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Hi I'm Alex

I'm an aspiring comic-book artist. I'm a role playing game enthusiast. I'm a tuba player. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been pencil sketching since I could pick up a pencil and I believe that it's a special gift that God has given to me. Like in Christ's parable of the talents, I feel that I need to improve and invest my talent so that one day I can do great things with it. Some day I hope to be a successful comic book artist. I love to create things, whether it's drawing, writing, sewing, or music. I played the tuba in marching band all throughout high school, and I love to sing wherever I go. I'm an avid reader, especially science-fiction and fantasy and I've grown up playing Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing-games. I've had professional training in video editing and composition. I'm currently serving a full time proselyting mission in Tampa, Florida.

Why I am a Mormon

Like so many others, I was born into the Church and was baptized when I was 8, but I was wasn't truly converted until I turned 16. Before that, being a Mormon was just how I lived. I believed it was right, but I didn't really "know." Up until that point, I had never actually read the Book of Mormon for myself. But I took to heart the message it contains and asked God if it was right. I was then overwhelmed by an enormous feeling of peace and happiness. I recognized that as the Holy Ghost speaking to me and answering my prayer. I felt for a surety that the Book of Mormon was truly God's word, and stands side-by side with the Bible to testify of Christ and His love for all of us. Now I really do feel that I know this Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, contains the fullness of Christs Gospel and that He leads it today.

How I live my faith

Right now I have the amazing opportunity to serve as a full-time missionary for two years, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it has blessed my life with the people of Tampa, Florida.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Alex
The Priesthood is entirely devoted to serving others. Men who hold it can't give themselves a blessing or give themselves any authority. In my opinion, men have a tendency to be focused more on themselves and holding the Priesthood gives them a call and a responsibility to help and uplift others. Women, however, tend be kinder by nature and are more likely help someone who needs a hand. They don't need a title or job to recognize and apply God's commandment to love their neighbors. Show more Show less