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Hi I'm Alyssa

I am a food science major. I attend Brigham Young University. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have two years of college completed as a Food Science major with Chemistry and Chinese as my minors. I love food, I love seeing the world and I have been to Mexico, China, and Ghana. I love science fiction, enjoy the complexities that come with television that explores the possibility of the persistence of humanity through trials and tribulations beyond this earth and this time, but mostly I am impressed not only by the incredible minds that exist in the here and now that can think up these things, but their faith in the idea that humanity and what it means to be human exemplifies hope and the best in people, not the worst. Mostly I just like the idea that people have hope through difficulties and that is universal.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but when I was nine I decided that I wanted to know if it was true. I went into my closet, shut the door, and prayed to my Father if He would tell me if it was all true. The feeling that overwhelmed by small chest was one of peace and tranquility. I had never felt anything like it before and at that time I knew it was true. As I got older I had more experiences, more revelations, and over time I developed a testimony. My desire to go to church became my own, my desire to be like Christ was my own, and it was no longer because my parents asked me to or because they expected something of me, but because I knew for myself that I was doing as God wanted, I was following in His footsteps and I knew there was no other way to achieve all that I could be, to do all that He knows I can do, unless I was willing to keep myself in His path.

How I live my faith

When I went to college I have the first opportunity to be assigned another individual as a companion while we saw to the needs of two other freshman girls. The importance of visiting teaching (where two women are assigned to visit and teach others within the church and see to their needs and to their welfare) was taught to me by my mother and so I took it upon myself to do it every month. And not just to quick visit these girls, and treat them as an assignment but to really befriend, to get to know them, to ensure that they were not forgotten by me because they were not forgotten by God. It strengthened me to know that in a small way, or any way, I can be more like my Savior and do as He would if He were in my place.