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Hi I'm Alice Mae

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and retired substitute schoolteacher. I’ll soon be a missionary in Norway, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a strong Mormon home where our faith in Christ and activity in our church were the center points of our lives. Both of my parents were very musical, so I grew up learning to sing and play the piano and viola. From a young age, my greatest desire was to become a wife and mother. I also knew that I needed an education and went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree and a teaching certificate from Utah State University. My husband and I have been blessed with five healthy and active sons. It’s been a great source of joy to me to see them grow up to become fine men, serve missions for our church, get married, and raise families of their own. When our youngest son was a senior in high school, I began working as a substitute teacher and did that for 6 years. I loved working with the young people. I am naturally a friendly person and enjoy being with other people. I am happiest when I am serving others in some way. For the last 5 years, I’ve been able to be near my mother. As her health and abilities have declined, I’ve enjoyed being able to serve her and help take care of her needs. For the last 5 years, I have enjoyed being a member of the American Festival Chorus. It has helped me learn and grow so much both as a musician and as a person. . It’s been a great thrill for me to sing the masterworks of choral music that praise God in such beautiful and magnificent ways. My experience in the chorus has brought me many new friends and rich memories.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel in my early childhood, and it seems that I have always had a testimony of Jesus Christ and the restoration of the gospel in the latter-days through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I remember specifically how I felt when I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I felt changed, clean, and special before God. After my baptism, I was more sensitive to spiritual and sacred things. Over the years, my understanding of gospel doctrines and principles has increased, but I feel that I’ve always known that God lives and loves me. The gospel and atonement of Jesus Christ give me great peace and joy as well as perspective and strength to face life’s challenges. The teachings of Christ have been a guideline to me for my life and have helped me be a better wife and mother. Being a Mormon is so much a part of my life that I cannot imagine my life being any other way. I know that some people struggle with doubts about God and are not sure what they believe or what is true and what is not. I’ve been greatly blessed to have a believing heart and obedient nature, and I am grateful for that.

How I live my faith

To me, living the gospel and following the example of the Savior has always meant being of service to others. I like to look for opportunities to help others, sometimes in structured ways, but mostly by just showing up and offering help. Sometimes that means finding a friend who needs to be cheered up or by serving in an assignment in my church, such as being a teacher. I’ve found that if I’m looking for opportunities to be of service to others that the Lord guides me to people at the time they need help. It’s marvelous to know that the Savior knows us all and loves us so much that He will send us to help just one person, even for a few moments. One of the greatest joys of my life has been to see others “Come Unto Christ” and accept baptism and the other ordinances of the gospel. It’s a joy to see their lives change and see the happiness that comes to them. To be involved in that process, even in some small way, brings me great joy. I know that the power to change comes from Christ. We are His servants to help others by loving them and helping them learn more of Him.