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Hi I'm Alyse

My name is Alyse. I am half Finnish, and I grew up around the US. I sing, dance, play sports, and travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Alyse. I am half Finnish. I graduated from BYU in Business and Marketing. My older brother has Down syndrome and he has opened my eyes and my heart to accepting and loving people who are different than me. My best friends are my family members! I grew up moving around the United States, and getting to know a variety of different people. I love meeting new people and learning about what makes them get up in the morning. A few other things about me- I love to sing, dance, travel, play basketball and other sports, and make people laugh. When I make someone else happy, it makes me happy.

Why I am a Mormon

Living the gospel doctrines taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has made me different from my peers, but has kept me happy and safe. The commandments given to our church enable us to be free. I believe in families and the strength that families can provide. The members of this church have been there for my family through many trials we have faced. Aside from all these reasons, the ultimate, most meaningful reason that I am a Mormon, is because I believe in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I know he came to this earth and walked the only perfect road. He took upon him the sins and infirmities of the world in the Garden of Gethsemane. This Atonement not only allows us to repent of our sins to become clean again, but it also enables us through Jesus Christ to become more than we can be. Our dear Savior then died for us on the cross on Calvary, completing his mission, and overcoming death through the resurrection, so that we may all live again. He lives today- always there- no matter what we are going through. This is my testimony. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I currently travel nearly every weekend, so I am rarely in one ward. However, I try to attend church wherever I am traveling. One thing that is neat about traveling, is that I get to interact with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. I have learned so much from members from Atlanta to India to Switzerland to Boston, and have felt of their spirits. As I live what I believe, no matter where I am, I hope I am making a difference in their lives as well. I have found that no matter where I am or what people I am visiting, the church is the same across the globe. This consistency of doctrine and teachings has really blessed me in my life.