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Hi I'm Alex

I'm a graduate student, a husband, a father, and of course, Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of six kids. My family moved a fair bit when I was younger, so I grew up in three different states, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Since then I have also spent time in Arizona, England, and Indiana. I married my wonderful wife in 2008. We have two little girls both under 3 years old. They are the joy of our lives. We absolutely love being parents! I am currently a PhD candidate studying Human Development and Family Studies. I have many hobbies. I enjoy playing guitar. I love sports but I am limited by arthritic knees. Recently I have taken up swimming. A couple of years ago my wife and I started geocaching and we really love it. We also love camping and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, but that isn't necessarily why I am a Mormon. While I was growing up my parents and church leaders often encouraged me to learn about our religion and seek to know for myself if I really believed it or not. Through my teenage years I took this very seriously. After serious study and sincere prayer I can say that I have felt God witness to my heart that Jesus Christ truly is our Savior and Redeemer and that they did indeed appear to Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my family. As a family we study the scriptures (even with our baby girl), we pray together, we attend church together, and we serve others together. For me living my faith is so much more than just going to church on Sunday, it's a part of everything I do and how I approach life. If I'm not helping my neighbors and those around me who are in need, I'm not living my faith.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not. We appreciate and respect God's chosen prophets in as much as they are his chosen spokesperson on earth, but we do not worship them. Rather we worship God as our literal Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ as our Savior. Show more Show less