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Hi I'm Alyssa

I love animals. I do archery, martial arts, and parkour. I'm studying to be an actress and stage manager. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve as a missionary in the Japan Fukuoka mission. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to teach and serve the people of Japan and bring Jesus Christ's gospel to those who will receive it. I am currently at the MTC in Provo, UT, learning Japanese so I can communicate as well as possible when I arrive in Japan. A little more about me: I love the thrill of extreme sports, such as skiing, skateboarding, and parkour, not to mention Taekwondo and other martial arts, and archery. I also love being onstage singing, dancing, and acting, as well as backstage stage managing or directing. For all the time I spend outdoors or in the community, however, I also spend quite a bit of time at home reading, playing video games, and watching movies or television-- or talking to people about the fandoms and characters I love. Among my many hobbies is writing, and I love analyzing stories, plots, and characters-- and I love them most when I can talk to someone about them. I also recently got involved with the cosplay community, and I enjoy attending conventions with my friends while dressed as our favorite characters from anime, video games, books, and other media.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know there is nowhere on Earth where I could be as happy as I am now. When I was 14 years old my father was killed in a car accident. Through the Mormon Church's gospel I have come to know that families are eternal, and that if we do what the Lord has asked us we can live with them again. I know that one of the things He has asked us to do is to be baptized with the correct authority, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has that authority because of the restored gospel and Priesthood. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and that it is truly another testament of Jesus Christ, just like the Old and New Testaments. I know these things. I know them because I have prayed about them and received an answer through the Holy Spirit, and I know that the same answer will be given to all those who sincerely desire it and pray for it. I can't wait to help others come unto Christ and receive the answers to prayers they seek. I know that there are many in Japan who want answers to their questions and don't know where to turn, and I am grateful for the opportunity to help them find those answers.

How I live my faith

At church I have held several callings and positions. As a youth I was often in presidency positions in the Young Women's program, and as a young adult I have been a Sunday School teacher and a music chorister. Though not an official calling, I have assisted in missionary efforts often by attending lessons with investigators or others interested in hearing the Mormon message and sharing my testimony with them. I also participate in community service not affiliated directly with the Church, such as volunteering at homeless shelters and other such projects. I try to be an example to all who meet me of what it means to be Christian-- to have an open mind and heart and love everyone, regardless of the walk of life they come from, as Christ does. I am eager to love the people of Japan and show them that there is another who loves them far more than I or they can even imagine.