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Hi I'm Alissa

I grew up in Southern Missouri. I love football and dogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently in college, studying Health Education. My goal is to be a high school Health teacher and a volleyball or track coach. I was raised in a family that loves sports, which is where I inherited my passion for competition. My dad always reminded me of the 4 F's to be thankful for: Family, Friends, Food, and Football. I'm not an artistic person, unfortunately. I can't sing, dance, or draw. Even though I wasn't blessed with those creative talents, I know that Heavenly Father gives each of us talents, whether they are simple or monumental, to bless the lives of others.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised Mormon my entire life, I consider myself a "convert." We all need to undergo the conversion process to fully understand what it means to have a testimony of the gospel. I have experience a lot of grief in my life due to my own choices, but I have experienced even more joy because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I had little, if any, self-worth until I decided I wasn't living the life Heavenly Father planned for me. Though I hit rock bottom, I believe it was Heavenly Father's way of giving me a firm foundation to bounce back to the top. My life has changed forever since I chose to line up my will as closely as I can to God's will. I'm not perfect, I'm definitely far from that, but Heavenly Father made me beautifully. I know He can call me by name. He knows my sorrows and my weaknesses, but He also knows my joys and my strengths. He sent Jesus Christ, His son, to die for me-- for all of us-- so we can return to live with Him again. When Christ suffered on the cross, He thought of me and He also thought of you. The gospel is there to guide and direct us. It is the way to true, eternal happiness. Heavenly Father lives and wants nothing more than for us to be happy. He loves me, knows me, cares for me, and He does the same for you. I know that my Redeemer lives.

How I live my faith

I'm a firm believer that attending church is not just for improving yourself. Church is there to unite together as children of God to uplift one another. I especially love getting together with other women from my congregation to share stories of faith and confirm that we are not facing our trials alone. I also have helped organize church activities, parties, talent shows, and volleyball and basketball tournaments. To me, church isn't a place to only go to on Sundays. Church is a place where we are welcomed and can enjoy each other's company.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I was married in the Kansas City Missouri Temple to my wonderful husband. I never agreed to "till death do us part" or "as long as we both shall live." I agreed (and my husband did also) "for time and all eternity." Not only will our marriage last forever, but we will also be with our families. It's a comfort to know that when my loved ones leave this earth, it won't be the last time I see them. The Plan of Salvation is also known as the Plan of Happiness. I know that families bring happiness, which is why Heavenly Father sees the importance of having family relationships throughout the eternities. Show more Show less