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Hi I'm Aleisha

I'm a go with the flow kinda girl. I absolutely love ice cream, delight in writing, and adore kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of two children. I've lived in Utah all my life and have spent much of my time in the gorgeous mountains by my home. While growing up I participated in about every activity a kid could. I've done everything from soccer, to gymnastics, to hula dancing, to storytelling. I guess you could say I'm pretty well rounded. I love to run, especially on the peaceful mountain trails where I can witness the beauty of nature and appreciate the amazing world we live on. Curling up with a good book is another hobby I love. My family is awesome and I love spending time with them! We love vacationing, and are happy to go basically anywhere as long as we are all together. I also enjoy being with my friends, doing anything active, and participating in my church meetings. I recently graduated from high school and am currently preparing to serve a mission in Spain! When I return I plan to attend college in Utah and pursue a degree in speech pathology. I hope to someday work in a school with children who have speech impediments, that I may help them to gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. I love kids, and I want to pursue this degree with the goal to be able to touch young lives for good.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church. Throughout my life I have been surrounded by people who exemplify Christ and the attributes that he has. However, despite the wonderful examples I have had, I've had to learn for myself that the Church is true. That is how we can truly come closer to Christ and develop our own testimonies. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed earnestly to my Father in Heaven, asking if it is true. And I can tell you, that I know without a doubt that it is a true book and is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that if a honest seeker of truth reads that book, wanting to know if it is true, that they will receive a confirmation of its truthfulness. I know that God loves each and every one of His children and he wants all of us to live righteously so that we can leave with Him again. Every aspect of this Church is for our benefit. The sacred covenants we can make as members allow us to live good lives and always have God's spirit to be with us. Can you imaging anything more beautiful than this? I am a Mormon because I love this gospel. I know that I can be with my family forever, and that death is not the end. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, who was prepared to restore the gospel in the last days. He translated the Book of Mormon that all the world might have the opportunity to read it and know that it is true. I know that prophets are called of God and are hear to inspire us and give us guidance that will keep us living righteous lives. Because I know that all these things are true, and I know the huge amount of joy that this gospel brings to me, I want to share that joy with others. This is what I hope to do for the next 18 months as I serve the people of Spain. I cannot wait to see the light that will shine in people's eyes as they discover the truthfulness of the gospel for themselves. I love my religion and how greatly it benefits my life. It is my life. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing all that I can everyday to be a representative of the Savior. I try and do as he would do, say what he would say, and serve how he would serve. I do things as simple as visiting a sick neighbor or giving a smile and a hello to those I meet to serving as an organist in my ward. This particular calling that I hold allows me to bring the Spirit, through music, into my ward meetings. I love this calling and that it allows me to show what I belive in through something other than words. I've also been involved in planning several activities with the youth in my community. My favorite experience with this was when the youth and I arranged a fun night for children who were going through the foster system and didn't have homes of their own. I will never forget a young girl, about two years old, who wrapped her little arms around my neck and gave me the sweetest hug before the children had to leave. The light in her eyes that came from the simple joys of a game of tag and a cupcake at the end of the evening is something I will remember forever. And the amazing thing is, is that it only took a little service to bring smiles to the faces of many children who are going through very tough times. That is how I live my faith, through service. It doesn't take something as grand as redecorating a home to make someone's day. Every little act of service that I can give fills me with a great amount of joy and happiness.