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Hi I'm Alex

Father of 3 from the US, currently enjoying life in the UK. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pennsylvania and Missouri. I hold degrees from BYU and the University of Utah. Our family recently relocated to the UK. I have three beautiful children, the most recent being born in London. One of our favorite family activities is spending time camping or at the lake. I enjoy running and biking and keeping up with my favorite sporting teams. I am the oldest of 8 children, including three adopted brothers who we welcomed to our family in 2006.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a practicing Mormon family with ancestral ties going back to the earliest days of the church. However, I understood from an early age that I had to personally learn for myself whether the teachings of the Mormon church were of God. I spent time reading from the Bible and Book of Mormon. I also learned that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was built around the principles of love, service and treating everyone with love and respect. I learned to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost as I made good decisions and sacrificed my time to help others. I am a Mormon because I have studied the Book of Mormon and have prayed to my Heavenly Father to know whether it's true or not. On multiple occasions I have felt the spirit of the Lord give me comfort and assurance that the Book of Mormon is indeed true. I have seen firsthand how following the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ can bless my life and others. I have come to know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and through the atonement and resurrection we can have the opportunity to live with him again.

How I live my faith

I have tried to live my faith by being an example. Growing up I was faced with opportunities that required me to show publicly whether I was going to live my faith or not. Many times this was a result of sporting events that were held on Sunday. In order to keep the Sabbath day holy, I chose not to participate in events or tournaments held on Sunday. This was challenging since there were times I felt punished and received less playing time from the coaches. Although these experiences were frustrating, I felt confident that I was making the correct decision in honoring our Savior. Today, as I choose to live my faith I am surprised at the respect people have for my beliefs. Even though they may not understand why I avoid certain types of movies or activities, they understand that I have chosen to be true to my faith and respect me for it.