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Hi I'm Alexandra

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northern Utah, the youngest of 10 children, lots of big brothers and a few loving sisters. The best is when we're all together. I served a mission in France and Belgium (totally awesome!) and after coming home, I fiddled around with school trying to find the right fit and finally found massage therapy. I've been a therapist now for 16 years and love it more and more each day. When I was about 16, one of my sisters tried to teach me how to knit and I immediately wanted to find the nearest wall with paint drying because I was sure that it would be more interesting. A few years ago I decided to try it again and now I can't stop! I love it! It was just a matter of timing I guess.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS household, my parents raised us in faith and as I grew up I learned that I would need to find my own testimony of the gospel. I had great examples from my parents, siblings and other church members of what activity in the Church looked like but it was up to me to find that faith. For me, there wasn't one single thing that convinced me of the truthfulness of the gospel, but rather many small things that helped me to know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that Joseph Smith did see Him and Heavenly Father in that grove of trees. I have come to love the Book of Mormon for its clarity and truth and it has helped me find the answers I need in times of distress. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancers, it was so clear to me that my life was in God's hands. Although I didn't know what the outcome would be with my illness, I knew that how I responded was what was important. I learned more about my faith in those months and I am forever grateful. I love the gospel, I love being a member of Christ's church, it has given my life meaning and purpose.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly, currently, I get to teach the 4-5 year olds in primary, talk about fun! They are beautiful in their innocence and wonder, and the things they can come up with are pretty funny! They are full of love and seeing their faces light up when they see me is a gift. I'm also a visiting teacher. I go with another woman and we visit a few other women in our ward, bring them a spiritual message and act as extended hands of support when needed. I love visiting teaching, I have been so blessed with many great and wonderful friends because of this calling, I understand completely why this is one of the most important roles we perform in the church. The Church has taught me the value of service. After I moved to the Northwest, I felt the need to contribute to the community in order for me to feel at home. I started volunteering at a local hospital and it too has enriched my life and brought me new friends and many wonderful blessings.