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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in the Midwest. Studied at Purdue University. I'm a Hoosier and a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being outdoors and always learning of new places to camp and hike. Not tried hunting, although my Grandfather was an avid hunter/ trapper. During the Great depression, he provided for his family by selling pelts and furs. I guess I didn't realize that would be something interesting while growing up. Now, I have a son and want to show him the things that I enjoy. I plan on introducing camping this summer in the backyard. Try to stay involved in your children's lives as much as possible. We'll see if he will be just as stubborn like I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into Mormonism. My Father and Mother both converted to the church. My Father served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict. There, he found a friend, who is a Mormon, on board the USS John Paul Jones. Together they toured Asian cities and avoided what sailors are commonly known for. His friend influenced him to learn more about the Mormon Church and eventually convert to Mormonism. Although my Grandfather was not supportive of my parents' decision to be baptized and confirmed a member of the church, they knew it was the right choice to make. They are happy with the teachings of the church and have always supported the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Growing up, they taught me gospel prinicples and encouraged me to find faith in Christ. I often visited my Grandparents during the summer months, and he would ask questions in a harmless way. As a kid, I wasn't able to answer his questions, but I could teach him by my example. He forgot his issues with the church when he asked me to say a prayer before dinner. From then on, he knew his grandchildren were learning good, Christ like attributes. He never joined the church or accepted it to be true, but someday we can be together again as an eternal family. This is why I am a Mormon...

How I live my faith

In December of 2001, I prepared for and was selected to serve a mission in Mexico City, Mexico. I left my home and family for two years to serve others in southwestern Mexico. This opportunity has changed my life by learning a foreign language, customs / cultures, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, we are taught service is important, and Christ served others during his mortal ministry on earth. My mission was not easy because I had to adjust to living within a community I was not familiar with, and speak Spanish. I loved it... In December of 2003, I left Mexico and returned home to Indiana. Now, I have a full time job, a family, many other responsibilities and things I would like to be doing in my spare time. I attend church on Sundays, with my family and try to make new friends while there. As a local congregation, we find opportunities to serve within our community. We have filled sandbags when others are affected by flooding, filled food pantries with canned goods, and help the youth of the Chruch with their many activities. I am an Adult Volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, and our congregation has a troop that I help with. In the future, I plan to continue serving by helping others any way that I can. I have become interested in long term food storage and am just starting to learn the processes involved with food preservation. I plan to participate in the Boy Scouts of America with my son. Life is full of opportunities if we look in the right direction.