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Hi I'm Alisha Marie

I grew up in SLC, Utah. I am deaf with a cochlear implant. I love lacrosse.

About Me

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was born deaf and got my cochlear implant when I was 3 1/2. I was raised in the church, but my family wasn't super active. I became a convert at the age 9. My aunt was currently serving a mission at the time. I decided I had wanted to be baptized and learn more about the church. I didn't even know what LDS (Latter Day Saints) stood for at the age 9. I love camping, being outdoors, wakeboarding, snowboarding, four-wheeling, and playing lacrosse. I took a year of American Sign Language in High School and I am a certified Dental Assistant.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because.... Growing up I have felt that it is right. My aunt was serving a mission when I was 9 years old and became a convert then. I really think missionaries bless others and their own family. I would often read her letters home and I was so intrigued by them and it made me strive to learn about the gospel. I was baptized at the age of 9, the spirit and the feeling was indescribable. I felt so much peace and so happy. I am a Mormon because of my friends influences and their strong testimonies. I am a Mormon because I believe that there is life after death and we can be reunited with our families again. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ died for us so that we can have the atonement in our lives and use it everyday, through that we can be reunited with our father in heaven again. I believe that President Thomas S. Monson is our Latter Day Prophet. I know that Joesph Smith restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to Earth.

How I live my faith

My callings throughout the years have been Beehive President, Mia Maid President, Laurel President, and had a calling with the Stake Youth Counsel. The Beehives are for the girls ages 12-13, Mia Maids 14-15, and Laurels 16-17. I have really enjoyed being in Young Women's and going to girls camp! Girls Camp is the place where I can say my testimony really grew and being with the young women and being in seminary. Tender Mercies make all the difference! I am serving a mission right now. Everyday I study and learn more about the gospel. I live my faith my dressing modestly, so that men don't look at me otherwise and see me for who I am. I also refrain from harmful substances to my body. I love reading the Book of Mormon. I love coming to know Christ better because he is my Savior.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Alisha Marie
The tithing is 10 percent of the money you receive. The money goes toward to building churches, temples, and supplies for church classes such as paper, pencils, and chalk. Malachi 3:10 tells you that if you pay with an honest tithe and willingly you will be blessed. Show more Show less