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Hi I'm Allie

Born and raised in Colorado. Currently studying psychology. Aspiring musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, my name is Allie. I am 21 and I am currently attending college in the beautiful state of Hawaii. I am studying Psychology and one day plan on being a musical therapist with children. In 2012, I worked with an organization called OSSO serving with abandoned and disabled children in Ecuador for two months. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life so far and where I learned of my love for kids. Also, I have seen the wonderful influence music has had on me and want to share my enthusiasm for music with others. It is my dream to combine my two greatest passions in life and pursue it as a career. I enjoy hiking, surfing, rock climbing, horse-back riding, biking, camping, and basically any outdoor activity. It is a refreshing experience to witness God's creations first hand. I love to bake and absolutely love to read. Some of my favorite authors include C.S.Lewis, J.K.Rowling, and Malcolm Gladwell. Still, one of my most favorite things to do is play games with my family and to hang out with my friends. Yet, I do love meeting new people and people-watching; I am endlessly fascinated with what people do and why. My interest with music grows daily. I love to listen to many types of music and like to experiment with writing my own on occasion. I hope to one day record a full album and would be very happy with the opportunity to go on tour.

Why I am a Mormon

There has been nothing in my life that has ever felt more right. I spent many years as an uncommitted member of the church and I was never satisfied with how I felt. I wouldn't say that there was some miraculous event that changed my mind but there was a consistent supply of simple reminders that eventually brought me to the reality of the truthfulness of the Gospel. Like an experiment, I would ask God for help or for understanding and, in one way or another, He always answered my prayers. I cannot emphasize that fact enough. He constantly watched over me and protected me and sought to give me what would be in my best interest in the end. Whether it be helping me find the key to my house or helping me decide which school to attend, He has always helped me reach greater opportunities and places than I could have ever imagined for myself. I have learned much about the life of the Savior. And because of the knowledge I have acquired, I have a personal witness of His grace and mercy. His atonement, death, and resurrection are the most self-less and divine acts ever performed in our behalf and will save each one of us from physical and spiritual death. His was and is a perfect example and asks so little of us in comparison. The Book of Mormon has benefited me greatly. When I decided to begin reading it daily, I noticed an immediate increase in my happiness. I have also seen that as I pray each morning and night, I feel the power of God with me as I go throughout the day. I am an imperfect person and with the Gospel and through repentance, I am made clean. I know that God has made this promise to each of us and I trust in him. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior. Through them, I can live with my family forever. The Gospel is good, and learning it and applying it in my life has truly brought me comfort and joy.

How I live my faith

Living my faith has become increasingly important to me. It really has become a part of my daily life: I wake up and pray and read my scriptures to prepare myself for the day ahead. Throughout the rest of the day, I seek out opportunities to serve those around me and try to find things that will strengthen my testimony and the testimonies of those around me. Once a month, I visit with a fellow member of the congregation. We discuss church doctrine and also catch up on each other's lives. It is a simple task but is very important. I am also a member of the committee that plans activities for a group of young adults. We take time to plan fun and uplifting get-togethers. Another way I live my faith is by visiting the temple, located nearby, once a week along with attending my Sunday worship meetings weekly. I also try to go to events held by my ward and participate in family history work. These are things that the Lord has directed us to do so that we can continually increase our faith.