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Hi I'm Alinda

I love to play the piano, dance, spend time with my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah with four older brothers and one little sister. Our parents encouraged us to try new things, so I tried everything from gymnastics, swim team, basketball, and softball to piano and dance. As I got older, I focused on piano and dance and was able to compete in both areas. During my junior year of high school my best friend and I were able to compete in the MTNA National Piano Duet Competition, and won! I have just finished my first year of college at Brigham Young University, and look forward to the next 18 months as I embark on a mission to the Adriatic North Mission, which includes the countries of Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Slovenia. The discipline that was required for piano and dance taught me the importance of keeping commitments. As a member of the Church, I have made commitments through baptism and in the temple that allow me to draw closer to my Heavenly Father. As new challenges and trials come my way, I know that I will be able to get through them with joy as I keep my commitments. On my mission I hope that I can help people make and keep those commitments that I know will bring them joy in their own lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already members of this Church, and I have been blessed by their righteous examples and their testimonies. My own conversion came as I studied the scriptures, prayed, and did those things that Heavenly Father would want me to do. I know that this Church is true, I know that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, and that Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet today. Most importantly, I know that my Savior lives, loves us, and will lift us up and carry us when we need Him. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me more joy and peace than anything else in the world, and I want to share that same joy with others.

How I live my faith

This past year I have had the opportunity to be a teacher for a portion of our meetings with the women of the Church. I have tried to pattern my teaching after our Savior, Jesus Christ, as He is the ultimate example of a good teacher. My favorite thing about my calling was the relationships I was able to make with the wonderful people in my ward, and the testimonies that we shared with each other. I am grateful for those members who lifted me up and strengthened my own testimony as they allowed me to teach them. I am now preparing to serve a mission in the Adriatic North Mission, and I know the experiences that I had as a teacher in my ward will help me in my efforts to teach people in my mission.