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Hi I'm Alex

I love to sing, I love musicals, I enjoy a good tux, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. As my intro says, I love to sing. I also love musicals and theatrical shows. I am not very old, but I plan to be. I am a fun person to be around, and can get along well with others. I love to laugh, and try to help others around me share that same experience. I have the greatest group of friends in the world. They share my talents, interests, and beliefs. I served as a Student Body Officer and President to the theater class at my high school. I love to go on trips, but don't like to be away from home for long. I love my family. They are the greatest examples I can ask for. They are so strong in the gospel, and help me everyday. I know what adversity is, and I can get through it. And most importantly of all, I know that this Gospel is true. 100%. You cannot change that knowledge that I have. You cannot take it away from me. I will proclaim that knowledge to all the world if given the chance.

Why I am a Mormon

Everybody, in my opinion, has their own conversion story. Member, or not. I certainly have my own. I was fortunate enough to be born into the faith of my fathers, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I went to church every week, was taught in Sunday School, and participated in our Church's weekly activities. But I never fully comprehended the actual reason of how I felt about the Church. So one day, I decided that I would start the Book of Mormon, a book in our religious canon, and wouldn't read another book till I finished. I did just that. I read the whole book, and followed the promise found near the end of The Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:3-5. I prayed with a sincere heart to our Heavenly Father to know if The Book of Mormon was true. The feeling that entered my heart was overflowing. I felt an overwhelming sense of peace that I had never felt before. It was right then and there, that I KNEW The Book of Mornmon was true. And because of that truth, it meant Joseph Smith was a prophet. And since Jospeh Smith was a prophet, it means that he was called of God, and did indeed restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ again on the earth. I KNOW that is true.

How I live my faith

The simplest way one can live their faith is by following the simple yet profound commandment Jesus gave during his earthly ministry. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." It all revolves around that. Everything. From tithing to temple marriage, the love for Christ is what motivates me to follow the mandates of God, his Son Jesus Christ, and his ordained and chosen servants here upon the earth. I live my faith by reading the scriptures, attending Church every Sunday, living worthily to use the Holy Priesthood, attending the Temple as much as possible, and try to do good to all men. I could say more of how I try to live my faith, but I don't have that many characters available to type. But in the end, as I said before, it all goes back to love for the Savior. He has given everything for us. Even his very life, so that I would not have to. We owe everything to Christ, especially me. But he does not ask that much. That is why I love this Gospel, and that is why I live it.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Alex
Temples are a commandment from God. He has always commanded his children to make covenants, or promises, with him. And Temples are the only place where we can properly make those covenants in order to obey Heavenly Father. Temples are also places where we can all perform sacred ordinances in order to help build the kingdom of God. Those ordinances include baptisms for the dead, which is a sacred ordinance where members can be baptized in behalf of their kindred dead who have not had the opportunity to receive the Gospel in their lifetime. Another ordinance is Temple marriage. In this ordinance, a husband and wife may enter into a covenant, or promise, to live their lives in harmony with God's will and support each other their whole lives, and into eternity. Through the power of the restored priesthood are these ordinances made possible. Show more Show less