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Hi I'm Alissa

I was born and raised in Arizona. I was a Spanish teacher and now a hairstylist and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of an 18 month old son. I struggle with working and taking care of a child, a home, and a family. I am currently a hairstylist, but I have worked as a Spanish teacher in past years. I enjoy watching movies, playing games, and traveling (when the bank accont allows this).

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church to good Mormon parents. As a child I relied on the faith and beleifs of my parents and siblings. Growing up, I continued to go through the motions of reading scriptures, praying, attending church meetings and activities. I knew I believed in the church and I liked the happy feelings I had from being around good people and doing good things. I always felt I had a good relationship with Heavenly Father through prayer, and was doing all the things I was supposed to be doing, but it wasn't really until I moved away to college where I could say "I know this is the true church". I had a lot of time to my self since I moved away from friends and family to an ufamiliar town filled with strangers. I spent a lot of time reading church books, including the Book of Mormon. I felt an incredible peace and warmth as I read. When I finished the Book of Mormon, I took the prophet Moroni's challenge at the end and prayed and asked if this book was true and if this was the true church. There were no voices in my head nor did anything miraculous happen, I just found myself holding back tears. It felt so good to officially know for myself that what I had been doing my whole life was true and had real purpose and meaning. I've seen the unhappiness that can come from people who lose or forget this type of knowledge that I have gained, and I will never do that to myself. It means too much to me and my son to have joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday for all 3 hours (yes, 3 HOURS!). I do however have to work every so often on Sundays, which really ruins my whole day. I pray every night to my Heavenly Father and ask him for things that my heart desires as well as thank him for the many things I have been given. My voluntary church calling is "Activity Day Leader" where I meet with 8 year old girls every 2 weeks to do a fun activity that teaches them life lessons, how to be good people in a scary world, how to bond with other girls and create friendships, etc. I also go visit a couple of other women in my church once a month to show them they are loved and cared for, and make sure they are doing ok. Being a mormon can be time consuming, but it is what my ife revolves around and I love it.