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Hi I'm Alyssa Abbott

I've grown up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am the oldest of four children, I love the outdoors and my family. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am 16 years old. I am a Senior in High School and play the flute in the Grade 11/12 Symphonic band. I was in the Honours English program and finished high school english last year, however I am taking Biology, Chemistry, Band, History and French. I have been in French Immersion since Kingdergarten. My goal is to graduate Magna Cum Laude in June. I am the oldest of four children. I have 6 aunts and uncles on my dad's side and a total of 22 cousins who I love to spend time with. Most of my extended family can be found in Alberta and Utah but I am lucky to have my grandparents live an hour and a half outside the city. I love the outdoors and enjoy doing things in all four seasons like swimming with my cousins and camping in the summer, hunting in the fall, snowmobiling in the winter and fishing in the spring. I also get to experience the real beauty of nature when I go on canoe and camping trips. I feel so blessed to be able to go fishing all year round and hunt with my grandpa, who is an amazing example to me. I love all of these activites and the beautiful setting of the great outdoors because it brings me closer to my amazing family and the spirit of the Lord. I play indoor and outdoor soccer and enjoy playing other sports like volleyball and basketball for fun.To relax in my spare time I like to watch movies, read, shop, walk my dog, clean and organize things, listen to music, do family history and index.I am a very confident, outgoing and friendly person who loves animals

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because living the Gospel has changed my life for the better and I see blessings in my life each day because I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and knows my individual wants and needs. I know when I put the effort into doing the little things like reading my scriptures, saying my prayers and going to church, it makes it easier for me to handle the big things in my life where I need strength and help from the Lord to overcome those obstacles. I believe that this church is led by a true prophet, President Thomas S. Monson and that when we follow his teachings and example we will be happier and blessed because he is the mouthpiece of the Lord in these latterdays and I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that he restored the Gospel in the latterdays and translated the Book of Mormon. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon and know that if we ask the Lord to know if it is true we will be able to know of it's truth for ourselves. I'm so grateful for the Saviour and for the Atonement that helps to bring my closer to the Spirit and to being able to live with my Heavenly Father again. Without his atoning sacrifice that would not be possible and I am so grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who created the Plan of Salvation that makes it possible for my family to be together forever. I am also grateful for the temple where we can feel clean and free from the world and closer to our Heavenly Father and where we can perform the saving ordinances such as baptisms for the dead. I also have a testimony of missionary work and that everyone can be a missionary whether in the field or at home and that if we act on promptings from the Spirit and live our life like Christ we can be examples for others and change lives and I say these things in the name of Jesus-Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have just recently been called as the 1st Counsellor in the Laurels Class Presidency which is girls ages 16-18 in the Young Women's program which has girls ages 12-18 in it. I love the girls in my Laurels class who I have known for many years and am excited to serve with them especially since the three of us make up the Presidency. Last year I really enjoyed serving on the Stake Youth Committee which is a group of about 8 youth, 4 Young Women and 4 Young Men from different parts of the Winnipeg, Manitoba Stake area. Our main focus was to plan activites where the youth from the Winnipeg, Manitoba Stake region which includes part of Minnesota, other parts of Manitoba and Ontario could come to have fun, feel the Spirit and make new friends or hang out with old ones. These activites could include sports activites where we would play volleyball or other fun games and sports or a fireside where we would have musical presentations, youth and leader speakers or a dance with a certain theme, d.j. and maybe a dance lesson. Not only participating in these activites with all the other youth was fun but planning them was too!

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Alyssa Abbott
Families are so important to Mormons because we believe that families can be together forever and that many learning experiences that will help and strengthen you for the rest of your life take place in the home with your family. It is also a central unit in the church and we are encouraged to do many spiritual things together as a family like family prayer and scripture study as well as family home evening where we can spend time together and learn while having fun. Show more Show less