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Hi I'm Alex

I was born in Utah, grew up in Texas, and now I'm a Missionary in Boston. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors! I love hiking, biking, and climbing God's creations. Whenever I am doing these things, they remind me that there is something and someone bigger than me. I learned this through Scouting. In Scouts, we would go to a lot of National Parks on campouts. On these, I learned to love and appreciate the outdoors, and more importantly, God. I also love to design and build stuff as well as fix and tinker with things too. There's not anything specific that I like to design, build, fix or tinker with. It's usually whatever comes to my mind, or whatever is broken, or lying around. I think everyone has a creative side to them, some more than others. I think that it is because we are made after the image of God. He created this beautiful world, and He is our father, so we naturally would inherit some or all of his traits. I also like going to the shooting range and shooting both pistols, as well as rifles; Although, I prefer shooting rifles. I really like skeet shooting with 12 gauge shotguns as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family, so I have always been around the church. I used to always "mooch" off of my parent's testimony, and go with the flow in going to church. When it came down to reading the scriptures, it was robotic, and I didn't get a whole lot out of it. I did choose to be baptized because deep down I did feel that it was right. It wasn't until I had started going to annual Youth Conferences, and EFY (Summer Church Camps). That I had started to build my own testimony. At these, I had experiences accompanied with the spirit being SO strong, testifying to me that those things were true. I've seen the Lord's hand throughout my life, helping me overcome challenges and trials. I have no doubt that this is the true church, and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. Anyboady who contends against the truthfulness of any part of this church, my advice would be to find out for yourself. If God spoke to people in the biblical times, why wouldn't he now? He is the same yesterday, today and forever. To those who are unsure of the truthfulness, pray and ask God. I did, and I know that this is true; I also know that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet called of God, and that through him God governs his church. I know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I know that these things are true because I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that these things are true.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am serving the Lord as a Full-Time Missionary in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. I live the way I have been taught by my parents. I try to live the way that the savior would, I realize that this may sound like perfect primary answers; But I'm not perfect, I just do the best I can. Back home, before leaving to go on my Mission, I was a Home Teacher. I loved going out with my Home Teaching companion and visiting our families! I learned in part, what it's like to be a Missionary. Another calling I had in my ward was to be a primary teacher substitute. It was amazing to see the faith of these young kids (Now I know what the savior means when he says be ye therefore as little children)! The late summer after I had graduated High School, I received an opportunity to work for my dad's Boss, whom we know from my dad's work and Boy Scouts. He was making a restaurant that was part of a franchise in a strip mall located close to where we lived, so I was able to help him renovate it, and work there during and after it was up and running. I tried to be a trustworthy, diligent worker and follow what the lord commanded the Sons of Mosiah: "show forth good examples unto them in me". This is where I have earned all the money that I have saved for my Mission. And I am so blessed to be out here sharing this wonderful gospel with the people in the New England Area!

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Alex
The family is the basic structure of society. It's important to Mormons because we learn from God's plan for us, the Plan of Salvation, that everyone here are spiritual sons and daughters of Heavenly Father. We are all one big family. The family is the means for bringing children to earth. In a family, you have a Father and a Mother who provide for, and teach their children. Children brought up in a family learn to love by being loved. The family helps support each other, and helps each other when they need help. After this life, families can be sealed, meaning they can be in sense "connected" to each other for eternity, as a family. Families here on earth are kind of like the test drive, or the practicing stage where we learn to work together and love each other, so that we will want to be with each other as a family forever. Show more Show less