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Hi I'm Alisa

I grew up in the Rockies. I love music. Love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother. I invest every ounce of energy in being a mother. My children are my everything, and I realize their home and family life will ultimately influence who they become. I take on motherhood as a full-time responsibility. I love music. The viola fits me and I thrive on playing in orchestras wherever I live. Amidst gaming together in Ticket-to-Ride, Speed Scrabble, and chess, my husband and I hobby in traveling. I soak up culture, faith, and the beauty of people with my best friend.

Why I am a Mormon

Music connects souls. It is a universal language. This is one reason I love to play in orchestras. I feel at home when I connect with others through music. The gospel of Jesus Christ connects souls. The Spirit is a universal communicator of truth. I feel at home when I connect with others through the Spirit. I have found this to be true wherever I go in the world. From India to Europe and other parts of the world I have visited, the Spirit testifies within hearts that Jesus is the Christ. Through Him we find a peace where we won't find elsewhere. God loves his children wherever they are in the world. Life is not fair, but the gospel--Jesus Christ--restores our sight so we can see what God would have us see. I have learned we have all have a desire to be loved. Life is not just to be lived. The Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me understand I came from heaven, this life is for me to grow and learn---to become, and if I can prove myself worthy before God, I can certainly live with him again one day. This is why I am a Mormon. This is why I've chosen to be a member of His church.

How I live my faith

I teach children. Within my family and in my ward. I provide opportunities to learn song. Music has the power to connect feelings and emotion with words. It is a universal truth. More than anything I want and endeavor my children and children I have stewardship over to know they are children of a loving, merciful God. If I can help embed this in young hearts, it may be the sole truth to carry them through the most challenging and bitter times this mortal life brings.

What is the First Vision?

Alisa
Joseph Smith lived in an area where multiple religions claimed truth. Joseph desired to know which church to join. After much study and pondering--specifically upon the scripture James 1:5 inviting man to ask God, Joseph decided to pray vocally to God. It was then God, the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph, and was told he should not join any of the churches. The First Vision was the beginning of the full restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph earnestly desired to know which church was true. I find it incredible his family circumstances were such, that they needed to move to Manchester--where multiple religions were settled. There would have been no reason for Joseph to ask God otherwise. It is a testimony to me God is aware of what circumstances we need to become who we need to become. God knew he needed Joseph Smith to restore the gospel he originally had upon the earth. My heart strongly tells me Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. Show more Show less