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Hi I'm Alyssa

I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I love sports and spending time with family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm finishing up my first semester at Utah State University where I've been studying Psychology. I want to earn my Master's here and eventually become an Adolescent Psychologist. I've loved my first year living of college and plan on returning here after I serve my mission. I enjoy playing pretty much any sports but the ones I played in high school were volleyball and basketball. I love running and have ran a few races. Right now I'm training for a half-marathon which I'm excited to run soon. In my free time I like to spend time with family and friends or watch movies. I also enjoy doing anything outside and being active! I've been called to serve in the Nicaragua, Managua North mission! I report August 16th 2017!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church, but I've grown to develop my own testimony of the savior and His gospel. I've chosen to continue to follow His gospel, even when at times it can be hard, because of the happiness and joy it brings. The Plan of Salvation teaches that we have the opportunity to live with loved ones we've lost again one day. This brings such peace to my heart and I can't imagine losing some of the people I have without that knowledge. One essential part of the gospel is the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as He paid for our sins and died so that we may live again. Knowing that He knows exactly what I'm going through and how I'm feeling gives me peace and comfort when I feel lost or alone. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet that translated the Book of Mormon and restored God's true church on this earth. I have a testimony of the Plan of Salvation and the happiness it brings. It is a big reason of why I plan to serve a mission and teach the gospel to those that haven't had the chance to hear it. I know Jesus Christ suffered atoned for our sins and died so that we might live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. I know Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet of God who guides this church today. I am so grateful for the knowledge of this gospel and that I know that I can be with my family forever. This knowledge I have brings me so much happiness and comfort and I'm so grateful to be a member of the true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

As I've moved away from home for the first time this last year, I've been extremely grateful for an awesome ward family that I can rely on. Besides going to the branch meetings on Sundays, I participate in the weekly activities such as service projects or dinners with our ward. As a visiting teacher I've been able to get to know a few of the girls especially well in my ward and develop a friendship with them. I visit them once a month to share a message about the gospel, but it's been great to see them more to that to just visit and have a friend to talk to. My calling as a ward missionary has allowed me to work with the full-time missionaries serving in my area and I've been able to help them when needed, even if it's been small things such as letting them into the building. I try to live my faith each day by trying to become a better person and striving to keep the Spirit with me at all times. When I have the Spirit with me it helps me to be more mindful of those around me and serve others. As I try to be better each day I'm able to work at becoming more Christ-like and find greater peace and happiness.