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Hi I'm Alison

I was raised in Las Vegas. Music is my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is in my blood. I've studied the violin for ten years, and picked up a bit of other instruments (piano, ukulele, and guitar) on the way. I love how music can be used as a form of expression when words fail. I also love to be out in nature because it makes me feel connected to the world around me. Plus it is just so beautiful. My fondest memories growing up were when my family would go camping and hiking together. Our biggest tradition is going on a Christmas day hike, and I want to continue the tradition when I have a family of my own someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have never been more happy than when I am following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Despite being born and raised surrounded by awesome members of the church, it wasn't until I decided that I was going to find out for myself if the church was what was making them so happy that I realized that indeed, doing the things the Lord has commanded of us and striving to be better everyday is the way to true happiness. I have seen what a difference it can make in people's lives and how we can be changed for the better by using Christ's Atonement. I know that in today's confusing world, I would be lost without a knowledge of the gospel.

How I live my faith

For the 18 months I have to serve as a missionary in Romania/Moldova, I am living my faith by striving to progress and help others progress . I study the scriptures, because I know that in them is contained the word of God. I pray, because I know that through prayer I can communicate with my Father in Heaven. I serve, because I know that "faith without works is dead". I know that living faithfully means living happily. Living halfway around the world and thousands of miles from home, I know that that the differences we have in culture, language, economic standing, etc. pale in comparison to the thing that unites us- a desire to live purposefully, and a path (the gospel) that gives us a great purpose.