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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm a Mormon, and I love it!

About Me

I am currently a student at Brigham Young University. I am studying English Language (which is very different from just English) with an editing minor. People always ask me if I'm going to teach with that degree, but I want to become an editor. I don't want to be an editor for newspapers, books, or magazines; I like writing and editing web content. I am currently a Wikipedia editor right now with the BYU library, and I also have a job doing exactly what I love at a place called Wallaroo Media. As far as hobbies go, I would be a liar if I said I was still a runner, but I do enjoy a good run every now and then; runs help me clear my head and stay focused. I love watching a good episode of television though! I served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was sent to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I loved the food, the people, and serving God. I have been home for over a year now, and time certainly does fly!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this church makes me so happy. I know it's true. I believe in its teachings. I have read the Book of Mormon and I always find inspiration and motivation there. I love our belief that families can be together forever! I see order in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that I just don't feel when I have attended other churches. I'm a very logical person, and when I lay it all out, the pieces just fit; they make sense to me. I'm a Mormon because it's the only thing that always makes sense to me. I can't say that I have had some awe-inspiring, earth-shattering conversion. For me, conversion has been a daily process; small things that have accumulated into the testimony that I have today. I see the impact that living the gospel principles has made on my life. When I read my scriptures, pray and attend my church meetings I feel the confirmation of the Holy Ghost, the peace and comfort that assures me that my Heavenly Father is pleased with me and my actions. I have felt His love again and again, and have felt in my heart that this is what I'm supposed to be doing with my life.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is part of who I am. I have been involved in the church since I was born and have had the opportunity to serve in various capacities: organizing music and singing in choir, planning activities for young women, serving a mission for a year and a half, etc. But I think that the way I live my life in the tiny details is a better reflection of my faith. I know that I'm not perfect, but I try to live my life in a way that reflects the Savior's love. I try to be an instrument in His hands. I try to serve when I can and make people laugh and smile. I don't think that being "faithful" is necessarily in the large acts we do in our lives, but is in the day-to-day behaviors we exhibit. I just want to do my best to be better.