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Hi I'm Allie

I like to catch ducks, climb into cars through the window, and stand in windy doorways. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a college student majoring in English Language. I love playing sports, especially soccer. I play the drums, guitar, and euphonium. I really enjoy experiencing new things and spending time with people I care about. I often struggle with shyness and motivation, although I'm working on those.

Why I am a Mormon

I started attending my church because my parents were faithful church attendees...and I wasn't able to walk, or drive, or talk, or think well for myself because I was helpless like most infants. I was baptized when I was eight years old and became an official member of the church. When I was about ten I decided I didn't really like church and tried to avoid it. My parents--being the loving and responsible individuals that they are--encouraged me to continue attending. It was until I was fourteen that I realized that I had answers that many people simply craved their entire lives. I knew where I came from. I knew what would happen when I died. I knew how to find happiness that wouldn't fade. I had an answer for the hope that was within me. And that was all from the gospel I had been taught since I was born. Since then my knowledge has grown. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the correct gospel. It's truths are so logical, so in-depth, so personal, and so perfectly intertwined and connected that I could never doubt it's validity. I know that if anybody who truly wanted to know for themselves the validity of this gospel would read the Book of Mormon and ask there Heavenly Father through prayer if it was true, they would get a feeling of hope and empowerment that only the Holy Spirit can bring. If Heavenly Father is a loving God, he would not leave His children without a way to determine truth. That way is the Spirit and it is available to all those sincerely seeking truth, just as it was to Joseph Smith--the fourteen year old boy humbly seeking truth as inspired to by reading James 1:5 in The Bible.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday, in which I remember Christ's sacrifices for the Children of God, learn how to be more like him, and grow closer to others doing the same, that they may help me and I may help them in our endeavors. I also serve as a teacher to the women and lead discussions on becoming better individuals and improving the lives of those around us. On a personal level, I am striving to become the best person I can be. I have found that Jesus the Christ is truly our ideal example, and that he let his life be governed by love. I am striving to let my actions be motivated by love as well, and in doing so, have committed to overcome pride, laziness, apathy, and fear. It's a long, yet satisfying journey, and going to church and engaging in other church sponsored activities helps me on my way. I have found--through trial and error--that the decisions that this gospel would encourage me to make will always lead to the most satisfying, longest-lasting (although, not always immediate) happiness.