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Hi I'm Alexandria

I grew up in Kentucky, joined the Church when I was 18 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In October 2008, I was praying for more truth in my life. I felt as if there was more than the Bible, growing up in Kentucky there wasn't a lot of LDS members. I became even more curious after listening to the news about Mitt Romney. I asked a LDS classmate to tell me more information and started meeting with the missionaries and taking the discussions. I read the assigned parts given to me from the Book of Mormon and could not deny of the truthfulness and the testimony it gives of being another testament of Jesus Christ. How the Savior and Redemmer of the world; Jesus Christ came and allowed the people in the Americas to feel the wounds in his hands and feet. I knew this was the answer to my prayers, the answer to everything I had been searching for. I was baptized in June of 2009 and joining the Church has brought so much added happiness and fulfillment to my life. I am actually a bit different as opposed to many members of the truth but I didn't read the Book of Mormon entirely until I was already a member of the Church. Many say this was foolish and how could I honestly know it was true, but when you know you know! When the spirit testifies to you of truth, you can't deny it. I am so happy to be a member of the Church, currently serving a mission in California. It is a great way for me to be able to share with others the things I have learned and to share with all who are willing to listen how this message can truly help them in their own lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was searching for more truth in my life. I grew up in an alcoholic home, going to a nondemonational church. I asked a classmate for more info about The Church knowing he was a member. I asked him questions about things I had heard on the news what he believed. I ended up moved out of my Father's house two weeks prior to my 18th birthday, I lived with some friends for a while. Throughout everything in the moving process the classmates family started to share the gospel of the Church with me. Once I had explained to my friends that I was truly interested in this Church, then proceeded to kick me out of their house. Which left me with no where else to live. The Mother of my classmate told me that I could stay with her family as long as I needed to. After I declined the offer on numerous accounts, I started to go to Church with them and pursue the Church for what it really was. If Jesus Christ could teach this family to love and support me in my efforts, take me into their home, then I wanted to be a part of that Church. After about the third missionary lesson, the elders explained to me that they felt the spirit telling them to ask me if I was interested in being baptized. I told them that I wasn't ready. After 3 days of diligently praying to know if The Church was true and reading the passages they assigned to me, I saw the elders that following Sunday and told them how I was ready to be baptized. I was baptized on June 6, 2009 and have been an active member since.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures, say my prayers daily. I attend the temple regularly, fast for blessings. I listen to the current Prophet on the earth today, who is: President Thomas S. Monson. I know that he is a chosen man of God to led this world in the latter days. We all need hope in this world, especially with the way things are going now. I have turned my life completely around from how it was before I made the decision to join The Church. Sharing my testimony of the Book of Mormon along with the rest of the scriptures, the fulfillment I have found in seeking for truth and learning of the things that the Church has added so much to my life through the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ's Church being on the Earth again at this time. The blessings I receive are in abundance. I live on my own independently from my family, it has been one of the hardest decision I have ever had to make, when I decided to join the Church my family wasn't really supportive from then on out. However I remember everyday that I am at peace when I feel the spirit in my life. I am a active member in the Church, though it might be diffcult at times I have come to the knowledge that through our faith in Jesus Christ, our lives can continue to be happier and more rewarding. When it gets tough I pray and read my scriptures and remember that Heavenly Father never sleeps and that He is always listening for my prayers.