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Hi I'm Ali Stebar

I'm a singer. I'm a social bug. I'm a BYU Cougar. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Up until I was 6, I lived in a small farm town in Utah. Then, I moved to Georgia. Talk about an extreme transition. But, since then, I've absolutely fallen in love with the area. I just graduated from high school and I was 1 of the 3 Mormons at my school. The high school I attended is all about peer pressure. Most cliques have something in them that requires a person to either stand up for what they believe in or give in. It was hard to find genuinely good people at my school and it was even harder to be a genuinely good person. I've grown extremely close to my family since the move to Georgia and have learned to look up to them always. Family comes first in my life, whether I like it or not. If there is one hobby I love more than any other, it is that of singing. I perform whatever chance I get and have been called "the white girl that can sing" many a time. Along with singing, I also love to play the ukulele and have written several songs on it. Music is present through most of my day. Another thing I am very fond of is socializing. Growing up in a family of 7, I've grown to love being around people, and a lot of them. I'm always up for a social event and love to meet new people.Without my friends, I don't think I would be the person I am today. But I know I definitely wouldn't be who I am today without the church.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm one of the lucky ones. I grew up in the church. I have been blessed with faithful parents and siblings that help set a fantastic example for me. Even though I have the perfect family environment to keep me in the church, it has been my choice all along to follow the commandments and standards presented by the Mormon faith. I've seen all throughout my school what can happen to people who don't know the truth or don't know where to find it. I have come to realize how truly blessed I am to have this faith. I am a Mormon because this religion keeps me going on the right path. Because of the church, I am able to have a more eternal perspective and see what truly lies ahead of me. There have indeed been times when I've asked myself why I try so hard to be a good person and that is when I have to remember that God has a plan for me and it is all worth it. I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I believe it with all my heart. If I was not a member, I have no idea where I would be. I love this gospel and the things it teaches. I know without it I would be lost.

How I live my faith

I'm a proud member of this church and when people ask me questions I will gladly answer them. My faith isn't based off what others think of me, so I'm not afraid to share what I believe. Of course it's easier for me to follow my faith because I come home to an environment that is full encouragement and support to keep doing what's right. But like I said, it is my choice to be righteous on my own. I personally read the scriptures and say my prayers at night. Whenever I have a problem, the first person I turn to is the Lord. I am always trying to share the light of Christ by serving others, even if it is just a smile or a compliment. When I'm at school or another place besides church or home, I make sure that I am keeping my standards high and living the way I think God would want me to live. I believe that living for God, makes life truly and genuinely happy.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Ali Stebar
Although we cannot choose our families, we can choose to love them. Our families stick with us throughout all of eternity. We can't take our iPhones, cars, or other luxuries with us to the next life, but we can take our families. The family unit is the most important unit to the church. We believe that family always comes first no matter what. Mormon families are encouraged to have a weekly "Family Home Evening", usually on Mondays, where the relationship between family members has time to grow. We live in a world that is trying so hard to break apart the basic family and our goal is to keep it together. Without our families, we have nothing. And we have to learn to love them in order to be truly happy with our lives. Show more Show less