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Hi I'm Alex Jenkins

I'm from a small town in Idaho. My dreams of writing are beginning to come true. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated college, like tens of thousands of other people around the country. I felt I was a product of a struggling economy and let that get me down. It was my crutch to justify not ever finding work. Through writing, I have found the joy in the journey. I love to create stories from experience. They are almost always fiction and I love it that way. Basketball and most other sports is a second way of life. Any chance I get to explore the outdoors whether its on a concrete court or the trail leading away from the city, that's where I want to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it's simple. Of course there is deep doctrine that may not be understood, but when looking at what the purpose of this life is then it becomes simple. There are no rule changes, as such is the English language! If you have ever met anyone learning English for the first time, they struggle with all the ways that words can break rules and even the rules of the rules. Such it is with other religions. I served a mission because it was an obligation. Everyone did it and so did I. While out there, I noticed a change within me. Had I not gone to serve the Lord, I would not be where I am today. I would not be an active Mormon and my life would be different in the worst kind of way. I know what I am capable of, now. I can look at myself and know that I am doing the best I can and the Lord is accepting that. I'm a Mormon because I know the teachings are from the Lord and that He wants what is best for me and everyone on Earth. What happens when we leave this life and our body returns to the dust from where it came? I know, for me, I will be seeing my family and living with them, happier than I can fathom. The idea of being with them forever, well that is something I can live with.

How I live my faith

What a tough question. I strive in an environment where I am bombarded with questions about my religion. I live much differently than outsiders may believe. I actively go to church and try to be involved with everyone there but some people who meet me don't see me as Mormon. They are surprised but I love that. I am normal. I am a normal person who has normal problems and normal issues. The difference is I know what I need to do. I share the gospel with friends who otherwise don't know much about it. They may not agree with it, but they respect me and my choices and would even let me ruin what I have built for myself. Right now I work for the Church in their media department. The internet is a great way to spread the word that we actually are normal and every day I discover that other employees are doing the same thing I am. I love it. I love being Mormon.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Alex Jenkins
Of course! The Holy Bible is revered by Mormons. It is a powerful and important insight to the lives of prophets that came before us. It is rich in history, doctrine and sermons. Most importantly, though, is it let's us read of the ministry of Jesus Christ, of whom our religion is centered around. It speaks of His ministry, his birth, life, death and resurrection. It is beautiful and true. Show more Show less