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Hi I'm Alec

Let me tell you a story...cuz that's what I do. I'm a storyteller, a writer (sorta), a brother and yeah...I'm one of them mormons!

About Me

I love stories. Anyone that has known me for any reasonable amount of time (at least 15 minutes) knows that about me. That whole part of my life started when I was a young kid, my dad used to tell the most fantastic stories before my brothers and I went to bed. He would use sound effects and act out certain parts and though he only had a few stories I loved to hear them over and over again. I guess I got the gene! Currently I have written and completed three full novels, I have another uh...five planned and I have written and completed maybe a dozen or so short stories, and started maybe 100 more. I love short stories because I can finish faster, and share it with the people I love. I have a weird out look on family, I don't beleive it has anything to do with blood or genes or what not. This has lead me to have a series of siblings that arent really mine to call brother or sister, but I love them just the same. I Love my family, I spend as much time as I can with them, I love my friends and spend even more time with them (no one is perfect), even with all of my high class writer skills. I write everything, and every genre I can come up with a story for, except for poetry...which means I probably wont get married right? I love to laugh, have a good time and go on adventures, and I am a very garrulous person. In the photo I'm on the right.

Why I am a Mormon

This is a very ambiguous question. I guess the simple answer is the story of my parents. They were both conversts to the church when they were in high school. They met eachother at a singles dance and well did the whole falling in love thing and a few years later I entered the picture. They raised me in the church, done simple answer. The not so simple answer is my own story. We all (we, being everyone on the earth) has the right to choose and no one in my past has held a gun to my head and said "Be Mormon or this is gonna get gruesome." The only reason I have had to stay is that it is true. The life that this church has provided for me has been one of high morals and help from on high. We (now being members of the LDS church) beleive that God is our Heavenly Father and that He knows and loves each on every one of us. More so we beleive in the power of personal revelation, or that each of us can ask God the desires of our hearts and recieve guidance, love and other asnwers from Him. I have felt this love in my life, and I have recieved revelation for myself. I have not found it hard at all to make decisions in my life that others struggle with, because I beleive in the powerr of prayer and the simple fact that if I doubt the direction my life is going I can simple ask my Heavenly Father what He would have me do and I can (and have and will) recieve the asnwer I need. I know the love that this church promotes for our fellow man, and I have seen the bvlessing that that Lord has given me with friends and family so that I am never a lone in the world. More so, He provided a Savior for us so that some day we may all have the oppertunity to return to His presence and attain eternal life. I am a Mormon because God loves me, and I know it. I know this church is true and see the blessings that living a Christ like life has brought and, to work from the words of my personal hero Joseph Smith: This church is true, I know it, I know God knows I know it, and I will NOT deny it.

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving a two year mission for the Lord Jesus Christ. I will be residing in the city of Houston Texas speaking the spanish language to God's chirldren and charing the message of His love for them and the great gift (the atonement of Jesus Christ) He has provided for us. I have a firm testimony of the Love of our Savior, and of our Heavenly father and I have shared it with as many of my friends as I can, and I am excited to continue to share it throughout my life. I haven't served in very many church callings, but the ones I have served in I did my best. I served on the youth council when I was younger, planning activities for the youth, the latest calling I served (before that of being a missionary) was part of the family home evening planning committee for my ward. Family home evening in a college ward is conducted with your ward (as your families are usually far away) and a committee was required to plan the activities that we did. I enjoyed it very much. The best way I live my faith, though, is simply living it. I follow the word of wisdom (more or less a health code for the church) to the best of my ability, I pray often to my heavenly father, I act in a way a true deciple of Christ would (in no small part thatnks to his help), I constantly share the gospel with anyone I can, I go to church every sunday, read the holy scriptures as often as I am allowed and (most importantly in my mind) I love my heavenly father and I try to love everyone in this world as much as he loves them.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, we consider the Bible to be JUST as important as the Book of Mormon. Many people have asked me if the Book of Mormon is a replacement of the Holy Bible. The answer is NO! The Book of Mormon is another testiment of Jesus Christ, just like it says on the book itself. It is another witness testifying that Jesus is the Christ and that he is our Savior. The Bible and the Book of Mormon work together to share the teachings of our Savior with the world. In their own turn they each prove that the other is right, hence the need for two witnesses. Of course we see the Bible as holy scripture, it is the word of God written through revelation recieved by prophets God. We do not seek to replace the Bible, we venerate it as what it is devine scripture. I encourage all to acquire a copy of the Book of Mormon and as you read it compare the footnotes at the bottom of each page and cross reference it with the Bible, it is a very powerful experience. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

YES!!! This is one of the most wonderful things the Gospel os Jesus Christ offers us in this day. Eternal families! This power, that being the power to seal families together for all time and eternity was given to his deciples by Jesus Christ and recorded in Matthew 16:19. And has been, since the death of those very apostles, restored through Jesus Christ. What a gift, to know that I will be with my family forever, with my parents and siblings, and my eventual wife and children. This simple knowledge makes me want to leap for joy and life the most righteous life I can, because only then can I attain this gift. Show more Show less