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Hi I'm Alyssa Ryann

I live in Idaho. I am a CNA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play in the rain. Everything that comes with rain is wonderful, even the occasional worms on the sidewalks. The smell is amazing, and the dull color it puts on this already beautiful world is magnificent. The one place where I can go without rain is on the rocks--that is, while I am rock climbing. The thrill that comes with this activiy is so inticing to me. I was once brave enough to lead climb a route I have never done, and now I am terrified of lead climbing. But everything else about it is so great! I am currently a college student. The dream is to get into the nursing program, but I still have to apply. I already received my CNA and it has gotten me a job on campus that I love. This job is at a Health Center and I am in charge of getting the patients' vitals and assisting with any other jobs the nurse or doctors ask of me. Sometimes that entails watching a minor surger, such as a mole removal. It is the perfect place for a girl like me. My family is huge--and I absolutely love it. There are 12 kids, 10 girls and 2 boys. My poor brothers have to go through so much drama with all of us girls I am sure. We are a blended family--my mom had 4, and my step-dad had 6 then when they got married they had the twins. The twins are almost 13 and the oldest is 30. 5 of my sisters are married, and there are almost 11 grandkids! The third youngest sister just went through a divorce and is raising 3 boys under the age of 7.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young one I learned a song called A Child's Prayer and the lyrics are as follows: Heavenly Father, are you really there? And do you hear and answer ev'ry child's prayer? Some say that heaven is far away, But I feel it close around me as I pray. Heavenly Father, I remember now Something that Jesus told disciples long ago: "Suffer the children to come to me." Father, in prayer I'm coming now to thee. Pray, he is there; Speak, he is list'ning. You are his child; His love now surrounds you. He hears your prayer; He loves the children. Of such is the kingdom, the kingdom of heav'n. In the first section a child asks a question and the response is given in the second section. As young as I was when I learned this, the meaning and importance of this song was overlooked. It wasn't until I was about 12 that this song became life-changing. I was trying to fall asleep and this song popped into my head. I hummed the tune, and thought about the words that went along with each note. Suddenly, a light was shone and I realized that there is a God above, listening and hoping that we all come unto Him. I know with all my heart that this is the true church. Many instances after this one have proven this church to be peaceful and true. I am grateful for the current, and living prophet on the earth today--Thomas S. Monson. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it was one of the tools Joseph Smith helped translate to eventually restore this gospel on the earth. I will forever be grateful for him and the courage he had to stand up for this church, even until his Martyrdom. This church is true, I love it, and I am willing, and ready, to stand up for it. There is nothing I would rather do than be a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have been involved in many different callings in my wards. All the way from helping with music--organ and ward chorister--to teaching a class full rambunctious little 8 year olds. The callings that I performed in my college wards consisted of the secretary in a presidency and the group leader for Family Home Evenings. This was tough to balance my time in all the different areas, especially when I had classes and work to think of too. But it was all worth it, and I am so grateful that I received these fun callings.