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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm a college student who enjoys experiencing new things. I love going on adventures with my family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student at Brigham Young University Idaho, which I absolutely love! There are so many opportunities to learn, both in and out of class. I love attending school in a place where I can constantly feel the Spirit. I have a passion for agriculture and have a great respect for those who support our country and world in this industry. I was blessed to be a part of the National FFA Organization while in high school and even had the opportunity to serve as a State FFA Officer the year following my graduation. FFA provided me with many opportunities. I'm so thankful to my Heavenly Father for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful organization and for helping me to grow from it. I love experiencing new things! Whether it's hiking and camping or exploring a new place on campus, I believe that there is so much to enjoy in the things around us. Sometimes we just need go on a little adventure to appreciate more fully what the Lord has blessed us with. My family is incredibly important to me. The gospel teaches me that through the temple, I can be with my family for not only this life, but eternity. This is my goal. I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want to help others feel of the joy that the Gospel brings. Through everything, I'm striving to live as my Savior would want me to so that I may return to live with him one day.

Why I am a Mormon

Just as Joseph Smith did, I have prayed to know if this church and the Book of Mormon are true. The Lord will always answer when we humbly ask with a real desire to know. I know they are true. My Heavenly Father is always there for me in my times of need. I make mistakes and I'm imperfect, but He loves me so much that he provided a way for me to be made clean. Through the power of the Atonement I can be forgiven of my sins. I am so grateful for this. Through the gospel, I know where I came from and where I'm going. I lived with my Heavenly Father before I came here. I'm here because He has a plan for me. He wants me to live righteously and learn and grown while I am here. I've gained a body and I will be able to return to live with him again if I live righteously.

How I live my faith

It is so important to me to show my faith through the way that I live. I am a witness of Christ and I try to make sure that everything I do is a positive example of what I believe. "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill can not be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify you Father which is in heaven," (Matthew 5:14-16). I believe that I can make the biggest impact through the little things. It's in the way that I live my life. All of those little things add up to make who I am, and I want that person to be an example of Christ. I want people to be able to look at me and see something different. I want people to be able to find Christ through the way that I live. I put my full trust in the Lord. There are many times when I am unsure, but as I follow his counsel and trust in his plan for me I know that it will all be okay. He loves me and will guide me and help me when I ask.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Alyssa
We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost make up the Godhead. Because God knew that we would make mistakes on earth, He sent Christ to Atone for our sins. Christ suffered for all of us. He alone, has experienced and fully understands everything that you are going through. Because of His Atonement, we can repent when we make mistakes. He was then crucified, but He overcame death. He was resurrected, meaning that His body and spirit were re-united. Because of this, we will all be resurrected. It is up to us to live righteously and utilize the power of the Atonement when we make mistakes, so that when we are resurrected we may live again with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less