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Hi I'm Alyssa

I am a student, blogger, health nut, photographer, runner, travel junkie and future Sister Missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always lived in Utah. I am the oldest of five girls. I love being an older sister which means lots of dress ups and barbies. I love art, music, literature and language. I write a couple different blogs and I love to learn, so ultimately I want to be a photo-taking-baking-writing-psychologist-gone-forensic-anthropologist entrepreneur, where I do what I love. Experiencing life to the fullest is the only way to go and the only thing to be, is positive! I am currently serving an 18 month full-time mission (August 2013 - January 2015) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in West Virginia.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is a scary place with no road maps and no one to tell you which way is the right way. It can be confusing and terrifying trying to find your way and for me that is through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The love of the Lord for His children is strong and I feel that through Him I find my purpose and my way to salvation. It is a safe haven and comfort to know that there is life after death and we will see our families once again, including Our Father in Heaven who created, blessed, and watched over us all this time. I know this church is true and through it I know I can be perfected and achieve salvation through Jesus Christ's sacrifice. Joseph Smith is a true prophet of the Lord just like that of the prophets of old and I am so grateful to be a Latter-Day Saint.

How I live my faith

I served in Leadership positions over the young women in our organization for 3 different years. I have gone on a humanitarian mission project to Mexico and I have helped put together relief packets, blankets, and boxes of food to help with the relief of those affected my natural disasters. I have also served dinner and watched kids at homeless shelters. I have helped organize activities for youth and back when I was a 16-17 year old, I taught lessons to the younger youth as well. But most importantly I am a friend to all those who I come across in life. This church isn't about all the achievements you've earned in life, but about how you treat the people around you. I believe in loving everyone, no matter their faults and sins. We all have faults, we all have sins, and I realize that and I love people just as Heavenly Father does. It may not always be easy, but it is well worth it, if you ask me. I take life one day at a time, through love, learning, service and gratitude.