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Hi I'm Alie

I grew up in Maryland, I'm a convert of 15 years, I'm a stay at home mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy making bead necklaces, I like to sew a little, I enjoy playing computer games in my spare time. I'm a mom, I'm a college graduate, but I have the best job in the world, I'm a stay at home mom. I have two kids, my daughter is 7 and in second grade, my son is 4 and we're doing a preschool group with friends from church.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the church because when I first started learning about it, I found out the few beliefs I already had (I didn't grow up in a religious home) coincided with what I learned about the LDS church. And everything else I learned about it just made sense to me. I remember when I was reading the Book of Mormon for the first time, I prayed about it, and I got this really warm, comforting feeling through my body, at that point I knew it was true. A few years later, after telling my parents a few time I wanted to be baptized, I was 18, and I finally got the courage to ask them again (when you've been told many times, "no, you can't get baptized" it makes asking again and again more and more nerve wracking), I remember I was sitting at the kitchen table eating, and I was really nervous, I asked them if I could get baptized, my dad said to me "you still want to be baptized?" I wanted to say "no, I just don't have anything better to do on a Sunday", but I said "yeah". My dad said "we'll talk about it and get back to you" I remember thinking 'oh great, I've heard that before'. So I went to my room, knelt beside my bed and just poured my heart out to the Lord, I prayed that my parents would know I didn't want to get baptized for my husband (boyfriend back then), and that they would understand I wanted to get baptized for me. A week later, my dad comes up to me and says "I talked to mom about it, you're old enough to make your own decisions, we would like you to wait a couple more years, but we trust your judgement and we want to be at your baptism." I have a testimony of prayer, and I was baptized two days after I turned 19. I asked their permission because I wanted to have their "okay" about it, it wouldn't have been the same otherwise.

How I live my faith

We go to church every week, not because we're "perfect", because we are not, but because we want to become more like Christ by learning about him. We go to branch activities, I'm in the activities committee for women college age and older, we plan the activities the women in the branch, and at times the entire branch. My visit teaching companion and I go to teach the ladies we teach. We enjoy talking to them, getting to know them better, finding out what's going on in their lives, learning more about their families.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Alie
Absolutely not, we help anyone in need of help. I know the sister missionaries in our branch have helped people at a local apple orchard and helped paint a room or two at another church. If anyone is in need of help, we're happy to lend a hand. :) Show more Show less