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Hi I'm Alyssa Tyler

I'm a country swing dancer, a music enthusiast, a portuguese-speaking Arizonian serving in Brazil, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old, from the super sunny state of Arizona. I attended Arizona State University, studying International Relations. I have a fairly normal sized family, which is super nice for family reunions. I love being outdoors! Hiking, biking, camping, fishing, shooting, canoeing, riding/jeeping, basically anything that is outdoors, I LOVE! I like to sing, it's a fundamental block of my life. Singing and listening to music makes my day smoother, and helps any trouble I have disappear with every note. I also like to play volleyball, even though I can't really hit the ball over the net. I also am really into contemporary art. I love going to nearby art museums and fascinating over all the different pieces and displays. Art is so beautiful.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS faith and was taught the gospel by my loving parents, but have come to know for myself that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I have felt the Spirit testify to me over and over again that this gospel is true and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real beings who love me more than I could comprehend. I am a Mormon because living this gospel makes me happier and gives me purpose and direction to my life. I'm a Mormon because this gospels encourages me to be better and gives me the tools to do it. I'm a Mormon because even though I have doubts and questions sometimes, I'm always able to find truth when I search for it. No matter where I go or what I do in this life, I know that Heavenly Father is there for me and is willing to forgive me because of Jesus Christ's Atonement. This message brings a hope to my life that I can't imagine living without.

How I live my faith

I live by faith by following the examples of Jesus Christ. I am currently called as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I LOVE every minute of it. I love being able to serve my fellow man every hour of the day by sharing this amazing gospel, inviting them to read the Book of Mormon, or something simple as holding doors open for people and greeting everyone I come in contact with. I love that each day, I feel God's love for His Children. Before my mission, I was called into many callings, that gave me many opportunities to serve through this church and become closer to my Savior. I have a strong testimony that service brings you so much happiness, and joy, and that through service you can start to understand God's love and devotion He has for you.