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Hi I'm Alex

I like swimming in the morning and dancing in the rain. I love my family more than anything. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I was born in the city, but my family moved to a tiny rural town soon after I was born. I was raised in this small, close-knit community and then went to college out of state. I've had the opportunity to travel quite a bit, but I came back to the city I was born in for work after college graduation. I'm getting married soon and we'll be living just a couple minutes from the house where I was born. Everything comes full circle.

Why I am a Mormon

 I think the most appealing part of being a member of this church is that we are never asked to simply blindly believe what others say is true. We are to read, study, pray, and think about everything for ourselves. It is important that we come to know and value our beliefs on our own. Through study, prayer, and much thought I have come to know that God does love me. He knows me personally and cares about the things that happen in my life. He has a specific plan for each one of us that is far greater than any of us could come up with for ourselves. I know that Jesus Christ suffered and died for each of my mistakes, weaknesses, and sicknesses and each of yours, too. Because of this, He knows exactly how we feel, what we need, and how to help us. We only have to ask.

How I live my faith

 I'm involved in with the single women aged 18 to 30 in my city. We plan wholesome activities, service projects, and spiritual lessons. My favorite thing about working in this capacity is becoming friends with each woman personally. I love talking one on one with them and really getting to know their story. There is so much to learn from every woman.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Alex
 We believe that baptism is an important step that Heavenly Father has asked everyone to take. Being baptized shows our commitment to living the way Heavenly Father wants us to and to serving the people around us. We want to make sure that everyone has that opportunity to be baptized, even if they didn't get the opportunity to learn about baptism before they died. In the temples we perform baptisms in behalf of those who have died. Each baptism is done individually and those who have died have the opportunity to choose to accept or deny that baptism done in their name. Show more Show less