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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm the youngest of five kids, a wife, and a student. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up as the youngest of five children and the daughter of a lawyer and a stay-at-home-mom. There's nowhere I'd rather be than with my family. Four of us are married now and there are a total of five grandkids (none of which are mine). I have a deep love for reading and learning. I am a student studying Physiology and Developmental Biology. It's a mouthful, but I'm a science nerd, so that's okay. I love being married to my awesome husband. I got married at age 19, and yes I have heard all the jokes. :) I never imagined my life unfolding as it has, but if there is one thing I know, it is that God has a better plan for me than I could ever have imagined for myself. I'm learning how to be a better wife, student, cook, employee, etc. every day. It can be hard at times to juggle everything, but I'm learning and growing and I know that it is all going to pay off in the end.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born to LDS parents, I have always felt that every member of the church is a "convert," not just those who were baptized after age eight. There comes a point when you have to figure things out for yourself. My conversion story has many parts, beginning with the firm foundation of my parents and the principles they taught me as a youth. Second was the influence of my teachers and peers both in and out of the church. There were a handful of LDS youth in my public schools, but I still stood out and was known as a Mormon. This is where I learned that I needed to decide for myself if I truly believed the church to be true. Through many experiences with prayer, I have come to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the church of God, where men have His authority and priesthood. I have witnessed its power in my life and I am a Mormon because I know I cannot afford to live without this faith. I know that my family will live together hereafter and throughout eternity, and that no matter what happens, I can always be with my husband. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings so much comfort and peace into my life. As I try to be more like my Savior each day, I become more and more converted to His gospel.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a lot more than going to church on Sundays. As a Christian, I attempt (though often fall short trying) to emulate the life of Jesus Christ. This means establishing a habit of faith - prayer, scripture study, family home evenings with my husband - all to help me learn more about and grow more to be like my Savior. When I do make mistakes, I know that I can always turn to the Lord and repent through His atonement. Living my faith means striving to be happy and optimistic about the future, even when things are hard. My husband and I just moved into a new city and ward and while getting used to a new place can be challenging, we are excited to see what this chapter of our lives holds!