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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in Oregon, I love the outdoors, listening to music and being with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Oregon. I'm in college and am studying exercise physiology. I served a mission for my church in the area around Atlanta Georgia. It is by far the best thing that I've done in my life. I love being outdoors and have traveled all over the country. I love music especially, indie rock, folk and classic rock. I like to read books and watch movies. I'm the happiest when I'm hanging out with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the church is true. I grew in a Mormon family so I've been around the church all my life. When I was a kid I knew the church was true because my parents knew it was true, I used my parent's testimonies as the base for my own. As I got older I realized that I couldn't rely on my parent's testimonies forever, I knew that sooner or later I would have to find out if the church was true for myself. I started off by paying more attention in church and trying to learn from the lessons taught there. I began to recognize the feelings that I got when I went to church, read the Book of Mormon and when I sincerely prayed. I know the feelings I felt were sent to me from God through the Holy Ghost. I'm a Mormon because I have seen the way the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life and the life of my family. I have also personally seen the huge difference the gospel makes in the lives of those people who did not always have it in their lives. I'm a Mormon because I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon is true and I felt the Holy Ghost confirm to me that it is. When it comes down to it the reason that I know this church is true is because I have a desire to follow Jesus Christ and I know that this is his church restored to the earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I try to live the way he did and I repent when I fall short. I study the teachings of Jesus Christ and the prophets found in the Book of Mormon and the Bible and try to apply the things that I learn in my life. I am not even close to being a perfect person but I try to improve every day.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You can know if Mormonism is true by reading the Book of Mormon, pondering in your heart the message it contains and then asking God with a sincere desire to know if it is true. If we know the Book of Mormon is true, then we know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) is Jesus Christ's Church restored to the earth. Show more Show less