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Hi I'm Allison S.

I grew up in a small farming town in Utah. I moved to South Carolina to follow my heart in 2005. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a dog mom. Yep, my only "child" has four legs. I love spending time with my family, taking hikes, working in the yard and going to the beach. I moved to South Carolina from Utah in 2005 because I fell in love. My husband, a non-mormon, is starting to understand our language. Ward=congregation, bishop=pastor, Primary=children's worship, jello=stuff he ate as a kid. Some day I hope to write a Mormon to English dictionary to help those either new or unfamiliar with Mormon-speak. Being in the South, I love seeing people's reactions when they find out I'm a Mormon. In Utah, I felt like I was one of many, here, i enjoy being one of few. I've had some interesting questions and every one has been an experience for me to learn!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a sixth generation member of the Church. I've always wondered if I was born in the Church because the Lord knew that I would be too stubborn to convert. I loved growing up surrounded by kids of the same faith. We went to church together on Sundays, and to school during the week. I made great lifelong friends. I fell away from the Church in my late teens and early twenties because of one simple choice. I worked at job that required me to work on Sundays. I didn't think it would affect me in anyway, but slowly my testimony started to waver. When I finally switched jobs, I was to "embarrassed" to return to church. When I moved to South Carolina, and wasn't surrounded by other members of my faith, I knew it was time to go back. There was something missing in my life that only the Gospel could fill.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving in Primary (our children's worship). I was nervous when I was called to teach kids. I don't have kids! How am I supposed to know how to teach them? I quickly learned that I was called to be taught BY kids. I have learned far more from them then I would ever be able to teach them. I look forward to each new week. I love how children understand the Gospel in its purest form. They don't overcomplicate things that we as adults tend to do, yet they can answer some of the hardest questions in just a few words.