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Hi I'm Alex!

I'm a Ghanaian, a runner, and I'm a Mormon!!

About Me

Well, I grew up in Ghana in a small village called Abesim. I was adopted into a wonderful LDS family as a teenager hence my exposure to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I converted in 2005 in Brussels Belgium. Soon after my conversion my family moved to the Washington D.C area where I attended high school and a semester of college before I headed out for my mission in 2010. I'm currently serving in the Mesa Arizona Mission and it's the best thing I have ever done in my life. I love serving others and inviting people to come closer to Jesus Christ. My service in the church as a missionary has taught me the divine principle of sacrifice. Nothing brings me more joy and happiness than serving my follow brothers and sisters who are dearly loved by our heavenly father. I have also grown to trust in the Lord and learned to be humbled. Before mission I was the kind of guy you'd called an athlete! I ran track and field for 3 years in High School and that built me up physically. I wasn't the No. 1 runner on campus but I was decent enough to compete at districts, regionals, and had multiple of opportunities to run at Invitationals!!! Competing at a college level was a major goal in High School but the desire to serve a mission was the number one thing on the forefront of my mind hence I focused too little on pursuing running. Physically, I'm a bit out of shape right now for eating foods I normally wouldn't eat back home. But spiritually, I feel very much in shape!

Why I am a Mormon

God has always been a big part of my life. It's something my grandmother ingrained in me at an early age! As a devout catholic she always took my siblings and I to church. Though as a little kid church wasn't the number one priority on my mind, as I grew older I realized that there is more to life than what we normally see-that I'm part of something greater! My adoption into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints helped me to realize the love the Lord has for me and the potential I have in His plan of Happiness. The first time I attended church I felt that love and knew right then that this is where he wants me to be! I was baptized not a long time after that. I'm glad to say that joining the Church is the best decision I have ever made in my 22 years on earth. I love everything about this church; most importantly the emphasis it places on the family and education. To me family is everything and I'm thankful to be a part of a family which functions under the direction of the spirit, guarded by the restored gospel, and radiates love! Not only do I have an access to education now but I have the Lord on my side guiding and directing me in pursuing the best in life. Being LDS allows me to develop many skills and talents and to contribute to the work of the Lord. I know with all my heart that God lives and that he has a plan for each one of us. As we open our hearts to him he will enter and fill them with light, peace, and eternal happiness. There's a living day prophet on the earth--President Thomas S. Monson and apostles. The atonement of Jesus Christ is real and can only be access through faith, repentance,baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the end! We have everything to guide us on the right path and to shield us against the temptations of the world. We have a great reason to rejoice!!!

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith is very simple yet profound. I'm a full time missionary and my role in the Lord's Church is to teach others about Jesus Christ and invite to them to come and receive the blessings of the gospel. To help me serve powerfully, I read my scriptures every day and pray for the Spirit to guide and direct me to do the right things. I attend church every Sunday and take the sacrament to keep myself reminded of Jesus Christ! The more I immerse myself in doing the basics--praying,reading my scriptures, and attending church regularly, the more strength and power I gain to keep me going in life. It's really life that is hard but the teachings of the savior when we implement them will make our lives easier. As I strive to live the gospel I'm a lot happier and confident. Rather than seeing trials as road blocks I see them as express ways to self improvements. I'm grateful that the Lord doesn't exempt me from life's trials but gives me just the adequate amount to strengthen me.