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Hi I'm Allie

I grew up in South Texas, I'm goofy, sweet, outgoing, loving, and helpful. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am 16 years old, I have currently been a member for 2 years now! I'm a junior in a very small charter school; I'm very interested in psychology; and theater. I'm an average everyday girl, I have bad hair days, I'm messy, I wear makeup (sometimes), I try my hardest in school, I have crushes on boys, I don't have a license, and I have a job; I have problems just like everyone else... We are all struggling to find our ways. My goal in life is to help others as best I can, and to go back someday to live with my Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was actually converted by our family attorney! My mother was not always the best mom she could be, so my father fought for custody of me and my little sister for several years, finally they won and I live with them. After my dad and Stepmom won custody our attorney invited us to church, we put him off several times, but decided one day that we owed it to him for being so generous and helpful. We went once and never stopped. About a year after my family started going to church and taking the lessons, I was the first to be baptized on August 17, my family was baptized only a month later. This decision has changed my life drastically, I went from running down the wrong path, to running back to my Heavenly Father's arms. I love God, and I love his son, and my brother, Jesus Christ, I also know that this church is true. I would love to help you with anything I can, and remind you that you are a child of a king!

How I live my faith

I am part of the presidency in the church in my area over the 16-18 year old girls. My responsibilities for that calling is to get to know the girls and be there for them if they need someone to talk to (which fits me pretty well I think). I pray constantly for the girls I'm over, and also for the people I go to school with. Since I am going to a small school, there are only 2 LDS members there, me and another gentleman, who I go to church with, just recently started there. I spend a lot of time talking about church there, and helping my friends who don't know who Heavenly Father is.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Allie
We worship Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! I love Joseph Smith, but I do not worship him, I respect him, and I thank him for the blessings he has given me through the church. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Allie
A testimony is stating what we know to be true, such as: I know the Book of Mormon and Bible are true, I know that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten of the Father and my Savior, I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and all His children, I know that we have a living prophet, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was restored through Joseph Smith, I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us, I know that the trials that we go through will make us better people, I know that Heavenly Father wants all of us to come back home to live Him, I know that even though I mess up He still loves me, and that I can repent and be forgiven. I love my Heavenly Father, and though my love may not be perfect, I know that His love is. I bear my testimony to you humbly in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Allie
We need a Savior because we, by ourselves, are not perfect; because of the Savior and His atonement (him dying on the cross for our sins) we do the very best we can in keeping the commandments and He helps us when we fall short by forgiving us through way of repentance. Jesus Christ saved us from ourselves by teaching us right from wrong and giving us an example to follow. Without His sacrifice we would never be able to live with our Heavenly Father because we are unclean, and no unclean thing can dwelt in His presence. Show more Show less