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Hi I'm Alexis

I'm from Utah. I love to be outside, Hike, read, make and listen to music, dance, and be a mormon.

About Me

 I have been a college student and will be again. I love to learn and to understand the things around me. I like to know why. I love to be outside. It's beautiful, and amazing, and alive! I love to hike, and backpack, and climb mountains just so I can see what's on the other side. I like to go places where other people don't get to often, and to see the beautiful things that God has made and given order to. I play sports and enjoy being active and using the healthy body I've been given. I love to read and learn, both to understand things better and for fun. I like to do things just because I can. I love beauty and plants and music. They make me feel connected to something bigger than myself. I come from a family of six children who worked, played, and argued together. We all have our own personalities, our own ways of doing things, and our own opinions of how things are and should be. And we all love each other!  

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which definitely gave me a head start in learning about it, but that's not why I'm a mormon. I'm a mormon because I have asked my Heavenly Father in prayer if the Book of Mormon is true or not. I felt a warm comforting feeling fill me up inside and I knew that the things I had been reading and thinking about from the book of mormon, as well as the things I'd been taught my whole life were true and good. I had a simple but sure thought come to my mind that, "Yes, Alexis. It's true. You know that, you've always known." And then, even though I had a lot to do that day, I felt an overwhealming peace. On top of that and other similar experiences, I see God's hand in everything around me. He answers my prayers. So many times He's lead me out of sketchy situations, or guided me in big decisions. Also the things that I learn in the scriptures and from the current prophets make sense. Following those teachings brings positive consequences. It is easy to believe in something that is true. To me it is the same as 1+1=2. It makes sense in my head AND in my heart. I understand why God asks us to do certain things, and it is to bring us happines and help us stay on a course that will bring us back to Him. I know he loves me and all his children because not only did he send us to this beautiful earth to live and have a body, which is way sweet if you think about how complex and powerful bodies are, but he assures me of His love every time I turn to Him in prayer.

How I live my faith

I'm a missionary in Wisconsin! I get to share what I know with those who are looking for answers to life's big questions. On top of that just try to be the best I can each day, and do what God has asked us to.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Alexis
 The church grows because it's true. When people study it out and sincerely seek to understand what the church teaches they find out for themselves. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Alexis
 Having a testimony means that you have learned for yourself that something is true. Like a witness in a criminal trial would testify that they saw what happened at a crime scean, we can also testify of what we have seen or experienced to be true. Usually they are talking about a gospel topic. For example, If you have prayed and recieved an answer to that prayer you could say you have a testimony of prayer because you know it works.  Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Alexis
Yes. It is only through christ that we can be saved. His purpose here was to pay the price for our sins and sorrows. He also showed us by example the pathway that would lead us back to Him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Alexis
Not at all. We do honor and respect him though. He is a prophet sent by God, just like Noah, Abraham, and Moses. We learn the Lords will for us through his words, just as we do from the prophets in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less