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Hi I'm Alison Shaw Knudsen

I was born in Derby England, lived in Southern France and Germany as a girl, then moved to Canada in 1966. I'm A Mormon

About Me

I am a wife, mother of 5 wonderful children and now have 11 grand children. I love spending time with each of them. They bring great joy into my life. When I was a young Mom, life handed me a huge obstacle. With 5 small children, all involved in all types of classes and activities, my eye-sight, which I have always had problems with, finally failed. After 15 operations over the years, I became legally blind. It was the greatest challenge of my life. I was a pianist, painter and did many crafts. I had to hand in my driver's license and could no longer do any of the things I loved. I lived thru' a few years of "feeling sorry for myself" before I put my trust in my Heavenly Father and began to become who he wanted me to be. I went back to college and stretched myself for the next 2 years, proving I could do anything I set my mind too. Since that time I have seen many miracles in my life. I can play the piano again by enlarging the print and am able to do many crafts that I enjoy. I love the computer, digital scrap booking, cooking, crafts, healthy living and traveling with my husband and family to beautiful places.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a 8 years old, living in England, my Dad baptized me as a member of the church. My Mom and Dad joined the LDS Church when I was four years old. A couple years after my baptism, my Dad was called on a building mission to Germany. He served alone while our family stayed in England for 6 or so months. This was a hard time for us being separated. A few months later we got the wonderful opportunity to go as a family for the next 18 months to Southern France and Germany. My Dad worked building chapels and us 4 kids spent hours on the beautiful beaches and exploring. it was a great time for our family. We became very strong and united. In 1966 we moved to Canada where we have lived ever since. Over these years my testimony has grown as I have had many answers to prayers. Heavenly Father has blessed my life with a wonderful family. He is always here for me. He lifts me up when I am down and walks with me when I am alone. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who is part of my life. He blesses me daily as I strive to improve and grow closer to him. I know the Church of Jesus Christ is true and the peace I feel in my life with that wonderful knowledge is my greatest blessing. I am so grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for the atonement he so lovingly went thru' so I can be forgiven and move on. I know the Prophet Joseph Smith did indeed see the first vision and restore this wonderful gospel. I can't imagine my life without the gospel. I am so greatly blessed.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church and am at present Relief Society President in my ward. I find such great joy in getting to know each sister and helping those in need. My passion in life is MUSIC. I have served as ward chorister for many years and pianist in many organizations. I enlarge all the music so I can see it. I love to lead the music in Stake Conference where hundreds of members are together to be uplifted. Feeling the power of a huge congregation all singing together exhilarates me. I have also served in many activities committees, as I love to be organized. I have taught almost every class in Primary and Sunday School, served as Primary President and counselors to many auxiliary presidents. I have served in the Stake Primary Presidency also. I love to serve in the church.

What is the Relief Society?

Alison Shaw Knudsen
The Relief Society is a women's organization established in 1842 by the Prophet Joseph. The purposes of Relief society is to build faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and help those in need. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Alison Shaw Knudsen
A Mormon women is a daughter of God and walks side by side with her husband. They have different responsibilities in life but are equal partners in the marriage. Show more Show less