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Hi I'm Allison

I love to play basketball and the ukulele! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently a freshman in college. I love to play sports especially when it is nice outside. I also really love to have jam sessions with my friends and roommates on our ukulele's and guitar's. I love to eat and laugh with my family and roommates. I live in the dorms, and love it because i can always be doing something fun with really awesome people!

Why I am a Mormon

Some people think that if you have been a member your whole life that you were just brain washed by your parents. Although they did teach me when i was younger, i know for my self that this church is true. I am the kind of person (a little stubborn sometimes) that needs to do things for myself to really understand and accept them. This is especially true for the gospel. When i want to know if something is true i pray and ask God. He always gives me an answer whether a thought or a feeling. These thoughts or feelings are rarely big, but small and peaceful. I am a Mormon because the gospel makes me happy. Every little detail of the gospel makes us as heavenly fathers children happier and i love it! I know that God loves me and that he loves you too! He is in every single detail of my life and yours. He sent His Son to die for us so that we can be forgiven of our sins and strengthened in our weaknesses. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church on the earth today and that it came about through revelation from God to Joseph Smith. I also know that Joseph translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God and that it testifies of Christ. I know that through the Atonement of Christ we were able to come here to learn to become like God, and that we will be able to come back to Heavenly Father and be with our family for eternity if we keep his commandments, repent and are baptized. i cannot wait to go share the good news of the gospel with the people of Arizona. I hope they too can come to know their Savior so they can live with Heavenly Father and their families forever.

How I live my faith

Last October the President of the church made an announcement that changed my life. He announced that the missionary age change for men went from 19 to 18 and 21 to 19 for women. I know that this announcement was inspired directly from God. Because i am 18 turning 19, i now get to service a mission two years earlier than i ever thought possible. All of my life i have wanted to service a mission because i have truth that can make people happy, and i love when people are happy! Just a few weeks before the announcement me and my friend were talking about how jealous we were that young men got go so soon, and how sad we were to have to wait until we were old and crusty at age 21 (just kidding, this is really not even that old, it just feels that way). When the announcement was made i knew that i was supposed to go and that i wanted to go. I started my application only one week letter and got going on filling out all of the paper work. In january i was finally able to submit my papers (you can put your papers in 4 months before your date that you were eligible). Then on January 16th i got my call! This is a very exciting and nerve wracking experience. I do the paper work and submit my papers which go to the head quarters of the church. There one of the presidents assistants pulls up my application, looks at my picture, then prays to know where and when i should go. In the letter they send to future missionaries they include where you are going and when. Any person could go anywhere in the world, speaking any language, and leave in as soon as a month to a few months away! So i was so excited to see where the Lord wanted me to serve, and where i would be spending 18 months of my life. I got called to Tucson, Arizona. From what i have heard, this is an amazing place and i am so excited to go! It is now April and i leave in exactly one month! It has also been so cool to see my friend get called literally all over the world! I have been preparing by becoming more like Christ.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Allison
I used to wonder about this question myself, so i did some research. I learned that although there used to be a few restrictions such as who can have the priesthood, there is no more restrictions. This really bothered me because i love people of all races and knew that the church did too. It just didn't make any sense to me. But in a gospel class one day i learned that in the Bible, this same thing happens. The sons of Levi are not able to get the priesthood for a while. But after God's time was right they were open to that blessing. That is the same as these latter days. I don't know why, but i know that it was God's will and in his timing. I also know that He is all powerful and has a beautiful plan for everything that has happened and will happen. We do not understand God's plan for his children, but i know that he loves them all and that we will all get an equal opportunity for blessings and for eternal life. Show more Show less