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Hi I'm Alina Marie Trejo

I grew up all over the U.S and Canada, have become very involved with scouting and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my top hobbies is scouting. I love to be outside as much as possible and I really enjoy learning and teaching new skills to those around me. I worked at a Scout Camp for three years and worked on the waterfront as a lifeguard, teacher, and assistant director. I love traveling and going on spontaneous adventures. I am an artist and love to work with all different kinds of mediums. I am in college majoring in recreational management and minoring in art.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church, I was baptized at 8 and went to church with my family. When I was 13 I got mixed up in the wrong crowd and started to do most of what they did. I fought with my parents, became very rebellious, and HATED the church more than anything. This lasted until 10th grade. Around this time my parents urged me to go work at a Scout Camp. I fought with them a bit but decided to go. I went and met some people I thought I hated, but they were hard to hate because they were always so happy and kind. I wanted to know what made them that way, and they told me it was the church. After spending a summer with them I felt a spark become a fire... I wanted to have what they had. I began questioning and studying and grew a love for the church. My friend group heard about this and abandoned me. I was left friendless my 11th grade year. The people I grew to love so much started hating me. The good kids wouldn't take me because of my past reputation. I felt completely and utterly alone. One day I woke up and went to school and decided that I was sick of it all. So I went home and prepared to end my life. I got home and grabbed a bottle of pills and ran to my room. I shut the door and turned to the pills, but before I had the chance to open them I fell to the floor and began crying. I was a total wreck, and I didn't understand why God would let something like this happen to me. I hadn't really tried to pray or study my scriptures or even gain a testimony, I just knew there was a small fire inside of me and I didn't know what to do with it. As I laid there in tears my heart mumbled out a small prayer of pain, and I felt a sudden feeling overcome my entire body. It felt as if the Savior himself was wrapping his arms around me, crying with me and wiping away my tears, telling me that it would all be okay. I could feel more love in that very moment then I had ever felt in my entire existence. Ever since that day I have been stronger and happier than ever before.

How I live my faith

As a 12 year old I was a Beehive president, which basically means I was a youth leader for the 12 and 13 year old girls. As a 14 year old I was a Mia maid counselor, which means I helped the Mia maid president plan and lead the 14 and 15 year old girls. As a 17 year old I help the position of Laurel second counselor, which is where I supported and documented the things that were needed to for the 16 and 17 year old girl. When I turned 18 in High school my Seminary asked me to be in their council, in that position I helped plan activities and devotionals for all the youth attending Seminary. Being in the Seminary council was beyond blessing in my life. Now I am going to school here at BYU-Idaho and I am the Relief Society Temple coordinator. In this calling I am in charge of planning Temple trips for the women in my ward and help them reach their goal to go to the temple more often. I am also a temple worker, which means I go and serve inside of the temple. :)