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Hi I'm Alexis

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a yoga practicing, book reading, gluten-free girl who after graduating from university returned home to take care of my great-great uncle, who is suffering from Alzheimer's. I just started a graduate certificate program, on less than a weeks notice, with the hopes of eventually becoming a physician. I absolutely adore my family and our black lab, but I am confident that although I am far away from them, I am where I need to presently be to grow as an individual.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that for the most part consisted of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was baptized when I turned eight. Although I was raised "Mormon," there came a time when it was necessary for me to decide on my own whether or not I truly believed all I had been taught. I cannot pinpoint one experience in particular, but for me it was a series of life events that answered my prayers to know of the truthfulness of the Church and strengthened my personal testimony. I remember traveling with my mother and aunt (along with all of us cousins) to Nauvoo, Illinois when I was in the sixth grade to attend the open house of the newly completed temple. The spirit of peace that I felt while there and the confirmation by the Holy Ghost of the sacred ground upon which I stood is unforgettable. I know without a shadow of a doubt that Joseph Smith, along with the early saints, sacrificed everything so that we are able to have the Gospel in its fulness today. Words cannot express my gratitude for their strength and determination to be people of conviction. Although the challenges I face in my daily life differ significantly from those of the early saints, I too have been blessed by my knowledge of the Gospel with peace, strength and a reassurance that my Heavenly Father knows me personally and loves me. Through the blessings of properly exercised priesthood power, regular scripture study and personal prayer, I have come to know, love and truly trust in my Heavenly Father and His divine plan for my life. The Gospel blesses lives because it strengthens families and allows individuals to understand their divine destiny and role in the world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by putting my complete trust and confidence in the Lord. Everyday I focus on trying to hear his voice more clearly as I go about my daily routine. I have been taught through experience that when I know there is something that needs to be accomplished, I must go about doing so immediately and without hesitation. Even though I always like to have a plan and be in control, I am learning that it is my choice to allow Heavenly Father to guide my life and use me as a tool in serving his other children. I feel it is not necessary to separate my Faith from my daily life because everything I do is because of who I am and what I believe. I pray for and look for opportunities to serve while I walk down the street, ride the metro or do my grocery shopping. This world is a big place and it is easy to feel unimportant, which is why I make it a point to smile at every person I pass and often say Hello. You would be surprised at how uncommon this practice of showing concern for one another has become. Faith comes from action, it is not a passive thing and thus I feel that Faith is reflected in every aspect of our lives.