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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?

Alex
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