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Hi I'm Allyson

I am the youngest child. I love hard work and the outdoors. I am a firm believer in laughter and chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I was attending college in Idaho, studying elementary Education, but then decided to take a break from schooling for 18 months and serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. So, that is what I am doing right now! I am serving in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia area and I love this place and the people with all my heart! I love music so much. I am all for singing loudly, and badly. It's a really good stress reliever, if you ask me. I am a strong believer in laughter and not taking myself too seriously. I grew up working with my dad on my family farm, and I take way too much pride in the fact that I'm a farm girl. I am the youngest of six kids. I love my family so much and don't think there is anything I would rather do than spend time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many different reasons, but I guess that the main reason is because I love my Savior Jesus Christ and I want to follow Him. And, I know that the way I can come closest to Him is through His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that Christ truly is the head of this church and as I live the gospel He taught and strive to come closer to Him through, prayer, scripture study and relying on Him, I feel complete peace and direction in my life. Being a Mormon isn't just a label, it is who I am. I am a follower of Christ, I am a part of HIS church, and I know Him and I know He loves me and has a specific plan just for me. I came to know all of this through studying the scriptures, specifically The Book of Mormon and by praying and asking God if this really is His church, if this is His gospel and He answered me. I recieved the answer, that I cannot deny was from God, telling me that this is Christ's church. And I know any person seeking truth sincerely can recieve this same answer from God. Being a member of this church doesn't mean that all of our problems go away or that everything is magically right in the world. I face challenges and trials almost on a daily, but it's because of my Faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement and my relationship with Him that I have complete trust in God and know that everything will be okay in the end. I know that Christ suffered for me in the garden of Gethsemane, I know that He died for me on the cross, and I know that because He rose from the dead, death is not the end and through him I can be made completely clean, I can overcome my weaknesses and shortcoming and I can live with Him, Heavenly Father and My family forever!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the little things that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have asked me to do each day. I read my scriptures and I strive to live the things they teach. I attend church each week. I seek to trust in God and His plan for me. I pray for direction daily from my Heavenly Father. I strive to live as the Savior lived. I know that I will make mistakes and make a wrong choice or two in this journey of life, but I know that as I try to live as the Savior lived I will have the most joy and peace in my life. I love the thought that we, God's children, are to strive to be Christ's hands while we are here on this earth. We are to do the things He would do. We are to love and serve all of God's children. We are to lift up the broken hearted and comfort those who stand in need. We are to be a witness of God at all times and in all situations. This is what I am working towards. I know that I will never be as Christ, but I know that I can become the person that God intends me to be as I strive to follow my Savior.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Allyson
A missionaries purpose is to share the message of Jesus Christ and how His life can bless every single person's life. So, that is exactly what they will teach about when they come to your home. They teach how it is through Jesus Christ that we can overcome trials and sin that we face. They teach about God's plan for each one of us, which is for us to live with God, again, after this life. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Allyson
Yes, Mormons are Christian. The official name of the church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." We believe in Christ. We teach of Christ. We believe that it is only through Jesus Christ that we can have eternal life. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only perfect man who has ever walked the earth and that he is the living Son of God. He is our Savior and Redeemer. Jesus Christ is the center of our faith and the head of our church. Show more Show less