Hi I'm Alex
I have loved to play basketball ever since I was eight. Just last May, i participated in my first triathlon, and I loved it. I am a sophomore in High School, and I am a complete overachiever. My dad is in the military, and I have moved 5 times and am getting ready to move a sixth to Italy this November. I have played almost every sport, including, swimming, soccer, baseball, and football, and loved (almost) all of them. I love listening to music, and playing it on the piano. And I'm a Mormon
Why I am a Mormon
This year was my second year at Efy, a church camp for 14-18 year olds. My testimony of my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ was immensely strengthened this year. I know that we do have a Heavenly Father who loves us enough to sacrifice his son for our redemption. This past year was also my first year in seminary, and we studied the Doctrine and Covenants, sort of a history of the starting of the church. My testimony of Joseph Smith grew enormously because of seminary, and I am extremely grateful for that. I know that he did translate the Book of Mormon from the Gold Plates, and that he did commune with Jesus and Heavenly Father in the Sacred Grove. I know that we do have a true prophet on the face of the Earth today, and that the Lord does speak to us through him and his apostles. I know that every single thing stated in the For the Strength of Youth is the Lord's words, and I should treat them as such. I know that my Redeemer lives, and that because of what he suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, I can live up in Heaven with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ after I die.
How I live my faith
I am the second counselor in the group of 14-15 year old boys in our church. I also go to seminary, which is early morning scripture study for all the youth in High School. I am a Home Teacher, which means that I go to other member's houses once a month, and teach them a spiritual lesson and help them with whatever they may need. I enjoy doing service for others, and will help people whether it be helping them move, or setting up for a church activity with my dad. I will often share my beliefs with others at school, and I am not embarrassed to do so.