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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm a traveller, singer, International Relations major, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an International Relations major who just got back from serving a mission in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I'm an avid reader, lover of music, and absolutely love to try new things. I'm not very good at a lot of things, but one of my favorite things is to get to know others and what's important in their life. I believe that relationships are one of the most important things in this world, especially when it comes to family relationships. I'm the eldest of five kids, and love my siblings like, well, like family. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, but I've been converted too through little things that have happened in my life. During my early teenage years I felt extremely alone and didn't feel like I was welcome or wanted. I had two paths to take: I could either go down that same thought process and go into a depression where I might never go out of, or I could turn to my faith. I decided I was going to start praying to God and read my scriptures and I have gained such a testimony because of it. I know that Heavenly Father loves me, and that if I put my trust fully in Him, He will lead me down a path that will make me the best person I can be. I have a love for my Savior, and I know that He atoned for my sins. I have felt His hand in my life so much, and I know I wouldn't be near where I am mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially without His help. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and I challenge you to read it and pray about it, asking God if it is true to know for yourself. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church, and I know that if I follow God's teachings, I will be able to return to His presence someday. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

In our church, you are provided with a lot of service opportunities. For example, as a teenager, I participated in Special Needs Mutual, a group in our church for people with mental disabilities to go to once a week during the school year and learn about Christ and interact with other people. you're assigned to one of these special needs people for the school year (who can be from 12 to 100 years old) and you're their buddy. It's taught me a lot about life, and how Christ loves each and every person, no matter who they are. It's taught me how to be accepting of individuals no matter what background they come from, because that's what Christ would do. He wouldn't hesitate to help someone out in need or go out of his way to include someone and make them feel welcome and loved, and that's one thing that I've learned to incorporate into my life because of the Gospel. I'm now teaching English as a volunteer in Mongolia through the Church, and I know that every single person is important to God and He wants them to succeed. Through reading the Book of Mormon, going to Church, and praying to my Father in Heaven, I have come closer to my God and my Savior. He loves not just me, but YOU. I invite you to figure that out for yourself. :)

Are Mormons Christians?

Officially our name is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our church is based upon Christ and His teachings. the reason we are called Mormons is because of a nickname given to us back in the 1800s because we believe in scripture other than the bible, called the Book of Mormon. So yes, we are firm Christians. Show more Show less