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Hi I'm Lex

I love my family!

About Me

After November, my wife and I will have been very happily married for more than seven Years. We have three wonderful children that we love dearly. I am still in college and hope to graduate soon. My main interest is providing for my family while being a good husband and dad. I've served a mission for the church, played sports, acted in plays and sang in choirs . I enjoy swimming and target shooting. During the summers, I work for an industrial contractor. The work allows me to return home on the weekends. It is a sacrifice for both my family and me, but my family and I understand the necessity for it and we believe it will be worth the time and effort.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, but not without challenges. I have accepted the Lord's invitation to "Come, follow me." While I was born into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my parents were not. They joined the church some time after they were married. I am the youngest in my family. Unfortunately poor choices and a lack of communication between my parents resulted in a division of my family. Fortunately, both my parents are still faithful members of the church, and have found another spouse to grow with. Some of my family have chosen not to seek out the blessings that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can afford. They remain good people that I admire and respect. I have come to better understand the love God has for all of his children. While my past is full of pain and division, over time my family has continued to adapt to our differences. As the youngest member of my family, I have heard and watched the challenges and trials that my parents and older siblings have gone through. I remain committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ because nothing else has been able to compete with the peace the Gospel brings to my soul. I also have my own weaknesses and challenges that I am working to overcome. With the help of the Lord, I am becoming a better person. And so, I am a Mormon because Jesus Christ lives and has shown His love and care for me in very real and personal ways. I have not seen Him, but know that one day I will. I am a Mormon because Heavenly Father has answered my prayers. The Holy Ghost has confirmed to me that the Church and the Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore His church under the direction of the Living Christ. I am a Mormon because the more faithful I learn to become, the more I truly realize what blessings God has given me. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. This Church is Christ's Church. President Thomas S. Monson is Jesus Christ's Prophet today. Jesus Christ Lives and He loves me. His blessings of peace and prosperity are given to anyone who will accept His atoning sacrifice and His invitation to "Come, follow me." I cannot adequately express my gratitude to my Father in Heaven for all the help, mercy and blessings that He and His Gospel gives me each day. Truly, I would be lost without Him.

How I live my faith

I try each day to take a few moments to read from the scriptures and pray. On Sundays I go to church to take the Sacrament. I also enjoy the opportunity I was given to teach the 12 and 13 year old youth about Christ and His Gospel. I look for opportunities to talk with my family about the Gospel and teach them about Christ. I hope I can help to increase their faith. I know they have helped to increase mine. When at work and school, I keep in mind the standards that I have committed to and strive to be a good example to those around me. Whether it be in home teaching, or in other ways, I hope to live up to the principles taught in Mosiah 4:26 which reads "...for the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God—I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants."

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Lex
I have thought about this too. The scriptures teach that we should "...let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God...and The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion... Doctrine and Covenants 121:45,46" Modesty and Chastity are virtues. When we are modest and chaste in our thoughts, deeds and appearance, we place ourselves in the influence of the Holy Ghost. John 16:13 describes the Holy Ghost as the Spirit of Truth and a guide. Living by the principles of modesty and chastity will help us to see things as they really are and avoid deception. The Holy Ghost can then guide us to be who and what we are meant to be. Parents can assist their children in learning to be modest and chaste by choosing to watch and listen to media that is uplifting. They can participate in uplifting activities with their children, talk with them about their friends and what is going on in their lives. I think most parents want to strive to be a good influence in their childrens' lives. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Lex
2 Nephi 2:25 explains that the purpose for life is to have joy. I believe that joy is to experience happiness that is based on purity and virtue. Jesus is the perfect example of someone who lives a pure and virtuous life. He overcame life's most difficult challenges and invites us to accept His help in doing the same for ourselves. Mormons believe the purpose of life is to pattern our own lives as closely as possible to the example that Jesus gave us. Simply put, the purpose of life is to be helpful and happy. Show more Show less