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Hi I'm Alexis

I grew up in Southern California. I'm a homemaker, an avid reader, a college graduate, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles by a single mother. My parents divorced with I was three years old, and I didn't have a lot of contact with my father while growing up. My mother took me and my brother to church every Sunday, which took a lot of courage as a single mother in the 70's. I left home for college after graduating from high school, and received a Bachelor's degree in Art History. Receiving an education was very important to me, as there has not been a college graduate in my immediate family. I am currently married to my husband for 21 years. We have three children - a son who is 18 and planning to serve a full time mission for the church, and two daughters 14 and 12 years old. Although I have not worked outside the home for many years, I find my life to be very fulfilling as I strive to take care of my home and family. It is by far the hardest job I've ever had, but the rewards far outway the difficulities. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and making hand-made cards and other crafts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have a strong belief that I am a child of God. I know that my Heavenly Father and my Savior know me by name. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true because of the great sense of peace I receive as I strive to live it's teachings. I know the answers to some of life's greatest questions ( who am I? where did I come from? what happens after this life?). These answers can be found in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I am grateful that I can live my life with the peace and power of this knowledge. Although I have been a member all of my life, I received a renewal of my testimoy when I turned 40. I gained a greater testimony of the Atonement of our Savior by learning that He not only died for our sins, but for ALL that we suffer; emotional and physical pain. As I learn to give my sorrows, disappointments and sins to my Savior, I feel closer to Him. I feel His strength in my heart and soul. I feel able to cope with lif's many challenges.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to be able to teach Sunday School to the 16 & 17 year old youth of my ward. They are amazing kids, who truly strive to live the teachings of the Savior. I also had the opportunity to be the president of the women's organization of my ward for two and a half years. I learned a lot about what it means to serve others, and the great love that comes by striving to care for others - especially when it is not easy or convenient. The Savior loves each of us no matter what circumstances our lives might be. This is a great lesson I learned, and continue to learn, as I strive to fulfill my responsibilities as a Mormon woman.