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Hi I'm Ally

I'm a Mormon! I grew up in London, England. I've been a member all my life and I love being a member.

About Me

I have been a member all my life and I love being LDS! While growing up I always knew I'd serve a mission and at the age of 18 I was called to serve in the England Birmingham Mission. I spent 24 months in areas of the Midlands and South West Wales. I come from a family of 3, I have an older brother and a younger sister. My parents are converts to the church. My Mother joined the church in London and my Father joined the church in Hong Kong where he grew up. At school I was usually either the only LDS or one of two, the other being my brother. This wasn't as difficult as some thought it might be. I love sports especially football, hockey, athletics, volleyball and rounders. I have a university undergraduate degree in Audio & Music Production. I am currently self employed and work as a freelance live events technician, some of my highlights have been working at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final and other large scale events around London.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon or Latter Day Saint because I have had personal spiritual experiences and because I choose to. When I was 14 I attended a weekend activity organised by my Church for 12-18 year olds. Part of the weekend was a fireside that highlighted the importance of family history work. The things spoken of and shown to us enabled me to receive a prompting from the Holy Ghost. This prompting helped me understand in my heart who my Heavenly Father was and who his Son truly was, this experience coupled with other experiences have shaped my testimony into what it is today. However my testimony could only be shaped like that because I wanted it to. We have to choose to want this change to happen. Heavenly Father does not force us into believing in him. That is why we are invited to learn of him, we are invited to pray about him, we are invited to read about him and we are invited to attend his Church. No one can make us. If we want to know him then we must go to him and he will show himself unto us through the power of the Holy Ghost in the form of our feelings and in our hearts.

How I live my faith

I have always enjoyed being involved in my home ward. I have served in local leadership positions with the youth, young adults and men's groups, I have also served as a national coordinator for youth events (For the Strength of Youth - FSY). I also serve on the technical team within my stake, this is an interesting experience as I get to sit in on many different meetings that I wouldn't normally get to attend. These meetings have helped me to learn and respect those that I live and worship with in newer ways then I previously did. I have always tried to live what I believe and to be open and honest with those around me. I work hard to make sure that I am never afraid to stand up and acknowledge my beliefs in public and to openly admit that my beliefs are the reason that I do certain things such as refusing to drink alcohol, etc. I firmly believe that to live my faith I must follow this guidance from the New Testament "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth". We learn from the Book of Mormon that our Heavenly Father only tests us with things that we can withstand so therefore I know that every challenge or trial that comes my way, I can with the help of God overcome... what a thing to know and that's how I live my faith!