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Hi I'm Alexander

I'm a university student, scientist-to-be, badminton enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the county of West Yorkshire of England. Early in my childhood I enjoyed walking around the Dales and admiring the beautiful world which Our Heavenly Father has created for us, and so feel very blessed to serve my mission in New Zealand and appreciate that part of His creation. On returning home from my mission I have started studying Environmental Science at the University of Hull. Most people believe science and religion don't mesh, which is not true. Pure science is pure religion. Whilst studying I've come closer to my Heavenly Father and come to appreciate all the wonderful creations he has made; from doing Bird Surveys to looking at plankton under a microscope.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people say, "hey it's easy for you, because you were raised in the Church". To such people I like to respond that, yes I was raised in the church, but like any disciple of Jesus Christ I have come to know that this is true. It starts off with prayer, communication with our Heavenly Father. Too often people think this is just a one-way communication. Prayer is in fact a two way communication between ourselves and God. As we talk to him, our Heavenly Father, he can tell us the truth of all things and help us in our lives. So Why Am I a Mormon? Well at the age of 14 I read cover-to-cover the Book of Mormon, and then got on my knees and prayed unto my Heavenly Father to know if this book was his word. If it was indeed scripture, another Testament of Jesus Christ. I got my answer, and I continue to get answers as I ask, pray, study and talk to my Heavenly Father, the heavens are opened and the knowledge comes that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is everything it claims to be, for it is his Church. I also know and testify that any individual may and can get answers to their payers if they ask in faith. For I have, and continue to do so on a daily basis.

How I live my faith

I recently returned from serving a full-time mission in Aotearoa, or New Zealand, and currently work with young adults between 18 to 30 years old, arranging activities and socials, in my local congregation. I try to be a good friend to those I associate with and try to reflect what the Saviour would do in these interactions. I am far from perfect, but try to work hard to be the best person I can. I think by simply trying to be the best we can be, and sticking to what we know, we can be not only a force for good, but a strength to those around us and a testimony of Christ in the way we live.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

There are many authors found within the Book of Mormon just as there are in the Bible. These authors are named Prophets, men called by God to work on His behalf and share His doctrine. They were commanded to write down the words of God (3 Ne 23:13). Mormon was one of these Prophets and was commanded to abridge the record. This is why it is called the Book of Mormon. It is attributed to the work Mormon did to allow us to have the record today. Joseph Smith, a Latter-Day Prophet was called by God and given the power to translate the ancient record into English. Those who wish to know if Joseph Smith, Mormon and the other Prophets are true messengers of God, or that the Book of Mormon is God's handiwork, can read Moroni 10:3-5 where we are given a formula to find out the answer ourself. Show more Show less