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Hi I'm Alex

I'm a husband, a father, enjoy being active; and... I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ - commonly referred to as Mormons

About Me

I was born in Quezaltenango, Guatemala. I emigrated to the United States with my parents when I was four years old. I grew up in the D.C. suburbs of Virginia. I appreciated living amongst so much U.S history. I have lived in several states as I moved to attend college, serve in the military, and to provide for my family taking employment with a few different companies. Today I live NW of Atlanta and enjoy life here with my family and amongst friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I choose to be! I can thank my mother for sharing her beliefs with me, and for introducing me to the LDS church and its teachings. I am also grateful for the many church leaders’ and teachers who taught me many valuable lessons. But it wasn’t until I was a young adult that I seriously questioned it. It was through fasting and sincere and heartfelt prayer that I went to my Heavenly Father to ask for myself. And the answer I received was so powerful, clear, and direct that I now know for myself that the doctrines and teaching of the LDS church are the same ones that our Savior taught when he established his church during his earthly ministry. I know that the fullness of His teachings are contained in this church; and if we live by it’s teachings we will be blessed with true joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

I try to live the teachings and be faithful to the revelations we receive through the Prophets and Apostles that have been called to lead and teach us in these last days. This is how I live my faith. I know our Heavenly Father loves us as much today as He did in biblical times, and therefore has called leaders today just as He did in ancient times to help people know how to deal with problems of the day. The people in Abraham’s time had different problems than the people in Moses’ time. Likewise the people living during the time of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, etc. each had their own unique problems for which the Lord called prophets to help them deal with their problems. That is why it was important for these ancient people to have each of these prophets in their day. Today the Lord has called Thomas Monson to be our prophet today. He receives the revelations that we need to help us deal with the problems of today. I try to faithfully live by the teachings and revelations he gives us. This is how I try to live my faith.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do NOT worship Joseph Smith. He was the first prophet called after many years of spiritual darkness, commonly referred to as "the Dark Ages" (quite a fitting term in my opinion). This period began after Jesus Christ and His apostles were martyred in the first century AD. Joseph was called as a prophet and received authority from the hands of Peter, James and John to be a prophet, seer and revelator in modern times. This opened the windows of heaven for revelations in modern times. This same authority has been passed down since 1830 through today to our current prophet Thomas S. Monson. To summarize: no we do not worship Joseph Smith nor our current Prophet Thomas Monson; we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the World and the Father of Our Spirit, even God the Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

I, as a practicing Mormon, know that Jesus Christ is literally the Son of God. I know that He was born of Mary, a mortal mother, and of God the Eternal Father. This has many implications, especially spiritual consequences that resulted from Christ’s atonement, for which I am personally and eternally grateful. Show more Show less