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Hi I'm Lexi

I'm a fun-loving twenty-year-old just working hard to make my dreams come true. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an aspiring teacher. I want to be an elementary school teacher. I love working with the kids I helped during an internship, and I can't wait for the day when I get to do that with hundreds of kids over and over again every year. I am the oldest of five kids, the youngest being five. We as a family have never been all that well off. We've moved a lot in the last ten years, but luckily we love each other enough that it didn't discourage us a whole lot. My parents love each other so much! My siblings and I have that interesting "I love you but touch my stuff and you die" relationship, but I would do anything for them. I know I'm very lucky to be coming from such a great family, and I thank God for that. I am the typical hopeless romantic. Sometimes its hard to study with all the daydreaming I do. I broke off an engagement last year. I ended up breaking up with him because, after a lot of prayer, I realized that he wasn't exactly who he said he was, and I was not myself around him. That's ok though, because looking back I can see our relationship was not the healthiest one out there. Now I am married to the love of my life! I can't imagine life, or eternity without him. As most girls, I've also struggled with self esteem issues my whole life. I'm not the skinniest of girls in any sense. And, until VERY recently, I had no idea how beautiful I really am. My husband has helped out a lot in that respect, and so has my faith in God. I love this gospel and everything about it.

Why I am a Mormon

True, I was born into the church, but when I started to get older I had to think for myself. And I had my doubts. Sometimes the truth of the gospel is hard to grasp. I've had many experiences though that have proven to me that this is the one true church on God's earth today. One of those experiences happened my last semester as a senior in high school. Like I mentioned in my "About Me" thing, I have always had issues with self esteem. At this point of my life, this was especially true. I had a friend, my "best friend" really, who told me that I was fat and ugly. I respected and loved her a lot, so I believed her. I started to spiral, becoming more and more saddened by my obvious lack of beauty. People all around me were trying to reassure me, but I didn't believe them. I stayed home from school one day because I just couldn't face the day. I lazed around, doing nothing more but eating emotionally and watching mind numbing television. At one point in the day, I walked past the big mirror in my bathroom. My hair was all over the place, my make up wasn't done, my contacts weren't in. But I looked at myself, and a peace fell over me. In this calm, I thought "Stop it. You are beautiful and God loves you." I know that those thoughts came from the Holy Ghost. I have never felt more love than in that one moment, and it has changed my life. Knowing that God loves me has changed my perspective on a lot of things. I focus a lot less on how things are true, but why. Why did Christ do what He did? He did it because He loves us, and He always will. No matter what is going on in my life, I know that. And just knowing that someone loves me makes life that much easier.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of my church. I look forward to church every Sunday! Though I don't have a calling right now, I have had them in the past, and I learned so much from them. My favorite calling was one where I taught the youngest children's primary class. Every lesson ended with telling them that Heavenly Father and Jesus love them. I love the fact that the truth of their love for us is central to our gospel. I try to do my best by helping out with service and by contributing with tithing and fast offerings. It feels good to know that my money can go to helping the impoverished and strengthening the church. I was married in the temple for time and all eternity. There's nothing I would rather do then spend the rest of forever with my husband, and through modern revelation and temple ordinances that is possible.I can't wait to continue to grow in the gospel with him and our future family. I try my best to listen to promptings of the spirit. I know that Heavenly Father answers prayers, and he can do that in many ways. I have had many of my own personal experiences as far as that goes. I stand for what I believe in. I respect people for what they believe, and I don't judge them for it, but nothing they say will be able to change what I know. When the opportunity arises, I share my testimony and answer whatever questions I can.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I do believe that we have a living breathing prophet who gives council from God to His people. It says in Amos 3:7, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." Why would the people before Christ's time get this privilege and we not? We need God's guidance more than ever in this ever changing world. Without His guidance, I'd feel very lost indeed. Show more Show less