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Hi I'm Alexa

I am a singer; I am a pianist; I am a graphic artist; I am a writer; I am a dreamer... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the good old United States of America but I absolutely love to learn about my family history in other nations as well. I was not born into the Church but however was baptized when I was eight years old. Some of my interests include music (playing piano and singing), writing (journal writing, lyrics, fiction, etc.), watching movies, sketching, listening to music, dancing, and spending time with those who are close to me. I am a high school graduate and went to college for a couple of years. I hope to be married to a righteous priesthood holder in the temple in the near future. In high school, I participated in two different choirs (Junior year-Concert Choir; Senior year-Chamber Choir). My Junior year, I was able to travel to New York City, NY with the choirs to compete in the Festival of Gold in the Springtime. Upon graduating from high school, I received a college music scholarship from the choir program's booster group which I used at the university I attended. I recently had the experience of living in an environment away from the Church and ultimately realized that the Church was true and is where I belong. I value the family, blessings, opportunities, friends, experiences, and second chances that have been offered to me as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! After seeing what my life could be like if I did not have the Spirit to guide me, I can now say that I would not give up the Church for anything!

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I do not know where I would be if I did not have the LDS Church to revolve my entire life around. I have not always had the gospel in my home but over the years have become so much more grateful that I currently do and always will. I was not born into the LDS Church but was rather born into a Catholic family. Luckily, my family had converted to the Church by the time I turned eight years old and I was thus able to be baptized as a member of the Church when I was eight. At some point in time, however, my parents got a divorce sometime either before or after that event my mother decided to go back to the Catholic faith. Years later, I spiritually "lost" my mom due to some incredibly poor decisions that she chose to make and I have not seen her or had any communication with her in years. A very long while before this event occurred, I finally made the decision that the LDS Church was where I belonged. You may ask why I continue to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ despite all of the challenges that I have had to face in my life. My question for you is, how would I have been happy otherwise? I have seen the Lord's hand so much in my life and I would not trade my membership in the Church for anything. I know that there is a reason for all of these challenges that I go through and though I do not understand why, I know that the Lord knows why and will reveal that information to me in time to come. The gospel is such a comfort and a guide as I make these important decisions in my life.

How I live my faith

I exercise my faith by attending my local ward meetings every Sunday and doing what I can to keep the Sabbath day holy. I participate in organizations within the ward and feel so welcomed by all of the sisters and brethren there. When I was a youth, I attended Especially for Youth for four to five summers, participated in the pioneer TREK twice, and attended Young Women's Camp every single summer while I was eligible to go and serve. When I attended college and was a member of the wards there, I had the following callings within the ward: Compassionate Service Leader, member of my class presidency, Student Living Teacher, and Visiting Teaching Leader. I also enjoy attending the nearby temple to complete temple work for those who have died. I have recently developed the pattern of saying a meaningful prayer on my knees each night. By reviewing the standards of the Church as well as my patriarchal blessing, I can gain a better appreciation for and understanding of what my life has in store for me and why I should keep pushing forward!