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Hi I'm Ally

I'm a wife, mother, pediatric nurse and love being outdoors...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After growing up and attending college in Salt Lake City, I decided it was time to travel around exploring new places of this amazing country. I spent a few months in Nevada, Washington D.C., Arizona, California and Massachusetts. I was also fortunate enough to volunteer my nursing skills in Kenya, Mexico and Haiti. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful opportunities to see the world though my career. Each place I moved or visited I was fortunate enough to meet new friends through singles wards and find housing with other church members. I love to spend time outside with family and friends playing tennis, running, hiking, biking or just sitting by the pool. I do live in Arizona after all! I feel so blessed to have a wonderful job and get to know people that become my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church and from a young age was told by my parents how grateful they were that I was attending church. I went every Sunday because that's what you did...attend church. All my friends went. My family all went together too. As I got older, it was more my decision to attend than go because I was with my family. I gained such a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith because of the experiences I had in my traveling nursing jobs and time spent on the east coast visiting church history sites. I gave away my first Book of Mormon to a co-worker of mine when I was 25 years old. I was so nervous to approach her. When we got to talking about life and what the purpose of this all was, my anxiety disappeared and the spirit was filling my heart and guiding me on what to say. I do not know if my friend ever got baptized, but she was able to learn about what Mormons believe. I know that we are placed on this earth to help one another and build up the kingdom of God. Christ is there to help us to just that. If we pray daily, we are blessed daily. We receive answers to our prayers and that's what I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend church each and every Sunday. I try to attend all the ward activities so I can get to know other members of my ward and neighborhood. I love meeting new people and finding out common interests. It's because of these traits that I was put in charge of the women's meetings and activities in our ward. These activities are ways to get ladies together doing something they love. There's cooking nights, book club, hiking days, quilting or sewing projects and play groups with our children. There's something for everyone. I love it! At the activities, we start and end with a prayer and relate the activities to gospel principles that our church is built upon. I often walk away with a greater appreciation for the experts in that field and can't wait to practice my new skill. There are so many talented women that I have come into contact with throughout all my travels. I have learned so much from some of them and owe my cooking skills to my former "betty crocker-like" roommates. These activities are a way for us to get to know other women in our community and invite anyone to attend and learn about the church...or about how to make bread. Just kidding.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is a also a way for all the women at church over 18 years old to get together and share stories of how the teachings of the scriptures along with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ enrich their lives and their families. Relief Society has activities that are fun, spiritual and enlightening. It is a wonderful opportunity for the young women of the church to learn from the older women, as all are invited to participate in Sunday teachings and monthly service projects or activities. Show more Show less