I am constantly working on God's plan for me. I seek answers to my questions and I endeavor to live what I know to a deeper extent. I do as much as I can to listen to the counsel, guidance, and revelation I have received. That includes such things as dressing modestly, avoiding drugs and immorality, freely giving service, paying tithing, and living with honesty and integrity in all that I do. It's not always easy; some days it can be very difficult and discouraging when it seems no one is supporting me. However, I always make it through with my Heavenly Father's help.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are amazing and are treated as such. They are fantastic mothers and wives and are respected. Mormons acknowledge the importance of families and the rearing of children, making the duties of a mother some of the most revered. Men and women have different roles and responsibilities but are equal to each other and receive blessings equally. God loves His daughters and expects respect for them. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is basically the sum of everything a person has really come to know for themselves in their lifetime. Spiritual experiences and receiving personal revelation from the Holy Ghost are great testimony-builders, but so are simple things like attending church meetings, serving in church callings, studying scriptures, and praying. And just as someone might know which shirt they wore one day and forget a week later, a testimony can be forgotten. That's why we have to constantly do these things to strengthen our testimonies and remind ourselves of what we really do know. Show more Show less