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Hi I'm Alee Maye

I grew up in Houston, Texas. And I will go to the Aveda institute for cosmetology after my mission!

About Me

I grew up in the church. I was baptized at 8 years old, and I fell away in high school. I didn't start coming back to church until November of 2016. The missionaries started coming over a few years before that, but around November they started teaching my little brother about the restoration. When he decided to get baptized, my mom and I really started to pay attention to the lessons and started going to church. We started with just going to sacrament, and then slowly worked our way up. I'm now headed on my mission on December 6th to the Washington Federal way area, Spanish speaking!!! I'm so excited!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this church is true. I've felt it in prayer, when I've asked my Heavenly Father directly. I've felt it at church during the sacrament. I've felt it when I've gotten a blessing from a priesthood holder. When I read the Book of Mormon in the mornings, and when I listen to the prophet speak during general conference. When I share the message of Jesus Christ's restored gospel with someone who has never heard of what I believe in, and they feel the spirit. I know this church is true because I live the teachings, and it has made me a better person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many different ways. I need to grow in all areas of my life, and the gospel has really helped me with that. I believe this gospel is based around change, and being changed by the things we learn about Jesus Christ in ways you can't even imagine. For example: I've always had an issue with being (consistent) in my interests. Like playing the ukulele, or finding a new workout that I like, or when I get on a health kick and try out a new meal plan. I usually get pretty excited about them, and then lose interest. But I've found that if I'm not (consistent) in reading the the Book of Mormon, my days just aren't as awesome. It's easier for me to fall into temptation, not be as optimistic about trials, and I start to fall back into old bad habits. Falling on and off with being consistent in reading my scriptures, has definitely taught me that in order to achieve and receive something great (whether it be spiritual or physical), you need to work for it. Even when you have days where you'd rather be doing something else.