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Hi I'm Alexandra.

I love to read. I love to play the cello. I'm a mother to a four year old and have one baby on the way. Oh yeah, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Reading is a big interest of mine. Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I used to run quite a bit. I'm right in the middle of trying to finish my senior year of college. I also love to play the cello and if I had kept up with it, I could have turned out to be someone like Yo Yo Ma. But I love what I'm doing right now, and I'm excited to see the little addition to our new family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that God is my loving Heavenly Father and that He sent His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to save us. I'm a Mormon because I know that God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith when he was a young boy, untainted by the thoughts and criticisms of the world. The Holy Spirit has whispered to mine that the appearance of these two Heavenly Beings to the young boy is true. I'm a Mormon because I believe that the priesthood power of God exists only in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and you can only be baptized by proper authority given from God. And to be saved in the kingdom of God, you must enter into baptism. There is no other way. I'm a Mormon because I know that there is a living prophet today named Thomas S. Monson. And I'm a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true, that it testifies of Jesus Christ, and shows to the world that God loves and listens to us and that He has provided many ways for us to know that His Son died for us and paid the price for our sins. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have participated in many areas of the Church. I have taught the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ as a missionary, and also as a teacher in Sunday School. I have visited other women in the church in fellowship and have learned to love people around me. Truly service is part of the love that Christ wants us to share with everyone.

What is the priesthood?

Alexandra.
The priesthood is the power and authority of God. It is a power that God has always given to His prophets on the earth since the time of Adam. Through the priesthood, a worthy man is authorized to do the Lord's work, such as preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, giving blessings of healing and comfort in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and performing ordinances (sacred formal acts that mean we are entering into a covenant with God) for the benefit of all God's children. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Alexandra.
Well, I am a "Mormon" woman, and I like to think that I am active and strong and intelligent, just as any other person is or can be. I love literature and knowledge, but this doesn't keep me from recognizing that children are important to bring into the world. I want to be able to teach them about the things that I love, and to help them learn and grow. And yes, we "Mormons" believe that men and women are equal. To quote a document called The Family: A Proclamation to the World: "All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God." To me that means we are all equal. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Alexandra.
We believe in prophets on the earth today, just like there were in Old Testament times. The modern-day prophet Joseph Smith received a revelation from God about a law of health (later called the Word of Wisdom). This law teaches us what foods and substances we should and should not use to maintain the health of our bodies and to keep us free from evil influences. The Word of Wisdom teaches very specifically that we should abstain from coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances because they harm our bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s." The Word of Wisdom also teaches us that we are to eat healthy foods and to get enough rest and exercise to keep our bodies healthy. We believe our bodies are a gift from God, and we respect that gift He has given to us by following the Word of Wisdom. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Alexandra.
For Mormons, "eternal life" means the kind of life that God the Father lives now: one full of perfect joy as a glorified Being. When we talk about "eternal life" we're talking about what other Christians may refer to as "heaven." Eternal life is living with God and Jesus Christ forever in a state of happiness with our family members who have lived righteously also. Show more Show less

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Alexandra.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the sanctity of human life. Therefore, the Church opposes elective abortion for personal or social convenience, and counsels its members not to submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions. The Church allows for possible exceptions for its members when: • Pregnancy results from rape or incest, or • A competent physician determines that the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy, or • A competent physician determines that the fetus has severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. The Church teaches its members that even these rare exceptions do not justify abortion automatically. Abortion is a most serious matter and should be considered only after the persons involved have consulted with their local church leaders and feel through personal prayer that their decision is correct. The Church has not favored or opposed legislative proposals or public demonstrations concerning abortion. Show more Show less