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Hi I'm Allison

I'm a southern belle. I'm a student. I'm a West Coast Swing dancer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student and studying to be a nurse. I am the youngest of two girls. My father is Irish and my mother is Mexican. I love languages. I understand Spanish and I am learning American Sign Language. In the summer I love going to baseball games and kayaking with my dad. I consider myself a southern belle but I don't have a heavy accent. I love to dance. I started ballroom dancing in the firth grade and now I am very active in the Atlanta West Coast Swing community. I have been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California San Bernardino Mission starting Feb. 6, 2013.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it brings me joy. I was born into the church but in my childhood both of my parents left the church. During troubling times in my life the Gospel of Jesus Christ gave me strength and hope, but most importantly I felt loved. I felt the love of my Heavenly Father and Savior every time I read the scriptures, every time I prayed and every time I shared my testimony with those around me. The gospel has not only blessed me directly but has also blessed my family.

How I live my faith

There are many social activities for the youth and young single adults. I am thankful to help plan activities for the women in my congregation. Once a month we try to get together just as women, outside of church, and socialize. I love being able to get to know these amazing women better and I start to see them as sisters. There are also dances and it is great to be able to meet other people your age who make living the Gospel of Christ a priority too. The social activities are a big part of my life but I try to live my testimony everyday. My life is not just social interaction with friends but it is also setting an example for my non-member parents. I love them and want them to experience the joy that comes from the Gospel. I can't force them to come back, but I can show them love and acceptance like Christ would. One day my family will come back. Until then I will keep doing my best to set an example of a believer in my home. I spend as much time as I can with the Sister Missionaries and Elders in my ward. I help them teach lesson to those investigating the Church and I am blessed every time I go with them and share my testimony of Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer.