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Hi I'm Allyssa

I'm a trombonist, a pianist, a poet, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four children. The second oldest is a gaping seven years younger than me, and thus I'm always babysitting. But I don't mind much, because I know that my parents really appreciate it. We live in Washington (its so bipolar! One minute hailing, the next the sun shining bright!). I play trombone, and this is my fourth year doing so. I absolutely love it! I also love to write poetry, read, text, and listen to music during my spare time. I believe the power of words is incredible, and just talking to someone who is lonely, or writing a note of encouragement to someone who is sad, is one of the best ways you can help them.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a little kid, my mom and I lived alone. My mom met this guy at her work and started to get to know him. They dated, and he introduced her to the Church. She joined and a year later, they married in the temple and "this guy" became my Dad. I got baptized when I was eight because I know that the Church is true. I want to be with my family forever, and I know that because I have been sealed to my family I will get that blessing. I know that everything Jesus and Heavenly Father have done has been for us, and I am eternally grateful. I know it.

How I live my faith

In Church I have served as a youth secretary and second counselor to the president of the girls in my age group. I strive to be like Jesus, as my little brother likes to remind me to do often. I strive to be modest, use clean language, and live the principles the prophets have taught us over time to be good. Even though sometimes it feels like I'm all alone in my beliefs when I'm around people who have made other decisions, I know the the Holy Ghost is with me. I always try to listen for the promptings of the Holy Ghost, because those whispers can be life-changing.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

All through the scriptures, we learn about God's chosen prophets. We also learn that God never changes, he is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Since God never changes, he would never not have the need for a prophet. A living prophet is one of God's ways to communicate and send messages to us. One of our important scriptures, the Doctrine and Covenants, is a compilation of scripture and revelation from modern living prophets. Joseph Smith, Thomas S. Monson, and all of their in-between prophets are all true prophets. Listening to them will help strengthen your relationship with God and guide you along your path back to him. Show more Show less