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Hi I'm Alanna

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Music makes me happy. I like to have fun! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey everyone, my name is Alanna! I just recently married my best friend in The Washington D.C. Temple (if you don't know what it looks like you should look it up, it's beautiful!!). I just graduated BYU-Idaho with my Associates degree and I am transferring to BYU to finish my Bachelor's in Sociology. I chose to major in sociology because I think it will provide many opportunities in the future to help those around me in need. I enjoy photography because it allows me to capture the world around me and remember all of the great moments in my life. Music has always been a big part of my life as well. I have participated in many choirs and ensembles over the years, as well as musicals. I was never the person with solos or the star of any musical productions but that's okay! I've never really been the star of anything but it has given me so many opportunities to try new things and discover other talents that I might not have if all my attention was devoted to one talent/ability. The best thing about life is spending time with my family and friends. I have learned so much, good and bad, from each person that has been placed in my life and am grateful for it! I have really tried to focus more time and energy on those relationships...it's a work in progress!

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been a member of the Church. I was 17 when I was baptized and I have not once regretted that decision. I learned about the Church through a friend at school. Prior to meeting her I did not know that there was such a thing as "Mormons". Just out of curiosity I asked to come to Church and slowly became interested in learning more. I kept learning more and had several spiritual experiences that helped me to gain a personal conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the Lord's true Church, restored to the Earth again through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I knew it was true and would not deny it. So I was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church! I haven't always been close with my family. I never realized the importance of families until joining the Church. I remember learning that families can be eternal and realizing that I wanted my own family to be eternal, not just until death do us part. Knowing that the relationships I have with people can go beyond this life brings me a lot of peace. I'm grateful that I found the Church when I did and that I have been able to draw closer to the Lord and feel His love for me. I know that Jesus Christ lived and died for each and everyone of us so that we can live eternally with our Father in Heaven. He will make your burdens lighter if you let Him!

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. I try to live by the principles that I know are true and will bring me happiness. I am honest with those around me and I stick up for the values that I embrace, despite criticism from others. My hometown is in an area where there are not too many Mormons, and I am also the only member in my family, so I have numerous opportunities to share what I believe in and teach others about the Church. Teaching others about my beliefs is very important to me because I want those who I love to enjoy the blessings that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings. They are available to all who will listen and pray! My husband and I currently teach Sunday School for the 10 year olds which is super fun!