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Hi I'm Alex

I'm a son. I'm a future husband and father. I'm a business man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young man who’s always strived to become the best husband and father I could be. Though, I don’t have a family of my own yet, I love doing everything I can to grow as a person so that I’m prepared to bless and uplift my future wife and children. I come from a home with divorced parents. I am a blessed son of a mum that loves and cares for me. I have an amazing big brother. I have a dad that supports and loves me. I have a step-mother that pushes me and helps me to grow. I love football (soccer)! I’ve loved it with a passion for a long time! I’ve played it, coached it, and even was a referee. I love lifting weights, playing basketball with my friends, and being outside. I love going on hikes and enjoying the beauty of the world. I am a very strategic and analytical person and would love to pursue a career in business. I’m leaning toward becoming a consultant for a public accounting firm. I am a positive, happy person who loves life!

Why I am a Mormon

I went to church infrequently growing up. My mother was baptized LDS when she was 8 but never attended Church regularly. When she had my brother and I she wanted us to feel the Spirit and be involved with the Church. Therefore, we often had the missionaries over for dinner and attended Church infrequently. Sometimes. I attended Catholic services with my grandma. My father was raised Catholic and now is agnostic. My step-mom is atheist. While growing up, I knew God and Jesus existed and I believed in the main Christian beliefs, but I didn't have my own testimony of the LDS church and the gospel. After going to college and learning more about myself and life, I started to gain my own testimony. I've been able to recognize the Spirit for a long time and realized that I needed to attend Church and start reading the scriptures regularly. When I did, I started gaining a strong testimony of the gospel, piece by piece. Now, I have a strong testimony of Heavenly Father's love for me. I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and His Atoning sacrifice. I have a testimony of the plan of salvation. I have a testimony of the Holy Ghost, prayer, fasting, repentance, and of the prophet Thomas Monson. I have a testimony of living righteously and following the word of wisdom. I have a testimony of the scriptures and how important they are in helping me live a healthy and happy life. I'm very grateful for my testimony of the gospel. And I'm very grateful for the existence of the gospel.

How I live my faith

"Take up your cross and follow me." Jesus said. I strive my best to be accountable to the Lord and do His will. I seek to uplift, bless, and inspire His children and serve in any capacity possible. I live my faith by becoming the person the Lord would have me become. Serving a mission was a great way to do that. I now seek to follow His commandments, be a blessing to my family, and serve others. Ultimately "Christianity is love in action." I strive to love God and His children.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Alex
The gospel of Jesus Christ is extremely important! Only through Christ can we return to God. Therefore, we must follow Jesus Christ & His gospel. Jesus taught His gospel. He also gave authority to 12 apostles & set up a literal church, The Church of Jesus Christ. When Jesus ordained the 12 apostles He commissioned them to go & preach His gospel & baptise people in His name. After Christ's Atonement and assension, the 12 apostles directed The Church of Jesus Christ. There were many Christians who desired to follow Jesus & His teachings, but because of mortal limitations weren't able to with exactness. Therefore, the 12 apostles gave them divine direction & correction in order to keep them on the correct path. We can read the epistles that Paul wrote to the Ephesians, Galatians, Corinthians, Romans, etc. exhorting the people to correct their ways & live according to the teachings of Christ. Just as Jesus Christ was rejected & killed, the 12 apostles were rejected by the people & killed. When they were all killed there weren't any people left who had been ordained by Jesus Christ to preach & baptise. Therefore the authority Jesus gave was lost. When people started to live contrary to Christ's teachings, there were no authorized representatives of Jesus Christ to correct them. Thus, The Church of Jesus Christ fell into apostasy and was lost. But, God loves His children & restored the true Church of Jesus Christ by calling a prophet, Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Alex
A testimony is a personal understanding of truth. Truth comes from God and is understood through the Holy Spirit. When a person discovers truth through feeling the Holy Spirit, they begin to develop a testimony. This testimony or knowledge of truth can be enhanced by praying, studying God's word (the scriptures), and following God's commandments. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Alex
True Christianity is love in action. We seek to serve, uplift, and bless all those around us. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) does a lot to help those who are not of our faith, including: 1. Sending missionaries around the world to teach people about Jesus Christ and to provide service. 2. Humanitarian Aid- We send money, supplies, food, and people to help whenever disaster occurs and wherever it occurs. Look further into this website to see all of the humanitarian aid the Church does. 3. Family History/ Genealogy- We have the world's largest genealogy database meant to help everyone everywhere learn more about their ancestors 4. Temple Work- The Lord has provided a way for people who aren't members of our Church who have passed on from this life to be cleansed through proxy baptism so they can live with God and their family for eternity 90% of my friends and family are not Mormons. I love spending time with them and helping them. I do all I can to support them in their everyday lives. I also volunteer two years of my time to teach the wonderful people of England about Jesus Christ. Being a disciple of Christ is a choice to love and serve others. I am dedicated to that choice I have made. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints seeks to uplift, inspire, bless, and build everyone! That is our focus. That is Christ's purpose and it is only through Him and His sacrifice that we can have happy lives and return to live with God again. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Alex
The founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is found in the title of the Church. Jesus Christ is the founder. From the beginning of time, Jesus Christ has been our Leader and Exemplar. We are to follow Him and be perfected in Him. It is only through Him that we can return to God and live with our families forever. Thus, it is needed for us to be instructed by Jesus Christ. The Lord has always desired to instruct us and help us but we haven't always listened. The Lord tried to teach His children by speaking to prophets such as Moses, Noah, and Abraham, but the people only listen for so long until they think they can do everything themselves and start to ignore the Lord. Jesus Christ came to the Earth and gave His priesthood power and authority to the 12 apostles. These men then went and taught the people. Eventually, Christ was crucified and the 12 apostles were all killed and died. Thus, the power and authority to act in God's name was lost. When this power and authority was lost, the physical Church of Christ was lost. When the people were ready to listen again, the Lord reached out to His children in love and called a prophet. Joseph Smith was visited by God and Jesus Christ and chosen as a prophet and given the priesthood authority and power of God to restore The Church of Jesus Christ in these the last days. Thus, Jesus Christ founded His Church. His Church was lost through people denying his representatives and was restored through Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Alex
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is run and directed by the Lord. He is our King and Exemplar. He asks us to follow Him and to live as best as we can. We are given the freedom of choice to choose which politicians or which political parties to support. The Church is not aligned with, nor endorses any politician or political party. The Church encourages its members to be active participants in the community and therefore encourages their members to vote but does not influence who they should vote for. Jesus Christ is the example. We do our best to follow His example and help create a society which is built upon the principles of love, service, family, virtue, and righteousness. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Alex
Church is great! We have Church every Sunday! Everyone is welcome! We have sacrament meeting for a little over an hour in which we remember our Saviour and have the opportunity to listen to a few members of our congregation speak about Him. We then have Sunday school for about 50 mins. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Saviour and His teachings and ask questions. We finish our Sunday services with a meeting which is about 50 mins. The women gather together in Relief Society-which is the largest women's organisation in the world. The men gather together in priesthood. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Saviour and also counsel together ways that we can serve and help those in our community and help the families and individuals in our congregation. Our Church buildings are more contemporary than most other church buildings. Our Church buildings are always warm and well-lit. Most buildings also have a gym so that we can have activities and sports. We believe the gospel of Jesus Christ is precious and we invite everyone to experience the Spirit of the Lord that is present in all of our Church meetings. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Alex
As a missionary myself, I can say that a mission is not required. Growing up, I rarely went to Church and I never planned on going on a mission. When I was at university and I was 19 years old, I felt the Spirit of the Lord stir a mighty change in my heart. I knew for the first time that God really does exist and He really did love and care for me! It was the greatest experience of my life! I knew that He had really appeared to Joseph Smith and restored His Church to the Earth in these days. I knew that this important information was beginning to transform my life for the better and I needed to share it with others to help them be transformed by the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I chose to go on a mission. Every missionary in our Church chooses to volunteer 18 months or 2 years of their life to teach Heavenly Father's children about Jesus Christ and His gospel. It is only through the gospel of Jesus Christ that this world can have peace and that families can be strengthened and eventually live together forever in God's presence. We serve missions because we love the Lord and we love our fellow brothers and sisters under God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Alex
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. Jesus Christ was with God in the beginning. Jesus Christ is central to God's plan for His children. God knew that we would make mistakes during this life and knew that we wouldn't be perfect enough to live in His presence. Thus, Jesus Christ was born of the virgin, Mary. Jesus lived a perfect, sin-less life in which He taught His gospel, healed people, and established His Church. Jesus Christ also suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross as the biggest act of love ever known, called the Atonement. Jesus Christ is our Saviour because of His Atonement and because it is only through this Atonement that we can overcome physical death and become clean enough to live with God again. Because Jesus raised from the dead 3 days after His death (resurrection), we will all be able to live after this life. Because Jesus lived a perfect life, He was able to pay the price for our sins. Through His Atonement, we can all be forgiven of our sins and washed cleaned through His name. The way we access this forgiveness and cleansing power is through exercising faith, repenting, being baptised, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. As we turn to Jesus Christ and utilize His Atonement in our lives, we can prepare ourselves to live with God and our loved ones for eternity. This is called eternal life. This gift is only available through the literal Son of God, who is Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Alex
Great question. Church occurs every Sunday and is open to everyone. In our Church services, we have the opportunity to gather together as a body of Christ to partake of the sacrament in remembrance of the sacrifice of our Saviour, learn and grow from one another, and be instructed by authorized teachers of God. The Temple is the House of God. It is a place that worthy individuals and families can go to be endowed with (or given) power from on High. It is a place where families can be sealed or united for all time and eternity (vs. married "til death do you part.") In the Temple, we also perform proxy baptisms for our deceased ancestors so they can have the opportunity to choose to accept Christ and His gospel. Church is a place to go worship the Lord and the Temple is a place where worthy members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can go to perform ordinances for the salvation and eternal life of their family. Please look further into this website for the nearest Church building to you and come join us this Sunday. Show more Show less

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

Alex
Mormons believe the Bible is the word of God as far as it has been translated correctly. The Bible is a sacred piece of scripture that testifies of Christ. Mormons revere and love the Holy Bible. We study from it often as well as from another piece of scripture called The Book of Mormon. As a Mormon myself, I love studying the Bible. I love reading through the accounts of Jesus' life and ministry. I love highlighting the miracles He performs and the doctrine He teaches. I also find precious gems as I study and read through the Old Testament. The writings of Paul are so bold and direct and have helped me to more fully understand what the Saviour expects of me. I know the Holy Bible to be the word of God because I feel the Spirit as I study it. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God because of the same Spirit I feel as I study it. The Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible work hand-in-hand as testaments of the divinity of Christ and are both used as sacred pieces of scripture in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Alex
The Book of Mormon is a sacred piece of scripture comparable to the Bible. The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Saviour of all mankind. The Book of Mormon contains the writings of prophets who conversed with the Lord and were instructed by the Lord to record their experiences and teachings. The Book of Mormon contains God's plan of happiness for His children, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and all of the truths we need to know and apply in order to live with God again. When I read The Book of Mormon, I feel uplifted. I feel more peace enter my life. I feel comforted and re-assured that God really does know me and loves me. I know through the Holy Spirit that The Book of Mormon is the word of God for us in these days. I have drawn closer to my Saviour, Jesus Christ because of it and I've been filled with His light and His love. Go ahead and request a free copy of The Book of Mormon and see if it won't bring more peace and joy to your life. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Alex
Missionaries have been given power and authority from Jesus Christ to preach His gospel. Missionaries will first seek to understand your expectations and what your desires from meeting with them are. They will then explain that their intention is to help others come unto Christ. They do this by teaching people about God's plan of happiness, how we can be relieved from guilt and shame through the Atonement (sacfrifice) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and sharing with them how God has called a prophet and restored The Church of Jesus Christ to the Earth in our time. Missionaries will seek to help others achieve their righteous desires and gain more peace, joy, and love in their lives. Missionaries share a message of Jesus Christ that will enable families to be strengthened and gain the hope and peace that they will be able to live as a family for eternity through the restored priesthood power of God. Missionaries will invite others to read The Book of Mormon and pray sincerely to God, asking if it's true. They do this because this is the way that all people can gain their own personal witness from God, through the Holy Ghost that this message is true. Missionaries also love to give service. So, if you have any cleaning, yard work, painting projects, etc. tell the missionaries and they'll come over and help! I know this message is true and I encourage you to invite the missionaries into your home and let them tell you more. Show more Show less