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Hi I'm Alissa Marshall

Hi, I love computers, tech, music theory, and Web Design and Development. I find myself lost in music, when I compose.

About Me

I grew up in Washington State, where it rains, and rains. I am currently serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love this gospel and I am so grateful to serve in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon is because of my deep-rooted testimony, which came about from helping others, feasting on the scriptures, and living the gospel principles. I have never felt more free in my life than choosing to do the right thing. I am Mormon because there is no other religion that can have me feel the spirit so strongly, and the spirit has been such a blessing to me in my life - without it, I would be lost. He's like a best friend to me, that I would hate to lose because of something offensive. I am Mormon because of what the church teaches and how there is light in everyone. I love the spiritual environment, and how we are all trying to reach the same common goals: eternal families, remaining clean at all times, and charity work, are just a few of them. I remember when I was six, I analyzed other religions and why they wanted to end their marriage after death. That didn't make sense, since love is supposed to last forever. When I was in my teens, I had a hard time grasping the importance of church and why it was a necessary part of my life. When I was eighteen, the spirit let me know the church is true. The teachings made sense. I love this church, the teachings, and how the majority of its members are kindhearted and forgiving. Everyday I am reminded of the atonement and the sacrifices made by the savior. With the desire to follow the high standards set by the church, I am able to find the peace in my life. Following the Savior isn't easy by any means, but it sure is worth the happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my life by remembering the Atonement and the sacrifices the savior has made for us so that we can all be forgiven of our sins. My heart fills with emotion every time I think of Him up there on that cross, with two thieves on either side of Him. How can people mistake Him, Jesus Christ, for someone so wicked and evil? He is exactly opposite! He is the one who gives us eternal life, He is the one who was perfect, did nothing wrong, and He is the one we need to be like! I love to read church doctrine, and It's become my addiction. There is a scripture verse where it says that knowledge is a gift, and we need to obtain as much as possible before we leave this earth, and for a very good reason. We only take our knowledge when we die, and we only have so much time to obtain as much as possible. I will spend hours reading talks from various church leaders, and I will spread what I know with those I love and are close to me. By reading my scriptures, attending church, paying my tithing, praying for those in need, giving my all in everything I do, I can say that my life has drastically improved since my hardships three years ago. There were times in my life where I wanted to follow the other path, and I wanted to be someone who I thought would be a better version of me - but immediately the spirit instantly let me know that where I was going at the time, was not the best place to be. He helped me turn my life around, telling me to press on and continue believing in the faith. I studied the scriptures endlessly, wanting to know more, and to receive answers. Believe it or not, I got them, and where I should go in life. I also got my Patriarchal Blessing after I knew I was ready to receive it. I wish I had gotten it sooner. This special blessing from God has given me so much direction in my life, and it has given me hope that I have a future, and I am supposed to endure to the end. And I will.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Alissa Marshall
The holy ghost is a constant companion, that has been put here on the earth to bear witness of Christ, the Father, and their teachings. He is the greatest gift of discernment, and adds to your conscience. He helps guide you in your life, if you are worthy to keep him around. He lets you know of truth, and will testify you the things that are right and good. He testifies of Christ, and He also testifies what is not of Christ, too. The spirit is so powerful - when it leaves, you feel so alone and powerless, but when you gain it back, you feel complete once more. Show more Show less