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Hi I'm Alexa

I am an introvert. I love warmth and sunshine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full-time student at a university and I work part-time on campus. When I have the time, I love to read all sorts of books, especially young adult fiction and anything about history and politics. My favorite thing to watch on TV is the news, because I like to know what's going on in the nation and the world. I am majoring in American Studies, which I absolutely love. My favorite places to be are the beach (for the heat and sunshine) and Washington D.C. (for the history). I like to run and bike, and I recently started competing in 5Ks and biathlons, and hope to complete my first triathlon soon! Most of what I do is just having fun with my friends while also serving in the church! I have made all of my closest friends through the church and we have a lot of fun together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church, and as I grew up my parents allowed me to gain my own witness that the gospel is true. I learned to read the scriptures and pray on my own, and how to feel the Spirit. I was active in the youth program throughout my teenage years. But the real test of my faith came when I left home to live on my own at college. That's when I really had to decide if I was committed enough to living the gospel that I would do it without the supervision of my parents. Through much prayer, scripture study, church attendance, and listening to the feelings I received from the Holy Ghost, I became more committed to the gospel and to living its teachings in my daily life.

How I live my faith

I am currently the President of the Relief Society in my ward. The Relief Society is an organization of the women who live in my apartment complex. We hold meetings each Sunday during which we teach and learn from each other. My responsibilities include planning lessons and directing the operations of the group under the direction of the bishop of our congregation. We also occasionally plan weekday activities when the women get together to fellowship and grow together. It's a great opportunity for me to learn to love each and every woman whom I serve in this capacity! I have truly seen my love for each of them grow as I do the work of the Lord.