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Hi I'm Alex

I'm an engineer, I'm a Spanish speaking ABC, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California to good parents who always taught me to be a good person and an example to my 7 brothers and sisters. I grew up as a minority in the church and I still am. I served my mission when I was 19 in New Jersey; serving the Spanish community. Since then I've graduated from College with a degree in biomedical electrical engineering. I love to cook and I make a mean rack of ribs. My best dish is my hot spicy tofu. Technically I shouldn't be alive anymore. Last time my mom and I counted, this cat of nine lives only has 3 left. I've been hit by trucks, rolled over in a car, downed on a motorcycle, and thrown from my bicycle. The only explanation we have is that there is still something left for me to do on this earth and that someone up there must really really love me.

Why I am a Mormon

To explain why it is that I am Mormon is difficult for me to explain, as its been a series of events and decisions in my life that has helped me make the decision to be a member of this church. Of course I was raised in the church, but being a minority I always felt as a stranger amongst friends. When I was young I would fight my parents and refuse to go to church, they would have to come and pull me out of my bed to get me there at times. I would pretend to be sick so I could stay home from church, but there came a point in my life where I really had to evaluate for myself why I was going to church. I had to figure out what the church really meant to me and if all the things they were teaching were true. I hated reading because I read so slowly, but I was determined to read through The Book of Mormon. After finishing it, there was no concourse of angels, no pillar of light, no miraculous event to tell me it was true, no overwhelming feelings of joy or happiness. I continued to pray to know if The Book of Mormon was true and would pray and pray and pray, until one day I realized that the reason I wasn't receiving and answer was because I already had it. I knew The Book of Mormon was true, and I had known even when I was little.

How I live my faith

I never let myself miss a single week of church. Every Sunday is the highlight of my week and sets the tone of the rest of my week. I do as much as I can to help out at church whether it be planning and organizing activities to helping to teach various classes. I make a point to always do my home teaching to visit others so that they know they are loved and cared for. It goes beyond just visiting them as I have a very close relationship with all the individuals that I visit and consider them to be some of my closest friends. I live my faith like I try to live the rest of my life; constantly striving for excellence. I will be the first to admit that I am no where close to perfect and that I have a lot of work to do, but I know in my heart what is right and what I need to do. I live my faith because I've considered the alternatives and tried a couple of them and to me there is nothing better than what I have. There is nothing that could bring me more joy or happiness then by living the principals that I've learned. It doesn't mean that I never have trials or problems in my life, but it gives me more understanding of why I have those difficult times in my life. I am constantly striving to be the best person I can be because deep down inside me, something yearns and tells me that there is something bigger and greater out there for me.