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Hi I'm Alyssa

I live in Idaho. I am going to school to be a speech therapist. I love soccer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised LDS, but I didn't gain my own personal testimony until a few months ago. I had heard all of the scriptures and words of the prophets, but I never understood them. It wasn't until my faith was truely tested that I learned what all of those scriptures and words meant to me. And I grew to love and rely on them. I am most definitely NOT perfect, though I strive to become perfected in Christ. I have made my share of mistakes, but that is what makes me who I am. I am thankful to have the gospel in my life; it has gotten me through endless trials that to me seemed impossible to overcome.

Why I am a Mormon

I went through a time in my life when I didn't really know if the church was true. I was questioning a lot of things. I had made some mistakes, and I was not very happy with my life. There were some people that I believe God put in my life right then because he knew that they would be the best people to help me out. They really did change my life. They changed how I viewed everthing. They made me feel that I had worth, and that God could love me, even though I am so imperfect. It is because of them that I have a testimony of this gospel. It is because of them that I know that The Lord loves me. And since gaining that testimony I have felt so much more at peace with myself and with my life. My entire life has changed; even the parts that really aren't church-related, like school. I am so thankful to those people who thought that I was worth their time and effort, because I wouldn't be who I am today without them.

How I live my faith

I strive daily to do what God would like me to do. Sometimes it can be very difficult, sometimes I have to stand totally alone for what I believe in. But with the help of The Lord, I can be a light where there is only darkness. I make it a priority to reach out to those in need and be a friend to those who are lonely. I am attending college, and I am going to a ward that is for young single adults. I have two callings in the ward: I teach lessons every 3rd Sunday in the month, and I represent the LDS Institute for my ward. The Institute is a place for young adults to have a church class throughout the week. It also has many activities and is a good place to get to know people who can become close friends. There are at least hundreds of Institutes, many times they are located at colleges. Institute can be a very big blessing in people's lives.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Earth life is just a tiny piece of our existence. But it is essential to our happiness. When we come to Earth we gain a body. While we are here we learn so many different things and gain so many experiences that make us who we are. We meet so many people who can help us make our earth life a more enjoyable experience. But the main purpose of this life is to prove ourselves worthy to enter into the Kingdom of God. We will all, through Christ's atonement, make it to heaven, but we need to live worthily to make it to the highest kingdom. That doesn't mean being perfect. No one is perfect. but as long as we are trying our best to be perfect, Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father's mercy can make up for what we couldn't quite achieve. Show more Show less