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Hi I'm Allison

I am a musician, loving daughter and historic ghost tour guide

About Me

I'm Allison, and I'm a Mormon. I'm 20 years old and I've always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My dream is to become a Health Coach and help people overcome obstacles. I love music more than anything in the world. Whether its playing the piano or composing, I find such peace and happiness through the beauty of music. My job is different than most, to say the least. I'm a historical ghost tour guide. My ancestors settled the beautiful city of San Antonio from the Canary Islands, so I educate people about the history of my family, not to mention the ghost stories as well! It's a job where I work a lot with people and they ask me how I found out about my family history, that's my chance to educated them on the importance of genealogy and gives me a window to tell them about the Mormon church.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I've been a member my whole life, everyone goes through "conversion", including me. At the age of 13, I decided to know if this church is true, I also wanted to know "Is there a God?" I did what my teachers and parents always told me, "Read the Book of Mormon and pray" I did just so. After diligent prayer and reading the Book of Mormon I got my answer. As I was reading the Book of Mormon an incredible feeling came over me. It felt as if light was radiating from me. I felt this warmth and sheer happiness. I didn't think I could of been any happier. I started crying from the happiness I felt. From then on I knew it was true, I cannot deny it. I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. It makes me happy. I grew a relationship for my Heavenly Father and I'd do anything for Him. My goal is to return to Him and have Him be proud of what I've accomplished here on earth. I know that everything in the scriptures is absolutely true. I know that the Book of Mormon isn't just a book, read for yourself and you will see. I feel loved by my Lord and He helps me when I'm under trials. I'm Mormon because I know it's true.

How I live my faith

I do what I'm commanded to do. I wear modest clothing, don't drink or do drugs, I don't swear, I don't have any tattoos and I choose to be morally pure till after marriage. I never knew why until now, because it's what will make me happy. I dress modest because I respect my body and I want others to as well. I don't drink or do drugs because I want to be physically healthy and not risk the strong risk of becoming addicted. I don't swear because I refuse to take the Lord's name in vain. I don't have any tattoos because I don't want those marks on my body for the rest of my life. I choose to be morally pure till after marriage, because I respect myself. Sex is sacred and I only want to save myself for my future husband. It's my gift to him saying that, "I waited for you" I think that's one of the best gifts you can give to your spouse. When the church calls me to callings I take them seriously and devote myself to them. I was president of my age group of the youth for the young women for a year and a half. I devoted myself to helping them spiritually. I tried helping others who aren't members as well. I organized a group called Helping Hands for Haiti. I asked for medical supply donations and sent them to a village called Pouillé, Haiti. We got over 2,000 dollars worth of supplies for this small village.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Allison
Women in our church play a key role...being mothers. There's a story in the Book of Mormon about 2,000 warriors that were sent out to battle. All being very young. Their mothers prepared them for this battle, educating them about the importance of trusting in God and choosing the right. Because of that, they all survived this great battle. Being a mother is the greatest and most challenging blessing. As women, we prepare to teach our future children and children, about the importance of trusting in the Lord and about being a good person. That is something that my mother has passed to me, and I will pass to my children and so on. Show more Show less