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Hi I'm Alena

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to run, read, and spend time with my little family. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and am the lucky mother of two sweet boys. I studied humanities in college with an emphasis in art history. I love to read the classics, visit museums, and enjoy most cultural experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the gospel just makes sense. It's inclusive, answers my question, and gives me direction in life. I grew up in a very large family and as I have grown, I have come to know the importance of family in God's plan. The gospel helps us grow together, triumph over challenges, and overcome our weaknesses. My testimony of the gospel is based on personal experiences which have helped me turn to my Savior and find peace and comfort during times of trial.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being a good example to my children. There is nothing more challenging or more rewarding than being a mother. I'm learning that children notice everything. Even the small details of life. They learn by what I say, but they learn even more by what I do. Hopefully, I can teach my children what is right by being a good example of the principles I try to teach them.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Mormons believe that God is a physical being with a body of flesh and bones. God is the Father of our spirits. We are all spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves and cares about us. Just as parents love and care for their children, He loves each one of us individually and wants us to be happy. He sent us to earth so that we can have our agency, choose that which is right, and return to live with him again. I know from many small and simple experiences that Heavenly Father does love us, that he is aware of our needs, and that he is very active in the details of our lives. Show more Show less