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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in Arizona. I love sports. I love music. I'm a Mormon...

About Me

I am currently serving a mission here in Northern California. I grew up in the state of Arizona in the Valley of the Sun. I am a son of loving parents. I am an older brother of four. I live a clean and healthy lifestyle. I graduated from High School in May of 2008. Back home I used to write music and perform. Music is my passion. I have been singing for as long as I can remember. I am and always will be a Mormon.  

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because, I know without a shadow of a doubt that it is true. The morals and standards of the church are those of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is his church. You may ask "How do you know though?" I know that these things are true because, I have asked my Father in Heaven if they are so, and he has truly confirmed the truthfullness of it through the power of the Holy Ghost. Mankind has not "convinced" or "brainwashed" me into this. I chose to be a member of this church out of my own free will.  

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a two year mission in northern California. I teach men, women and children of all ages. I love the people I teach. I have been able to see people's lives change for the better. When the people have chosen to follow Christ, I see the joy shine forth through their faces. Their joy gives me joy. Serving a mission has been the best decision of my life and I will always look back upon it with much gratitude for this privilege. I am serving a mission for the sole purpose of inviting others to come unto Christ, by helping them receive His restored gospel. It has been a blessing in my life and I want everyone to have it in theirs. This mission is the least I can do for my Savior after everything he has done for me and has yet to do for me. I will never be able to repay him but, I do have control of trying to do everything I can to serve him. This is my life. 

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Alex
 Absolutely not. Members of the church are free to choose whatever political party they so agree with. I have many friends who are Latter-Day Saints just as I am who do not agree with my political standpoint.  Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Alex
Serving a mission here in Northern California I am asked this question quite frequently. The answer is that we love all mankind. We do not discriminate nor hate people who may be attracted to the same gender. Just as any other temptation here in the world today, we do have a choice to act. We can choose to either follow Heavenly Fathers commandments or choose not to. Many good people have these tendencies. They, just as I do with my attraction to my opposite sex; have a choice to act upon their feelings and emotions. Heavenly Father has ordained marriage to be between a man and a woman. He has commanded us to "Multiply and Replenish the earth." He has promised that their will never be a commandment that cannot be lived. He loves each of us. We can overcome any temptation with the help of the Savior. It is only through him that we can overcome all obstacles in this life and be forgiven of the mistakes that we make. The church's attitude towards homosexuals? We love them, just as we do anyone else. Is it possible for each of us, to not act upon our thoughts and temptations? Yes. Jesus Christ can assist all of us in overcoming temptations, just as he has helped me overcome my temptations. Families are the central and essential unit to Heavenly Fathers Plan. We can truly be with our families forever, if we but only choose to follow His commandments. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Alex
Jesus Christ set up his church perfectly. He called twelve men as Apostles who held special keys of the priesthood, and were also called as Prophets, Seers, and Revelators. The people of that time obviously did not accept Jesus Christ. He was killed, but, his church still remained on the earth led by Peter as found in the Holy Bible. Over time, Peter, and eventually all of the Apostles were killed. Heavenly Father removed His Priesthood and His church from the earth. Over time, people began to have a desire to align their will with Heavenly Father's will. They sought for truth. Many churches arose because of this, and this prepared the way for Jesus Christ' church to not be reformed, but restored to the earth. As Heavenly Father has done throughout all of time, he called a prophet by the name of Joseph Smith to be the instrument in bringing the fullness of His gospel back to the earth. We have a prophet on the earth today by the name of Thomas S. Monson. He has been called of God and not of man. If Heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today, and forever; why would He stop using the same pattern in the world today, as he has since the beginning? Do we not deserve the guidance from the Holy Prophets in our day and age? I did not always believe in this church, however, I have prayed and asked if it is true and if Thomas S. Monson is a prophet; He has answered me. It is true and it brings so many blessings to myself, and to all mankind. Show more Show less