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Hi I'm Alyssa Rice

I grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I have completed a year of college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a huge girlie girl, probably the biggest girlie girl you'll ever meet. But I love to also be outside: camping, fishing, etc. I love to sing, act and play the piano. If I could do one thing all day, I would sit at my piano and just play. I graduated high school and have completed a year of college. I am studying Sociology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Studies. My family is the most important thing to me and I love them more than anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this church is true. Simple and plain. Heavenly Father has blessed my life in more ways than I can measure. Certain things have happened in my life where I have seen God's hand and Jesus Christ's atonement. I don't believe in coincidences. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I believe that Heavenly Father's hand is in those reasons. And it is because of those reason that I am a Mormon, that I know this church is true. For eight years, my dad had a job that was not financially stable for our family. We got by, sure, but we lived paycheck to paycheck. For the last year, my dad has applied for over a dozen jobs. More than one job he would have been absolutely perfect for. Then came a job where THEY were the ones that searched for my dad. Because of this job that my dad had for eight years, he had the experience the owner of this company wanted. My dad is now working right under the owner and I have never seen him happier. Heavenly Father knew this job would come along and Heavenly Father knew my dad needed to stay put for a little while longer to be able to transfer jobs. We now have to move, which I have never done in my life, but because I know it is all in the Lords hands, it's not that big of a burden. It'll be tricky getting to where we need to go, but the Lord is with us all the way, every day, 110%. How wonderful! Someone is always with you no matter where you go? It's amazing. That's why I'm a Mormon. Because I know He lives. And He loves each and every one of us. I feel His love for me every day because He is proud of the woman I am becoming.

How I live my faith

I love going to church. I get asked all the time by others if I was raised in a home where I was forced to go to church. No I was not. I made the choice myself to go. I was taught the gospel from the moment I could crawl. And because I was taught the principles of our faith at a young age, it strengthened my testimony and I chose to be a Mormon and go to church. I love Primary. I have had a calling in Primary for almost a year and it is amazing to me how much children know these days. They strengthen my testimony and it makes me that much more grateful to be a part of this church.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Alyssa Rice
Each man and woman in the church has a specific responsibility, or a different role in the home. However, husbands and wives are one. They work together to make their family unit become forever. They raise their children together and together they teach their children about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My parents have had their disagreements in their marriage, sure, but the one thing I always knew them for, was that they were, in fact, my parents. I could talk to each of them as if it was the other person. They raised me and my siblings equally and taught each of us the gospel. What a blessing both men and women are in the church. Show more Show less