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Hi I'm Alan

I am a native New Mexican. I am working on a degree in History. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student right now working on my BA in history. I am recently married to my high school sweetheart and we currently looking at law schools to attend. When not thinking about school or work I love going on runs or bike rides. When I get the chance I also love reading a good book ( I am kind of a Tolkien geek) or drawing in my sketch book. I must admit that my favorite pass-time is being with my wife. Like most couples we enjoy catching movies, eating out, and going on small adventures. We don't get as much time together as we would like, but what we do have we enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into an Latter Day Saint family, I had to find the truth of this church for myself. My conviction concerning my religion has grown as I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about its validity. I know that God has spoken to my soul confirming the truth of this work. My belief in this truth has been further strengthen as I have been witness to many wonderful blessings that come as a result of living the principles of this religion. I enjoy a happy relationship with my wife, siblings, parents and in-laws because we live according to the teachings found in this church. Subtle miracles such as these remind me of when Christ once said, "by their fruits ye shall know them." I have seen the fruits of this church and they are good. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching 5-6 year old children each Sunday in church with my wife. It is not always easy, but it is an adventure. Between school, subsequent homework, and a part time job I do not have a lot of free time during the week. I do, however, use my bus ride to school as an opportunity to read the scriptures (The Book of Mormon or Bible) and reflect on my spiritual state. My wife and I also live our faith by setting aside time each Monday to read sermons by church leaders and discuss what it means to us. Also, we end each day with a prayer and some scripture reading. Aside from studying, praying, and teaching I live my faith in each decision I make. I seek to honor the two great commandments: loving God with all my heart might mind and strength, and loving my neighbor as myself. I don't always make the decisions I should, and when that happens I live my faith by turning to God and seeking forgiveness while dedicating myself to do better.