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Hi I'm Aly

I grew up in the Midwest. I love tennis, writing, singing, Korean music, and the flute. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student, but I'm currently serving a mission. I want to graduate college with a master's degree in accounting. I play tennis, and I was on the varsity team in high school. I grew up in the Midwest and consider Iowa my home. I love to write, mainly songs and short stories. I absolutely love to sing. I honestly could not live without music. Singing brings me a special peace. I also play the piano and the flute. I sang in my high school's choir and played flute in the band. I was one of those weird band nerds, but I'm proud to be weird. I also love math. Calculus was my favorite class in high school, and I hope to get a minor in statistics while at college. I love food, but I do not like chocolate (unless it's white chocolate on strawberries, that's what heaven is). I have not taken dance classes since I was 6, but I love to dance, even if I'm absolutely horrible at it. I love the LDS church, and I would not be where I am without the true gospel in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because I was born into this church. I stayed a Mormon because I studied and learned of its truth at a young age. I grew up with a lot of different hardships, and the beauty and truthfulness of this gospel helped me get through them. When I was not currently experiencing a trial, Christ made my happy times even more joyful. I have a personal relationship with my Savior and am deeply grateful for His Atonement. I learned for myself the truthfulness of the Restoration and that Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God. I know the Restoration happened. I know that the Book of Mormon is true; it has truly changed my life. I know my Savior lives. I know God loves me. I know of the power and necessity of the temple. I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

I have served as a supervisor in visiting teaching, meaning that I make sure the women in my ward are visiting and ministering unto each other. I want every woman in the Church to feel loved and included. I want them to truly know their identities as daughters of God. I wear a necklace with a temple on it to always remind me of the divine nature and purpose I have as a daughter of God, and I encourage other women to do something every day to help them remember their identity. I love to do indexing and arbitrating for FamilySearch in order to help family history and genealogical work move forward.