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Hi I'm Allyssa Tomlin

I love to sing and play the piano. I love my family. I believe in Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Junior in high school (17 years old) with a lot on my plate. I'm currently taking three AP courses, and a Concurrent Enrollment course. School is definitely not an easy task...but I love learning! I love to sing, and I'm a part of the Madrigal choir at school. I work at KFC - which I love - for the time being, and it's a great high school job. Between school, choir, and work, I strive to live the gospel. I'm busy, and that's okay. I have my whole life ahead of me, and I'm both excited and nervous to figure everything out.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born in the church, although my parents weren't always active. When I was eight and given the choice to be baptized, I already knew the answer. Of course I would choose to be a part of something so amazing. I didn't know even half of the entire gospel principles, but it didn't matter because I knew that the way I felt when I was at church and being taught the gospel was something I didn't want to lose. Since that day, when I pledged to witness of Christ, I've made mistakes and fallen into periods of personal apostasy, but every time I think it's over for me, that I couldn't possibly be forgiven and that I was the WORST Mormon ever, I am lifted up by the gospel in some way. That is why I will continue to follow Christ's gospel for eternity. Because no matter what, this gospel is the only thing that will remain constant.

How I live my faith

As a member of the group of Young Women in our ward and community, I participate weekly in activities that not only strengthen me, but strengthen others as well. We serve and care for the other young ladies in our ward that seem to be struggling, and reach out to those that need comfort. All of these things bear testimony of Christ.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Allyssa Tomlin
We believe that families are meant to be eternal. If we are righteous and keep covenants made with the Lord, we are promised a forever family. Family relationships should last forever, as the associations of our family can bring the greatest joy. Show more Show less