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Hi I'm Alissa

I'm a University Student, I love rugby and music and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a high school student and a member of my schools Women's Rugby Team. I love playing the guitar, reading, writing and hanging out with friend and family. I'm a total Harry Potter nerd, and proud! My friends and I love to go longboarding in the summer and just messing around in the winter. As strange as it sounds, I love doing oil changes! I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life, but it hasn't always been easy. I have an older sister and very loving parents and can't imagine what my life would be like without the gospel in it.

Why I am a Mormon

At first I thought I was only a Mormon because my parents were, and for a long time I relied on their testimonies to keep me going, but recently I've found that that is not enough. Through a lot of hard times I've come to realize that my Father in Heaven has always been there for me, through the Book of Mormon, my leaders or simply praying to Him, he's always been there. The Lord can only help us if we let Him, and I've found that in the hard times, I seem to try to push Him away. This is not what He wants for us, He wants us to come unto Him and to feel of His love. I am a Mormon because it makes sense, everything that the gospel teaches is true, and I know this because of the teachings of The Book of Mormon and my own faith. If you truly put your trust in the Lord, he will never let you down, you just have to be patient and let Him work in His own way. The Lord loves us. He loves me and you equally, and I know that to be true.

How I live my faith

I am one of the oldest Young Women in my ward, so I have the opportunity to help the younger girls through our activities once a week and on Sundays. I recently had the opportunity to help plan a girls camp for 70 fellow Young Women between the ages of 12-18 this summer. As a member of the church I feel as though I am an example of the church where ever I am, so at school I try to uphold my standards so that my friends can better understand what I believe, even when it's hard to do so.