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Hi I'm Allison

I'm a Nursing student. I'm a musician. I love horses and playing volleyball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life changes almost every day. People don't quite believe me when I say this. But, I've got the track record to prove it: After high school, I completed two years of a Violin Performance degree at Arizona State University before changing my major to Nursing. As I finished up the pre-requisite courses, I worked as a Wrangler at a boys' ranch in Southern Arizona. Here, I got my rejection letter from the ASU Nursing program. I moved back to Tempe, AZ and finished my degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from ASU. Upon graduation, I moved to Utah where I worked for a year as an Office Administrator at a construction company while continuing to research various Nursing programs in the great Southwestern United States. Another rejection letter came from University of Colorado Denver in that time. But, just 10 days before the program was to start, I got a call explaining that there was an opening for me if I wanted it. So, just like that, I made a few phone calls, said some good-byes, and was off to Colorado for an intense two-year Nursing experience, where I happily find myself now.

Why I am a Mormon

With all of the uncertainty in my life, I know that I could not handle it all without the Church. The Church is always there. No matter where I end up, whether it be in the heart of College Town, USA that is Tempe, AZ, the middle of nowhere (literally) in southern Arizona, the Wasatch Front of Utah, the Rocky Mountains, or even in the middle of the bustling city of London, England, I know that the Church will be there to welcome me. I know that it is only through the sealing power of the Priesthood that my family and I can live together for eternity, not just this life. I will be with them forever. The truth that is found in the Gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that of love, joy, and hope. The truths that are in the Gospel have been revealed because of the pure love our Heavenly Father has for us. He has given me everything, including the Church, because He loves me. I know where I came from, why I'm here, and where I'm going. Most importantly, I know HOW to get back to Him. I know that the whole purpose of Heavenly Father, His work and His glory, is to get me back home to Him. He loves me! It is through the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I find joy. As I learn, study, question, and share these truths is when I am the most joyful. My heart is lighter, my smile is brighter, and my soul is mightier, thus strengthening me to endure through the hardships of life I face. These truths give me hope to know that I can live with my Heavenly Father once again through the mercy of Him who died for me: my Savior, Redeemer, and Big Brother Jesus Christ. He has already paid for my admissions ticket back into the presence of Heavenly Father through the Atonement, but it's up to me to live worthily of such a gift.

How I live my faith

A gift of such great expense as the Atonement requires a life lived in service, which is what Christ asks of us. I have served in various capacities in the Church: conducting the choir, organizing activities, coordinating the music for Sunday services, and serving in leadership capacities in the women's organization. Each month, we are each given two or three names of women to contact and watch over. This is the most important responsibility I have in the Church. It's an opportunity I have to develop special relationships with other women within the congregation that I otherwise may never have met. In the Church, we watch over each other. Finding similarities, joking around, and spending time together in our small group are some of the sweet memories we make together. But what truly strengthens us as sisters in the great family of our Heavenly Father is the moments we share with tears in our eyes, almost not able to get through the day due to the pressures and stresses of life. Helping each other through these hard times creates a special love and friendship between us. The Lord has given His children this world to share and in it we are able to lift each other up, strengthening each other through a kind word, act of service, warm embrace, or simple smile. It is these little acts of service that are the most important in life, and especially in the Church.