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Hi I'm Alisa

I grew up raising calves. I love nature. I love being a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town. My dad was a school teacher and a farmer. We worked hard as a family and enjoyed the simple things of life. Through hard work, I gained a great love of animals, gardening, and nature. I have had the opportunity to live in many places since I left my home for college. I have traveled and lived across the US and also lived in the Philippines for a year and a half, and gained a great love of the language and culture there. More recently, I have had the opportunity to marry a fantastic, goal driven man who is on the road to becoming a doctor. Along that road we added two of the greatest joys, (and challenges), in my life: my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always loved the Bible stories. I grew up hearing how Jesus Christ fed thousands with just a few loaves and fishes. I loved hearing my dad quote proverbs that if "you train up a child in the way he should go he shall not depart from it." I love the stories of Moses, Noah, and the love God has for his children. I remember siting on a tractor and thinking about verses about plowing from the Bible. I knew the Bible was the word of God. I always tried to live the best Christian life I could and wanted to live a life the Lord would be proud of. I learned to be a Christian in the LDS faith, but it was not until I left home that I decided to read the Book of Mormon with real intent. I wanted to find out if it was the Word of God. I had a lot of questions; I thought and analyzed the verses I read carefully. As I read, I had questions and doubts, but even more I had an overwhelming spirit of peace and understanding of the words I read. I felt all the fruits of the spirit explained in Galatians. The more I read the more I would find myself thinking about the stories and their truth. I felt the love of God as I read about the lives of God fearing men and women in the Book of Mormon. As I read and prayed to God I felt in my heart, and also knew in my mind the Book of Mormon was true and I knew it was the Word of God. This knowledge helped me understand that Joseph Smith was an instrument in bringing back Jesus Christ's original church, (which is now called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), and we live in a time of a living prophet, just like the people of the Bible had.

How I live my faith

I try to help do the thing the Lord would want me to do. If there are people struggling with problems in their lives I get involved the help ease their burdens. At church I have the opportunity to teach people that want to learn more about our church. I have a son with a chronic illness and I look for opportunities to help other families that are struggling with overwhelming health problems.