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Hi I'm Allie

I'm 22 and a Florida native. I was baptized June 6, 2010. I am in college and was married on March 26, 2010.

About Me

I am a very optimistic, happy-go-lucky woman, most of the time. I have a dog named Buddy and three cats; Spencer, Peanut, and Pierre. 2013 was a rocky year for me but a few good things did come out of it. I got my Gen Ed AA, got married, and one of my best friends got baptized. My husband and I learned a lot about ourselves in the wake of a car accident that has him temporarily disabled. It was hard to keep up my faith but with the help of some awesome missionaries as well as friends and family, we made it through. It's hard to take in sometimes that bad things do happen to good people but in the end I have to remind myself that everything happens for a reason. Marcus and I learned how to budget and survive on one income, we grew closer and our relationship is stronger as we relied on each other for comfort. Things are looking up now. I've decided to get a Bachelor's in Special Education while also getting an Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpretation. I'd like to then transfer to a Deaf Education program. I am so excited for the future and what more God has in store for me and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first introduced to the Church by a friend of a friend. We were hanging out because he was going through a rough patch but the tables turned. We started talking about the Church a bit and I suddenly started to cry. I didn't know what I wanted in my life, where I was going, or what my purpose was. He asked me to come to church him the next day which happened to be a Sunday and I agreed. I already felt a little better. I had always wanted to learn more about the Church and here was my chance. I was giddy on the way to church and smiled as soon as I stepped inside. It felt like a weight lifted off my shoulders and like I was glowing inside. I was really, truly happy for the first time in a while. I accepted the missionary meetings and was baptized about two or three weeks later. I prayed constantly to know if this was the true Church and I gained a testimony that it is indeed true. Everything I was taught made sense. To this day I love going to church and feeling the Holy Spirit, which I had never experienced before; ever. Getting baptized was the best decision I've ever made. This is definitely where I want my future children to be and grow up.

How I live my faith

I am fairly new to the ward I am in now so I do not have any callings yet or participate in visiting teaching. My husband, mother-in-law, and I meet with our home teacher who is also a very good friend of ours. The visits are always so uplifting and insightful. I read my scriptures everyday, pray, and follow God's commandments. There is no other way than Him.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Allie
The Lord has declared our bodies temples because they house our spirits just like a temple houses the Spirit of God. No unclean thing can dwell in the temple, thus we abstain from harmful substances. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Allie
A testimony is one's own spiritual witness obtained through the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us. Each one is unique and earned, not learned. A basic testimony is based around the core beliefs of the church; that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus lives, is the son of God and, died on the cross to atone for our sins; that Joseph Smith was a prophet; that God called Joseph to restore the Church on Earth; that today we have a living prophet to gives us modern day revelations; and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church restored on Earth now. This testimony is received by praying, studying, and keeping His commandments. Show more Show less