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Hi I'm Alyssa Pope

I sing anywhere and everywhere. I'm in my first year of college. I'm crazy about peanut butter and chocolate. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 19 years old and just finished my first year as a college student and absolutely love being in the great outdoors! When I'm not studying or sleeping, I find time to read all different kinds of books, play the piano, or take a walk with one of my roommates or friends. I'm majoring in Geology because I love the Earth and find that non-living things are a great deal easier to understand. I hope to someday be able to use my skills to study bodies of rock in some form, but I haven't really decided what I want to go in to yet. That's what college is about though! Learning is one of the biggest gifts I've been given in this world and I can't wait to see what I can do in this world with my knowledge. I'm currently serving a mission in the Philippines Bacolod mission and will serve here until January 2018, speaking Hiligaynon (Ilonggo).

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel has helped me make so many good decisions in my life, it's blessed me in so many different ways. I've been through a fair share of trials that have really tested my faith, but they have only made me drawn nearer to Christ. It was his love that I felt through my hard times that helped me get through them without too much strife. The times where I felt like nothing was getting better and my life felt so small, praying to Heavenly Father and asking for strength to get through the trial boosted my spirits so high. I know for certain that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are aware of our trials and that they want to help us because of the comfort and hope they give me when times are bad. God did not just send us here to suffer, he wants us to experience joy too. Through Jesus Christ's atonement for our sins, we can be happy and have our pain subsided and be encouraged to continue our lives in faith.

How I live my faith

Visiting the temple regularly is a big part of living my faith; going to the temple and performing baptisms for those who have passed away is such a beautiful way to get close to our Heavenly Father. I'm a part of the temple indexing committee in my ward and it's clear to see how temple work positively affects people's lives and how it blesses them. I visit and teach a few girls on campus and bond with them through our rigorous college studies and cheesy TV shows. Teaching them a monthly lesson about the scriptures or the prophets uplifts both theirs and my day but it also is so nice to express Christ's love for them. It helps to put things in perspective at times when school feels like so much.