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Hi I'm Ali

I grew up in Southern California. I love the beach, Mexican food, and traveling the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of six children and grew up in Southern California. After graduating high school, I moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. I took a two year break from school to serve a mission in Costa Rica. I am now back at school and studying business management with an emphasis in global supply chain. Growing up in Southern California, I developed a love for being outside. I especially love the beach! I also love interacting with and meeting new people. I guess that is why I love traveling so much! I have lived in Spain and Costa Rica and have traveled to Portugal, France, Italy, England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, New York City, Washington DC, and other various parts of the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is a part of my every day life. It defines who I am. My faith in Jesus Christ keeps me going each day and inspires me to become a better person. I try to emulate His example in all that I do. Through prayer, I continue to develop a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father. It is also through prayer that I receive comfort in times of trial and uncertainty. It is through prayer that I experience peace and assurance. It is through prayer to my Heavenly Father that I have felt the confirmation of the Holy Spirit witnessing to me that Jesus is the Christ and that He died for our sins, that Christ's Church has once again been restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith and that we have a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. Additionally, it is through reading and praying that I have come to know that the Book of Mormon, like the Bible is another testament of Jesus Christ. Although I was born into a Mormon family, there came a time in my life that I needed to know these things for myself and not just because everyone told me they were true. That is when I decided to pray to God to ask Him if everything I had been taught is true. I know without one doubt that they are true. I strongly believe that God will help anyone to know for themselves as long as they ask with a pure heart and a willing mind, with the intent to act according to the knowledge with which they are blessed. My beliefs influence my every decision. They give me hope for the future and strong sense of my divine worth as a daughter of God.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to work at the Missionary Training Center where I train young men and women between the ages of 18-26 how to be full time representatives of the Church. I also have the opportunity to organize weekly activities for the young adults where I live. Having responsibilities within the Church gives me an opportunity to focus on others and not myself; which is especially helpful at this very self-centered time of my life!

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Increasing faith in Jesus Christ first starts with a desire. To gain or increase your personal desire to follow Jesus Christ, you can begin by praying to Him asking for an increased desire to follow Him more closely and develop more faith. As you act, your faith will increase. Acting might include praying, studying the scriptures, obeying the commandments, and serving and loving others. Show more Show less