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Hi I'm Alisha Ocain

I'm a stay-at-home mom. I'm a Navy wife. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

Family is so important to me and has been ever since I was a little girl. I grew up in a good home and am now raising three children of my own. My husband is in the US Navy and the past few years we've had to live far away from our family members. I've been able to stay close to my parents and siblings by phone calls and Skype. We visit as often as possible. It's so wonderful being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, because no matter where we go in the world, we have people to call family, our brothers and sisters in the gospel. When we first moved to Japan, a family let us borrow their car until we could buy a car of our own and an older couple became like grandparents to my children. Now we're back in the States, and again we have a new church family. Even though the faces are different, the gospel is the same no matter where we go in the world. I love meeting so many wonderful people everywhere we go.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because I love the happiness I feel when I'm living the gospel. I continue to work to becoming all I can become. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and that as I strive to follow His plan, I will find the greatest joy. I feel so blessed to be a member of His church and I love sharing the gospel message with my friends, and with the world.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. I've been a teacher for the children and youth, I've helped organized activities, and I currently play the piano in Primary (the Children's organization). I also visit a few sisters every month in their home. Mostly, I love the activities I do with my family. Every week we hold Family Home Evening where we sing and pray together, learn gospel principles, and share in games and treats. We have family scripture and prayer every night. Meal times are also a great place to teach my children about the gospel. I love going to church with my family. In the center of it all is Jesus Christ. As my family centers our lives, our home, and our hearts around Jesus Christ, we find happiness and peace. This happiness and peace can be found only in and through Jesus Christ, by living His gospel.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Alisha Ocain
Awhile back, my parents toured New York City. They visited a beautiful cathedral adorned with stain glass windows. As they walked through, my mother noticed a woman praying, and tears streaming down her face. My mother looked around, and while this woman was trying to have a very spiritual, sacred moment, people off the streets of the city were coming in, making noise and causing commotion. I am so thankful that in our sacred temples, only people who are prepared can enter. The things that take place there are not secret, in fact we wish everyone would prepare themselves to go, but they are sacred. How can they remain sacred if people were allowed to come in and simply look? Many, unintentionally, would bring the raucous and noise of the city with them, and the temple of God would no longer be a place of peace and sacred worship. I love the things I feel in the temple. There's no other place on earth where I feel closer to God than in His house. Show more Show less