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Hi I'm Alex

I'm a professional.. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

ok here it goes... okay ... hmmm. I was born and raised in sandy Utah. I love being outside and staying active. I think that the best vacation is a vacation that does not cost a lot of money. Most of my free time is spent in the outdoors, hiking, swimming, snowboarding.. you get the idea. My dad raised me with a love of dirt bikes and often the favorite getaway has been and will be loading up the bikes and driving out to the desert for the weekend. I'm a big fan of good music. I dabble on the guitar and the piano. I happen to be the type of person that loves math and science. I have a strong love for my family. They are everything to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. I come from a home that has always been Christ centered.. In my early years, going to church was just something i did because my parents wanted me to. For the longest time i did not have a testimony of Christ and what he did for me. It was not until after high school that i decided that i would have to know for myself if this was the right path for me. I think that people often struggle to find themselves at this stage in their lives and suddenly that's what i was faced with. I had always known about The Book of Mormon. I knew the stories. If you asked me about a specific verse i could likely find where it appears with little effort. Still i did not know for myself if the book came from God or if it was true and what it meant for me if it was true. I had to know! I had never read the book cover to cover and honestly i felt a little lost picking up the book after years of pushing it aside for worldly distractions. I began reading in 3 Nephi chapter 1 and that night i read all the way through Christs ministry to the Nephites.. I remembered a promise found in The Book of Mormon that says if you read it and want to know if its true that you can ask God and he will tell you by the power of the Holy Ghost. I felt like a weight had been lifted from me and as i prayed i felt that God loved me for the first time in my life. At that point i was willing to do whatever the lord would ask of me.. The following Sunday my bishop pulled me into his office for a surprise interview and asked me if i had thought about serving a mission.. I had not but because of what happened that week i knew that that was the direction i needed to take. That was the lords direction. I am currently serving as a missionary in the Washington Spokane mission and i have no doubt that this is exactly where the lord needs me to be.

How I live my faith

It's important to have a faith but more important than having a faith is living your faith. I have always observed that the best teachers and leaders are those who do so by example. This is what i strive for. Being an active member of this church is not easy! I am so grateful to be a part of an organization that is full of people who are willing to drop everything in a time of need. This attitude has helped me so much as i have searched for the person that i want to become. It's not about what i can get.. It's about what i can give. Service is very important to me. As a missionary i talk to a lot of people and i rarely end a conversation without asking if there is anything that i can do for them. It's easy to say and often people decline, but occasionally we get that special opportunity to help someone in need. It's not always a big daunting task but i find that when i serve people it means the world to them that someone has taken the time to think about them and be there for them. In this way we are bringing God's family closer together. I believe that with all my heart. I remember one service project we did for an old man on a farm. He had a substantial amount of land and only himself to take care of it. He was so overwhelmed. He was hesitant to accept help from a couple of 20 yr old young men but being so overburdened left him with no other option. A couple of buddies and myself arranged to wake up early one morning to help him with the various tasks that he needed to accomplish. He divided the work between our small group of 6 and we worked the entire day. We accomplished a lot of tasks and we had a lot of fun doing it. The garden had been tilled, the fields freshly cut, we had picked fresh raspberries. This man was so grateful and i remember the tears that flooded his eyes when we asked "Is there anything else that we can do for you?" After a few minutes of silence he said the biggest service we had done for him that day was to be his friend.