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Hi I'm Alison Reed Mazzarella

I'm going to serve in the Italy, Rome Mission.

About Me

I grew up in Wellington, Florida. I have one older sister who I was blessed with being able to see get married in the Fresno Temple to her husband. My dad is a convert, my mom converted him, later they were married in the Orlando Temple. I have been studying International Studies at BYU-Idaho for the last year, and now that i'm 19 I am preparing to serve in the Italy Rome Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. Being born into the religion has had a huge influence in why I am a Mormon; obviously having gone to church all my life and being surrounded by others of the same faith kept me in the religion growing up, regardless of the fact I didn't have any friends in the Church. However, as I graduated high school and had to decide who I wanted to be, the choice to remain a Mormon was mine. I chose to remain a Mormon because of the positive effects I realized it had in my life. As i've kept the Word of Wisdom, I have been spared many of the hardships that come with drug addiction, or making poor decisions under the influence. Every time i've made a mistake in my life i've always felt forgiven through repentance, and can always feel the Spirit guiding me. These are things I wouldn't trade for all the pleasures of the World.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively attending church, finding joy in serving others, and fulfilling my calling as a member missionary (and soon to be full-time missionary).