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Hi I'm Alea

I love reading and playing music. One of my dreams is to be in a musical! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve as a Missionary and will serve in the Taiwan, Taipei mission starting November 2014. I am so excited to do the Lord's work and to serve the people of Taiwan! Missionary work is an enormous sacrifice and will be very difficult, both for me and my family, but I know that the Lord will bless us and sustain us in all our trials. I love to read! Recently my English teacher introduced me more indepth to Shakespeare and I've enjoyed it a lot. My favorite part about reading Shakespeare is reading aloud and acting out every scene, especially when my friends and I get really into the parts! Along with Shakespeare comes another classic that I love: (though not quite as old) The famous detective, Sherlock Holmes! I've read almost the entire works of Sherlock Holmes and I love it! During the summer of my senior year in high school I read the unabridged version of Les Miserables and fell in love with that as well. A challenge well worth taking! Obiously, I love to read, but I also make time for other wholesome things as well. Such as music! I play the flute and the piano and I can't think of a bigger part of my life than music (second to the Church of course). Music provides such an incredible power that influences everyone who hears it. To me, music is my way of portraying emotion in a way that I find difficult when using words.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I was born into the Church, I've never experienced 'not knowing' about the Gospel and the love I feel here. The gospel has given me such peace and happiness knowing that I am and always will be a Daughter of God. I know that He is watching over us and constantly guides us to Him; He wants us to return to live with Him and if we strive to live the gospel and follow His son, our saviour and redeemer, Jesus Christ, we will be able to return to Him again someday.

How I live my faith

I always strive to be a good example for the people around me; they mean so much to me and I want to be a light for them. To be a good example, I attend and participate in all my Church Meetings, work hard at school and all around live my standards every day. As I said in my 'About Me' section, I feel that music is a wonderful tool to connect with others. The famous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach once said, "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." I believe this with all my heart and have experienced the love of God through music.