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Hi I'm Allysa

I love to hug people. I'm going on a mission to Sao Paulo Brasil. I'm a Latter Day Saint!

About Me

I am 19 years old and preparing to serve a full time mission to Sao Paulo Brazil in March of 2013, I cannot wait!! I recently graduated from a two year college with my Associate in Arts and am planning on finishing my undergrad at BYU when I return from my mission. For almost 17 years I did not want to go to a Church school though [my sights were set on Yale] and then my Junior year of highschool something just switched in my mind. Now I cant wait :) I have moved around 20 times, as my dad was in the army when I was younger, and while I use to not like to move, now I love it! When I have time I like to craft or organize, but I go into every project knowing that I better finish it in one sitting cause I rarely go back to finish it! Also I love reading, motorcylcles, airsoft, shopping, babysitting, playing with my brothers, talking to my mom, and hanging with my dad. Everything I do is aimed at being a wife and mother, not because of the cultural stereotype, but becasue that is really what I want for my life. I am so excited to have little people of my own! I also plan on having a successful career, and whether that is in law, medicine, or education, it will not define me, but help me to thrive in motherhood.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone has a different first memory as a child. Some remember a hug, an icecream cone, others a spanking, but for me it was a feeling of complete peace. When I was three years old my parents were sealed to my older brother in the temple for time and all eternity. As I sat in that white chair on my grandmothers lap and watched them kneel across the alter, and then as we looked into the mirrors that faced one another, the image in those mirrors seemed to go on forever. I felt so warm and safe, and like nothing could ever go wrong because that moment had taken place. Now, 18 years later, life is hard. I have cried more tears than I can count, I have been more angry than I can explain, and more hurt than I could have ever imagined. Yet even through all that I know the the Gospel is true, because when I cried He held me, when I was angry He listened, and when I was hurt I knew that Jesus would never turn me away. So, now as I go through life day by day, hour by hour, and sometimes just trying to get by a minute at a time, I never forget that my Heavenly Father and Savior love me. The idea of not following them is just not an option.

How I live my faith

The best way to explain how I live my faith is to write the 15 promises I have had to myself since I was eight years old. They are the standards that start my foundation and guide every decision that I make. "I, Allysa promise... 1.to never kiss until I'm married 2.to always tell the truth no matter what 3.to not allow anyone to touch my body before I am married 4.to Earn my Young Womanhood Recognition Award [similar to the Eagle in Boy Scouts] 5. to be married in the temple 6.to earn enough money to pay for my own mission 7.to earn my Bachelor of Science, my masters degree, and my PHD 8.to do what I love to do! 9.to not watch, read, listen to or do anything that Jesus would not do with me 10. to marry a worthy returned missionary 11. to never look at pornography 12. to never drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or take drugs 13. to never date before I am sixteen years old 14. to never be horizontal, six inches away from a boy until I am married 15. never tatoo or peirce my body Some of these may seem kind of silly but they have kept me on a path that has made me happy, safe, regret-free, and without addiction. I am continuing on that same path, and even though life can feel unbearably hard and heartbreaking at times, I will continue to be happy regardless of what life throws at me. Also, I teach the 14-15 year old girls at Church and as I try to instill these same principles in thier life, I am continually reminded of how blessed we are to have this life. No matter how hard things get we can always to our brother and Savior who has experienced all the heartache an pain and suffering that we have. "The Road to Salvation always passes through the Garden of Gethsemane."

Are Mormons Christians?

The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. I think that says it all:) Show more Show less