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Hi I'm Alyssa

I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada. I am currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

Before I left on my mission, I moved away from home to gain a higher education. I am now a licensed cosmetologist, a master esthetician, and an insurance agent. I have endured many challenges throughout my life, as all of us do. I had a life changing surgery that took over a year to recover from. I suffered explicit pain and infections and even repercussions. Though the situations I faced were difficult, with the help of my Heavenly Father, I was able to be comforted in times of need. He blessed me to be able to find the strength within myself that I needed in order to overcome my trials. Through it all, my testimony was strengthened and I was able to realize the true blessing it is to know Heavenly Father is by our sides every step of the way, no matter the circumstance.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this gospel. However, as I became older, I realized that I had a leaning testimony. What I mean by that is I did not have my own testimony. I was taught the principles, I was familiar with the stories, but I did not know for myself that the things I heard were true. I had been leaning on my parents' testimony my whole life. When I was finally able to see my leaning testimony, I decided it was time for me to discover on my own whether or not I truly had the desire or reason to be a part of this church. I started out as a small infant. An infant has a way of progression into adulthood; They start by rolling over, crawling, walking, and then running to their destination. Being an infant in the gospel, I started doing the small, necessary things to progress in the gospel: prayer, scripture study, church, sacrament. I soon began to appreciate the gospel and realize how much the scriptures pertained to my life. The stories and parables within the bindings could be related to me. I knelt down and prayed with the sincere desire to know of the truthfulness of the gospel. I received that answer through an overwhelming and undeniable feeling of comfort. I knew in my heart, then and there, that God does hear our prayers. My answer didn't come over night. It came when I did my part and prepared myself to receive it. I have a strong testimony of this gospel. I know it to be true. I testify that Heavenly Father gives us commandments so that we can be protected, not restrained. He cares for each of us and will never leave us alone. He simply waits for us to turn to him for help. I challenge you to dig deep within yourself to find your roots. Nourish your testimony. Start by rolling over the pages of the Book of Mormon. Then crawl to your knees and pray for reassurance that the words are true. Stand and begin to walk to church. Lastly, run to your Savior's arms. He is waiting for you. It's time for you to stand on your own two feet.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the example of Christ. I was baptized, as was he. I keep the promises I made to him by going to church to learn of him. I take the sacrament to remember the sacrifice he made for me as an individual. I have held many positions in the LDS church including teaching a Sunday school class. I was able to reach out to others as I strengthened my own testimony. The knowledge of LDS beliefs are not learned overnight, and therefore must be continually learned each and everyday. It takes patience. It takes hope. It takes desire. It takes dedication. It is not our purpose to persuade others to come unto Christ, but rather give them the opportunity to come unto Christ.