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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had the privilege of growing up in a home with wonderful, faithful parents and 4 siblings. I'm very fun-loving and love to learn new things. I have an adorable boxer puppy whose name is Pumpkin. My favorite hobbies would definitely be cooking, baking, eating, and playing sports! My favorite sports are volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track. My favorite things to bake are cupcakes and cinnamon rolls and I make a mean no-bake cheesecake. As far as cooking is concerned, I just like to experiment. I'm kind of skinny, but I can eat like it's nobody's business. I like to travel and have been to about half of all 50 states. I can understand quite a bit of Spanish, but I'm not fluent in speaking it. My parents both served LDS missions. My dad went to Madrid, Spain and my mom went to Bogota, Colombia. I've recently been called on a mission as well To Oakland/San Francisco, California. I am very excited to serve the Lord and those around me!

Why I am a Mormon

I've had the amazing blessing of being born into this church. I have always believed it was true. However, I went through a time in my life where I strayed from the gospel. I kept seeing other LDS youth around me always smiling, and it irritated me. I would wonder how they were so happy all the time. I didn't feel like I had a testimony, and that scared me. I couldn't understand why and that frustrated me even more. After I got to college, I was so excited because -- FINALLY! I no longer had parents around to wake me up in the morning for church on Sunday's and to make me go to church activities! That felt awesome. My mom kept prodding me to join the institute there. I grew tired of it so I finally signed up after a week or two. I began to read my scriptures everyday. I started to feel like there was something missing. When I went to church after a couple of months, I finally realized what it was. It was the Priesthood, the gospel, and all of the irreplaceable aspects of it! It was then that I resolved to keep the commandments more fully, and I gained my testimony. I have felt so happy and so peaceful ever since. It pains me to know I didn't realize what I had until it was gone, but I'm glad that I did realize it after all. I am so grateful for this gospel. Without it, I don't know where I'd be. I hope I never come to a point in my life that I take it for granted again because it is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my family.

How I live my faith

When you have a sincere desire to know the gospel of Jesus Christ, and you sincerely do your best to live it, it becomes a habit and it's easy! It becomes easy to smile and easy to give service whether it be through a church calling or on your own. I live my faith by reading my scriptures and praying daily. It definitely makes a difference in my attitude. My entire countenance changes when I am striving to live the way Christ did every day.