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Hi I'm Allison Olesen-Aguilera

I was born in Chile. I grew up in the United States. I'm a teacher, I'm photographer, I'm a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I graduated in Elementary Education. I love children. I believe that they are tiny souls that brighten up the world on a cloudy day. They teach me more than I teach them! I love teaching in both English and Spanish. I was born in Santiago, Chile. My family and I moved to the United States when I was four years old. However, I was still raised in Chilean Culture. I'm Hispanic! I grew up in a loving home however when I was a freshman in high school my parents split up. My mother is a single mom and I couldn't have ask for a better one. I've been greatly blessed in my life. I have a lot of passions apart from teaching. I love music! When I was younger my family didn't have enough money to pay for music teachers but I longed to learn. So, I decided to teach myself. I taught myself to play the piano, the guitar, the hulusi (a Chinese instrument), and I'm an amateur harmonica player. I own over seven instruments which I love! I also have a deep passion for photography. Throughout high school, I took classes and I absolutely love it! I, now, get ask, "Hey, will you take pictures for our wedding or of our baby?" and I absolutely love doing it. I love my life. I love my family. I love living!

Why I am a Mormon

Before moving to the United States my mother's favorite brother unexpectedly died. She was devastated! Even though she didn't want to, she had to get on a plane and move to the U.S. She was sad and lonely and struggling with two little girls (one of 3 and one of 7). A week after arriving there was a knock on the door. It was two gentlemen with white shirts and ties. They said they had a message to share. They said, "We're missionaries from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint and we have a message about eternal families." My mother receive what she needed and at the time she needed it!. It was amazing. She was introduced to the church and got baptized a month later. However, I was only three years old at that time. I wasn't of age to get baptized (8 years old). Time passed and I got baptized when I was eight. However I didn't take the matter lightly. I prayed about it and felt the strong impression in my little eight year old heart that it was the right thing to do! So I did it. Ever since that moment I have had the great determination to never separate myself from the covenants I had made at baptism. I was EIGHT years old! Only eight! However, my Heavenly Father distinctly gave me an answer that it was right! I am now twenty-three years old and I can firmly say that I know that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, infact, contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

Living my faith. It is a simple thing to do when so heavily involved in this gospel of Jesus Christ. Like I said previous I just graduated for Brigham Young University-Idaho! This school has one of the best atmospheres I have ever felt in comparison to other schools. It is because they teach through the spirit. I recently have lived my faith by actively attending my classes, serving those in my youth group, serving as a counselor in the women's organization of the church, and simply participating in activities with my fellow peers. After I graduated, the President in charge of the Mission in Minnesota asked if I could serve by filling in for a sister missionary. I was glad to do it! I served a short term mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Bringing people to the word of Christ and the surrounding arms of our Heavenly Father is one of the most challenging yet satisfying things I have ever experienced. The truthfulness of the gospel was restored and I love sharing that will people.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Allison Olesen-Aguilera
My life is pretty average. Just like many people, I have to wake up, go to work, go home, eat dinner, and go to sleep, and restart. However, there are certain details I left out. When I wake up I usually thank my Heavenly Father in prayer for the day. I go to work. When lunch time comes around, I pray for my food and eat. When I get home, I eat dinner with my family. We usually prepare it together and then offer our gratitude in prayer and we eat. Then I work some more or do wholesome activities with my family such as playing games or watching movies. I then get ready for bed. I do the typical and then sit in my bed and have my personal scripture study. Then I say my prayers and go to sleep. An important part of my life is always recognizing the hand and presence of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I am constantly asking for their help, asking questions, and thanking them for everything I have. Show more Show less