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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in the mountains of Idaho. I'm a Business Finance major. I make a living knocking doors, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I am Alex. I am a current full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love being a missionary and being able to teach people about the joy and peace that I have received from gaining a personal witness of Jesus Christ. When I was 6 my new born baby brother was born with Digeorge Syndrome aka 22q11.2 deletion. At three days old he was taken into open heart surgery and had a whole in his heart fixed. We were told that there was a high chance that he would not make it past a few years old. He is now 15 and loving life. With these challenges and many others I have been able to come closer to my Heavenly Father and learn of his love for me. I see it everywhere I am. I see it when I am riding horses or hunting in the mountains. I see it when I am studying in school. I see it in my Mother's home made cookies. I saw it when I served 17 months of my mission in the country of Peru, and then when I was called back home due to a torn ACL. I see it in the mission that I now serve in which is an online proselyting mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because generations back my ancestor Alexander McRae had the determination to found out if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. He came to that knowledge by the power of the Holy Ghost and has set the foundation and example for the rest of his descendants leading down to me to come to know that Joseph Smith was and is indeed a true prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is true. The spirit has borne witness to me as it has to my ancestors that Jesus is the Christ and our Savior. The spirit has borne witness to me that the Book of Mormon is true and that it truly testifies of Jesus Christ. This has helped strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ and come closer to Him. This faith in Jesus Christ has lead me to have the power and desire to repent of my sins and become cleansed through the healing powers of His Atonement.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith, by being the best disciple of Christ I can be. In 3 Nephi 5:13, It states, "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." I have come to realize that this life isn't about completing a check list of things to do but rather living by the Holy Ghost and having him direct us to all goodness. I really enjoy the scripture in 3 Nephi 5, as it talks about how I am a disciple of Christ. How I live my every day life is a way that I can become more of a disciple of Christ. I feel like the activities in the church help me do this. The number one activity in the church that I have been able to participate in and has helped me become more of a disciple of Christ is a full time two year mission. However I also know that after my mission I can continue to be a disciple of Christ and "declare his word among his people so that they might have everlasting life." This is what the church is all about. That every person can help one another come unto Christ and follow his example with greater strength and courage. I am so grateful for this church and for the gospel of Jesus Christ that has helped me come to do this myself.