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Hi I'm Alyssa

I am the oldest of six kids in my family, I love music, I am a full-time missionary, I am a future teacher, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah and moved to Texas when I was 12 years old. I have grown up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have five younger siblings including two brother age 17 (twins), two sisters ages 15 and 13, and a little brother age 7. I graduated from High School in June of 2014 and attended a semester of college at Brigham Young University-Idaho the following fall. Since then, I turned in my papers for a mission and have received my call to Irvine, California, English-speaking, and am to report to the Provo Mission Training Center on May 13th this year. I have a passion for music and love to play the piano. My favorite thing to do is to learn, I seek opportunities to learn through reading, service, listening, writing, pondering, and especially teaching. I am working towards a career as an teacher and am doing all I can now to prepare myself.

Why I am a Mormon

It is easy to look back on my life and see how I became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, seeing that it is how I have been raised. But I testify that the process of conversion is the same regardless, because it is by the same Spirit. I have had doubts, questions, and worries whether or not I have been following the right path, if this is what my Savior wants for me, the timing of the course of my life, why I am blessed, why I am afflicted, why I am tried, if I can be forgiven, what is true and what is not, and how I shall know it. And I have come to know for myself that my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, love me very much, they have a plan for me and a work for me to do. The miracle of it is that I did not come to this knowledge suddenly, and I could not point out one single event that became a turning point that solved all these initial questions. Through my faith, when it has been strong and when I have had to strengthen it after wavering, I have found happiness and peace that can only come from Him. When I choose to live my life in the manner that the Savior would, doing as He would do and say, obeying what He asks of my own will, and developing the desire to become like Him, His promises always come to pass, and more often than not even better than I expected. How can such a simple principle, easy to put into words, be, at times, difficult to live? I find peace in the fact that I do not need to know everything now, I don't always need to know why except that it is all in Christ's hands, and who's hands to better trust in than His? Heavenly Father does not give us only the minimum of what we need either, He has a perfect knowledge of what we need, and He is also anxious to bless us continually. I have a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven and my older brother and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. As I am constantly learning and searching for truth, I witness His hand in my life in even the smallest details each day.

How I live my faith

Currently, my records are in the Young Single Adult's branch in the Stake that I reside. The callings I hold are branch Chorister for Sacrament meeting on Sundays, Family Home Evening Activities Committee Member, and District Leader ("Sister Leader") of my missionary preparation class. I visit teach three phenomenal sisters with a wonderful companion who all love each other and show it through they way they act and speak. When I was in the Young Women's program, I held callings in the class presidencies, but also enjoyed participating while holding a calling or not. I treasure those years and the leaders and girls I was blessed to be with during that experience. Over the course of those years, I earned my Young Womanhood Recognition from the Personal Progress Program twice, obtaining my first medallion on my 17th birthday and my second along with my first Honor Bee a little less than a year later. I was baptized when I was eight years old and still remember that day with my family and the joy we had as the Spirit bore special witness of the choice I had made to follow the Lord, Jesus Christ. I am so very blessed to be in a family that is active in the Church, including all of my siblings, my parents, all my grandparents and cousins, and almost all my aunts and uncles. My extended family ancestry follows a line that has been faithful since the time that Jesus Christ restored the gospel in its fullness through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I rejoice in the blessings of being sealed to my family for time and all eternity because of the covenants, promises, and blessings of the temple that last forever; for my ancestors as well as my future posterity. I continually look forward to the day when I will be sealed to my eternal companion and start a family with him and am preparing myself to be worthy and ready for all The Lord has in store for me, and all that He will ask of me.