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Hi I'm Alex

I juggle, I drop stuff often. I enjoy meeting new places and people, change and adventure. Por su puesto I'm a mormon

About Me

I enjoy living life. Doing something new. There's nothing better than waking up and knowing there's a fresh start ahead, even when things are tough and looking gloomy at least they make good stories. My most recent adventure I spent moving around the Texas side of the Mexican border. Getting used to the heat, the people and food and just having fun. I just clocked in 5000 miles on my bike—no, it's not a motorcycle. I juggle as a hobby, my favorite sport by far is soccer, I play chess and enjoy most board games, especially with my 6 sibling. I'm going to college to be an engineer... I think. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from things I create whether it's giant snow sculptures, scenery for plays, or a treasure hunt for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Why not? I find joy and peace in knowing who I am in God's eyes and what his plan is for me. The doctrine of the church makes sense and has a feeling of completeness. It answered a lot of questions I had as a younger child such as "what is heaven really going to be like," "what happens to those who don't get to hear about God," "why do bad things happen to good people?" I have always been involved in the church but my conversion really began as I watched friends around me struggle with these questions, as well as situations that caused them grief and problems, all things that could have been solved by living the simple teaching of Jesus Christ. For example a family I am very closed to was going through marriage problems because they couldn't forgive each other. Something I was taught since I was young. I’m not perfect at it but as Jesus said as we apply his teaching we will know if they truly come from God or not. I know the teachings are true The other big factor in my conversion has been the Book of Mormon. Because it is something unique to the church I saw it as a way to put the church to the test. After reading the Book of Mormon in earnest, as well as praying for answers, I found solutions to problems I was facing as well as answers for friends who were having their own challenges. In the church you hear many people say that they know the book of Mormon is "true." To me that means that the Book of Mormon contains the word of God and has the power to help us in our living daily struggles. I know the Book of Mormon is true. Ultimately that is how I know the church is true.

How I live my faith

First of all keeping the commandments. At work and in sports trying to act responsible and with dignity. I feel like I have done my part to act as a representative of Christ if when I walk off the field no one can accuse me of being a "jerk," or at work they can say that they trust me to do something right even if I'm not supervised. Obviously we shouldn't look for praise from others but a lot of times they can be a better judge of ourselves then we sometimes are. As a family we live our faith by having daily scripture study. Sacrificing ten or so minutes of precious sleep to get together as a family in the morning and read. I feel like the goals I have in life are very motivated by my faith. The things I hold important such as someday having a strong family and preparing for that by getting a degree and learning how to get along better with people.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Alex
I was a missionary, and I did it because I wanted others to share the light I found. A lot of people may have thought I was there "pushing" my religion, but truely I share my beliefs because I loved the around me want them to feel the same things I have. Ultimatly the gosple is what will allow us to have joy in the life to come, christ has commanded us to let everyone know. Show more Show less