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Hi I'm Aliyah Tinsley

I'm nineteen years old and heading out to serve a mission in Argentina, Sante Fe. I am Mormon, I know it, I live it, I love it.

About Me

I was born in Orem, Utah, raised in Bakersfield, CA as a child, then moved up to Crescent City, CA in Humboldt County in the middle of fifth grade. Being nineteen now, looking back at all the commuting. By far Crescent City has to have been the best move. I've grown to love the ocean and the redwood trees. Living near the coast has taught me to strengthen my hobbies, interests, and talents. I enjoy surfing, longboarding, and hiking. My talents are playing the guitar, and painting. I've done cheerleading for about six years, and it has made me crack my shell to become less shy. I've grown so much as a person living here in Crescent City. Meeting such amazing friends, having supportive teachers, and a loving family. Our trials shape who we are today, I'm so happy, grateful, and so very blessed to be who I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this church is true to my heart. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that all it teaches us is the word of God. I also know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet who translated the Book of Mormon, and I'm so grateful to be reading this wonderful book that is another testament of Jesus Christ. If you've never read the Book of Mormon, and feel hesitate to do so, I encourage you to read it. It will bring such blessings in your life, you will gain a better understanding of the mysteries of Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. The prophets that tell their stories in the Book of Mormon I also know to be true to my heart. All those trials and hardships they face, and they continued to serve and look to the Lord for comfort. I know we have a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. Having twelve apostles living today on this earth as well. I know our Savior lives, and that He died for our sins on that cross, I know that Heavenly Father loves us, that's why He sent His only begotten son, so we can return back to Him. Through faith we can find the truthfulness we earn to see, search, ponder, and pray the scriptures, and in the Book of Mormon. Ask to know if these things are true, and I know for a fact that Heavenly Father will answer our prayers. Heavenly Father has a plan for me, I'm so grateful for all the blessing He has given me in my life. I'm grateful to have the Holy Ghost guide me to know right from wrong, as I continue to do whats right, the spirit will always be there to protect me and lead me on a righteous path. I know these things to be true in my heart. I love the gospel, it has changed my life forever, and I know it will changed yours.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others, reading the scriptures, going to church, fasting, and praying. I enjoy missionary work the best. Our savior Jesus Christ is the perfect example of how we can being charitable. Planning visits and lessons with the missionaries helps me gain a stronger testimony for missionary work. It brings me joy to help others who are in need. Striving to be just like Christ, I do my best to serve people in my church, outside of church, my friends, and family. As I am preparing to serve a mission in Argentina, Santa Fe. I look to Heavenly Father for guidance, having faith in Him to show me the way to the right path. Trusting in Him strengthens me as a person to always put trust in the Lord.

What is being a Mormon like?

Aliyah Tinsley
Being a Mormon is an amazing thing. Yes we stand out from the crowd, people are curious of our religion. Setting a good example, and being the best you can be to show the world your true colors. Being a Mormon isn't a Sunday thing, its a lifestyle, you live it everyday. This is what makes us so unique, we practice our faith everyday. Living our standards forms us to be righteous individuals, and draws us closer to our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less