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Hi I'm Alyssa Burdeos

I'm a part-time musician. I'm a full-time friend. I'm still under 5 feet tall. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name's Alyssa, pronounced uh-lee-suh (not that I have anything against all the uh-liss-uh's out there! Most of them are quite nice!) Lots of people also know me as "The Girl Who Plays the Ukulele", or "The Little Asian Girl", or "That One Chick!" I don't think anyone knows me as "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," but I think that's a good thing. I like to sing. I like to dance, especially in public places where they have security cameras and I can watch myself on those little TV's. I like to play the ukulele. And I like to make people laugh, although most times I do it on accident. My hobbies include a few worrying about school, worrying about work, and not worrying about any of it until the the day before everything is due. I also love music, and I play several instruments. I'm planning on going to BYU Provo, but I don't know what for yet... My life so far has been wonderful, and the biggest parts of it have been my family, my friends, and my Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS faith, and I can't say that I've had any life-changing experiences that have confirmed my fatih. But I do believe that there is a God in Heaven who loves us all. And I have a testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I think that the biggest reason why I am a Mormon is because this religion is the only one that I know of which guarantees that I can live with my family after death. But even though I haven't had some life-changing event (and maybe I never will), I can honestly say that I'm glad I'm a member. It's pressured me to live a better life than I might have if I wasn't one. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I think that the best experience I've had while living my faith was being a part of the Special Needs Mutual program. When I was a Junior, I got a calling to be a Friend in the Special Needs Program. This program combines all of the Special Needs in a variety of wards and brings those people together for activities every Thursday. I've always been interested with the special needs. After all, the they have the strongest spirits out of everyone. God knew that they were strong enough to live on earth with such circumstances. And I met wonderful people through that program, but the most wonderful was my friend, Marion. Marion had issues with mental development. She thought and acted like a child, although she was about 70 years old. But she had a spirit like no one I've ever met. Sometimes I would be frustrated because I couldn't understand what she would want. But at the end of each night, I wished that I could stay with her longer. Being with people like Marion has made a great impact on my life, and has shown me the compassion that God has for all of his children.

What is being a Mormon like?

Alyssa Burdeos
Being a Mormon is like being a normal person. Just happier. :] We use technology, just like everyone else. We got to school, and we go to work. But I think living as a Mormon simply makes a person more conscious of how they live. Being a member makes it easier to understand the difference between what things bring temporary happiness, and what things bring eternal happiness. Show more Show less