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Hi I'm Alexis

I was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. I have studied at BYU-I. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have finished a year and a half of school up at BYU-Idaho and am going to major in nursing, then (hopefully) become a nurse practitioner. I haven't yet decided what kind, but I am gradually narrowing down the options. :D The most important thing in my life right now is being a missionary for my church! I am out in South Carolina teaching anyone who wants to listen about what I believe! Another thing about me, my absolute favorite thing in the world are brownies. They. are. delicious. I was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ with four siblings, my Mom,and my Dad. Yes, it is extremely hot there, but I LOVE the heat. I really enjoy skiing, synchronized swimming, and hiking. AND MUSIC! I love Broadway and play the violin and piano myself. One of my very favorite things to do is sit at home and read a book. Almost always a fiction. Oh, also, I love brownies (did I mention that?). And that is just a little bit about me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church. And, though it could be boring at times as a little kid, I loved it, and love it now. Everything about this church is just amazing to me. I really started getting into it, and asking myself whether, or not I knew it was true, probably when I was about twelve. I remember thinking that I needed to start relying on my own knowledge of the church. I have read the Book of Mormon, I have prayed to God, and I know this church is true. I really do. Everything about it just makes so much sense, and I have felt the Holy Ghost, and the spirit inside me tell me that it is true. Over and over again I have realized what Jesus Christ has done for me, and I can see the blessings in my life because of him. This church makes me happy, and I really want to share it with everyone. Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I am a daughter of God, and he loves me. I know that because he loves me, and my family, and friends, and classmates, that he gave me the gospel. And that this is the true Gospel and church, founded by God and Jesus Christ, restored through a holy prophet named Joseph Smith. And I say this in Christ's name, Amen.

How I live my faith

When I was baptized into the LDS church I made a covenant to stand for what I believe at all time, and in all things, and in all places. So I live my faith everyday by trying to remember Christ in all that I do! I don't speak dirty language, I am honest, I try to help others, and probably the most important (and hardest), I try to love everyone around me. I also take time to worship God by reading scriptures, and praying every day. I also take time to participate in church with my callings. For example, I previously was a primary teacher, I taught 8-9 year olds every week, for one or two hours, about the church. Now I am living my faith by going on a mission for my church!!!!

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

There are many people today that are called by God to be modern prophets, to teach us the word of God and lead the church. They are Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, Neil L. Andersen. These are the people we call apostles. Thomas S. Monson is also a prophet, plus the current Pres. of our church. Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf are his counselors, and they are modern prophets as well. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I personally love the women in this church. I admire them deeply and aspire to be like them. Women of Christ, not afraid of the world, and not afraid to be Christlike, gentle, and beautiful. Men and women are equal, and so, are treated as equals in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We each have different roles to play which are unique and important. I have gained a testimony of God's love for women as I have read numerous talks given by members of this church about the divinity of women, and as I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and felt His love for me personally. Show more Show less