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Hi I'm Alyssa Kaylee Clark

I am a missionary, a poet, a harpist, and a thinker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a musician, I have been all my life. I've played the piano since before I can remember, and picked up the harp when I was eleven. Music is my passion! I'm 20, I love to write poetry, and I blog every once in awhile, too. I love hanging out with my best friends and my crazy family. My more immediate family consists of my parents, my two younger sisters and my youngest brother (being the oldest is the best!), my uncle and his little daughter. They are awesome and weird, and I love spending time with them. I also love watching movies and going camping. I love meeting people, reading books, watching Doctor Who, and laughing. I am an avid journal writer, and I'm terrible at sports and ballroom dancing. I love my mini-schnauzer, Abby, and sometimes I even like my cat. I. Love. Camping. Did I mention that? Not the fake-trailer-kinda-camping, but real-live, tent/cooking-over-a-fire camping. I love being in the mountains, and seeing the amazing masses of stars. I love being away from all the crazy, and spending that time with the people I love, or sometimes just being on my own and thinking without distraction.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up singing about the love of God, and of Jesus Christ. I loved being with people who loved me, and who I loved and wanted to help. My dad taught me how to serve, even people I don't know, and to be honest in everything I do. My mom taught me how to love everyone, and accept people even when they are different than I am. I still stand by those things I learned as a child. It wasn't easy, growing up and learning about what the world is like, letting reality set in. I had so many unanswered questions about who I was, and what I was supposed to be doing here. Then, as I opened my eyes to everything and everyone around me (in the midst of all the terrible things that happen in this world), I saw so much beauty. Quoting my favorite musical, Les Miserables, "to love another person is to see the face of God." And there He was. In the faces of children, in the eyes of selfless people, in all of God's beautiful creations. Even more, I have been able to recognize the redeeming and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Everyone makes mistakes in life. I am not exempt. When I learned to give up my weaknesses, the Lord made them strengths. Christ knows every pain and every sorrow, every temptation and every sickness. He has felt them for each of us. Because He suffered for my sins, I can become clean and live with God and my family for eternity. That's why I'm a Mormon. This gospel is true. Because of it, I find joy that would otherwise be impossible.

How I live my faith

I am now serving a mission in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I will serve for a period of 18 months in different areas here in Oklahoma. I absolutely love it here! I don't think anyone could find a kinder, more loving group of people. The work is hard, but I've grown so much already. So many miracles happen every day. God's work and His glory is to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39) His work is hastening. He needs His children who already know the truth to pass it on to others. As a missionary, my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ through this wonderful restored gospel. I meet so many people who are already trying to follow Christ, and I am so blessed to be an instrument in God's hands in helping them see how they can know Him so much more in their lives, and find pure joy in this life and the life to come. Another opportunity I have as a missionary is to support the members of the church that are already here, and to provide as much service as I can. I also love sharing music. As much as I love writing, I'm not very eloquent when it comes to public speaking. So when I share my music, I'm sharing my love for God with the talents He gave me. I know that I have been called by a prophet of God to help bring my brothers and sisters to Christ. I am so blessed to be a part of this great work!