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Hi I'm Alex

I'm currently a missionary in Colorado, I'm a swimmer, I love and miss the city life, and I am a Latter-Day Saint.

About Me

Well, my name is Alejandro and I am a Latter-Day Saint. I am a Political Science Major. I am an avid swimmer and enjoy playing other sports too. I come from a Latino based culture and I am happy to be a part of the Guatemalan Culture. Music is one of the things I enjoy best, especially rock music and most of its genres. The outdoors and city life are included within my interests. I served a full-time Mission at the Colorado Denver North Mission. Above all else, my family, friends, and loved ones mean the world to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Latter-Day Saint with my family for the past 11 years. Why have I chosen to be a member of The Lord's true church? It's simple, I actually put everything to the test, especially God. I not only read the Book of Mormon, but I also studied it, and pondered deeply at its message in a spiritual and practical sense. Most importantly, I asked God through sincere and honest prayer being willing to act upon His answer. That is how I have come to know, and that is the only way anyone can really know if all that we believe is true or just make believe. I chose to be a member because like my sister says, "God was there when my family and I needed Him the most." To me personally, I choose to be a Mormon because I truly do believe that I can be with my family forever, even after this life. That principle alone was something that really made me and my family think deeply as to what God has in store for his children and our families. It really got to us since my youngest sister passed away within 8 months of my mother being pregnant. In essence, the relationships and people we hold dear, we will be with them again because God knows how much it means to us. Above all else I have seen, tried and grown to understand that the things that are taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are ture. The only way one can know for certain is to try. That's all there is to it and to act on the promptimings we feel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time, trying to make the best of all things and in doing what's right. I do find that being obedient is one of the most promising things to do. I find it to save one from the burden of time, patience, trouble, and choosing something that one will later regret. Aside from this obedience is a great test of faith--so that's why I'm always trying it out. Some other things that I do to live my faith is being smart about the choices I make with the hopes of making myself and others happy. I mention being smart because we are all given the talent of thinking things through before acting. I always try to serve others in ways that seem best and appropriate. I speak of appropriateness because growing up and living amongst others who do not share my faith can sometimes make living my faith difficult, but in the end--it's quite the learning experience. If my friends read this, know that I still love you--and seriously, read The Book of Mormon. In my honesty, your works do show your faith, but practicing what you preach ultimately shows more than just your faith, it shows who you really are. Hence why I try my best within my actions to show my faith.

What is being a Mormon like?

Alex
In all honesty there is nothing that makes a Latter-Day Saint special, but I can say that it is something that has made all the difference within my life. I, like many others whether it be a church member or not, am a human being and have personal goals and things that I aspire to within life. Being a member of the church doesn't mean that I must live a robotic lifestyle, but the truths we believe and apply into life help refine our lifestyles and help us reach the personal goals and aspirations that one may have. Personally, the concept of having a work ethic is lived within Latter-Day Saint worship and lifestyles. The reason for that is because we cannot just expect things to fall in our laps within a Spiritual or Temporal sense. Many people have desires to find happiness and comfort, but as we all know, it takes work and sacrifice to gain such a thing. Overall being a Latter-Day Saint is a lot like being a normal human being, the only difference is that the message of the restored gospel helps us learn truths that are eternal and that help us live a tranquil lifestyle with the faith and hope in all things, especially the future. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Alex
In these simple words within the Book of Mormon, "All things denote there is a God" (Alma 30:44, Book of Mormon). In full honesty, all things do tell people that there is a God who lives and is well vigillant of what goes on throughout history and humanity. If there are such things as life, beauty, intelligence, emotions and even that which many would consider the unseen or unheard of, then there is all possibility of a living God. If anything can exist, such as miracles, curses, blessings, both things tangible and intangible, then surely there must be a God or supreme creator of such things. All things don't just appear without a driving force behind it or a specific reason to it. "To every action there is a reaction," as Sir Isaac Newton stated, in this case all of the Earth and all that we know to exist is the action, and everyone's thoughts or beliefs of it are the reaction. In my particular case, my reaction is utter amazement, belief and gratitude that all things do denote there is a God. Show more Show less