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Hi I'm Alyson Bate

I love music and my family. I love quoting movies on a daily basis. I love to laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served my mission in the Oregon Salem Mission speaking Spanish. I'm the youngest of 5 children and spent all my life living in Ogden. I worked at a pizza place, saving money for the future. I postponed going to college to submit my mission papers and serve the Lord and am now taking online college courses as well as attending Institute! You can often see me playing the piano, singing, and reading. My favorite book genre is fantasy. Some of my favorite book series include: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Inheritance Cycle, Books of Bayern, and many others. At age 6 I started singing in a community choir and have been in various choirs since. Piano lessons started at age 11 and organ lessons started at age 17. In high school I performed in the Color Guard with the Marching Band. My senior year we won every Outstanding Color Guard award we could get. My siblings and I quote movies so much my parents had to ban movie quotes from the dinner table or we'd never have a normal conversation. I love Disney, musicals, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc. After my mission I want to teach piano lessons, do something that involves working outdoors, and use my skills and knowledge of technology to get a career and help others. I love photography and have filmed many music videos with my cousins and sister. I absolutely love animals, especially rabbits!!! My favorite food is fish, including sushi.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, raised by a faithful mother and father. As I grew I started to notice some people either staying with the Church, or heading off on their own. My parents were never strict with me staying in the Church, but I never had a desire to leave anyway. I've always wanted to stay in the Church because it brings me true joy and I know it's true. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all can repent of their sins. I've struggled as all do, but because of Him and His love, I've come back every time. I love my faith and know it was restored through Joseph Smith. He was truly a man called of God. The Book of Mormon is a true book and I love reading it's pages. I sustain President Thomas S. Monson as a living prophet today and a true disciple of our Heavenly Father. I encourage everyone to find out for themselves whether or not the Church is true. The way you do that is through prayer. You don't have to be a Mormon to pray. You don't have to be in a Temple or in Church. You can pray anywhere, any time you want. He will hear you and answer you, whether directly or in a round-a-bout way. But he will answer you if you will listen and search for the answer. Ask with a sincere heart.

How I live my faith

I was the organist for my ward. I loved being able to play the organ every week. I completed my Personal Progress to receive my medallion. Some of the things I did for that were: volunteering at Weber State for the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association to Usher, helping take charge of programs in my Ward, and making crafts for girls. I enjoyed ushering for the OSBA a lot, I was able to work with elderly people, talking with them and helping them to their seats. Now I'm serving a mission to bring the happiness I've received from the Gospel to others. Overall I am a happy person and I love life!

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Alyson Bate
Temples are Houses of The Lord on the Earth today. It's a place where we can feel the Spirit and become closer to heaven. Temples represent what heaven might feel like. Members of the Church go their for personal revelation, to do work for those who have passed on, and make their own covenants with God. We use genealogy to see what work has and hasn't been done for our ancestors. If we are worthy, we can go do the work for them, in other words act as a proxy. Because you have to have a body to do the ordinances, we do work for those who are separated from theirs. Visitors' Centers act as places all people can go to learn about temples. I hope all can be worthy to go to the temple to partake of the blessings there. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Alyson Bate
Yes. Mormons are Christian. We believe in Jesus and teach about him. We call the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It's another book that teaches about him and testifies that he's our Savior. Show more Show less