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Hi I'm Alex Milton

I have lived in Florida my whole life. I'm working on a Bachelor's Degree at UCF. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Florida my whole life. I was a missionary for the church from 2008-2010. I got married in 2011, and now my daughter is due in August 2012. I am attending school at UCF. I work in the financial field, helping people get out of debt and plan for retirement. I enjoy long-distance biking, although I don't ride as much as I should. I have worked in computers most of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my whole life, but I didn't realize what that meant until recently. I attended seminary like the other kids my age. I went to church every week, but it didn't have much significance. I didn't really gain a testimony until I was on my mission. I went to the MTC and that was a shock for sure. I realized that I didn't know the lessons we were supposed to learn. It was very difficult for me. I realized that the things I was learning were things I would have learned in church if I had been paying attention. By not taking church seriously, I put myself at a great disadvantage. It arrived in the mission field 3 weeks later. I saw how hard a mission would be. I realized that it was not worth staying there if the church was not true. I was not going to stay if it was not true. I was not going to lie to people for two years. I knew that I had not done myself the things we would be asking people to do. A testimony of the church comes through reading and prayer. I was not going to quit unless I had done my part to seek the truth. I started reading and praying about the church. My answer did not come right away. In fact, my answer did not come for two weeks. When it came, it was as clear as any answer could be. It was words clearly heard. It was not an audible voice, but it was as clear as day. It was the first time I ever remember getting an answer to a prayer. I then had my answer and I knew what I had to do. It didn't magically get easier. My mission was extremely difficult for me at times, but had the motivation to stay with it, because I knew I had my answer. I didn't stop reading and praying once I got my answer, but I continued to study to learn the things I should have learned years ago. The more I learned, the more it made sense, and the more my testimony grew.

How I live my faith

One of the most important lessons I learned while on my mission is that I couldn't quite once I went home. The same principles of reading and prayer are just as important as ever. The one thing I didn't realize was how much harder it would be to stay focused at home. Marriage, work, and family compete for your time. I am not the best at reading my scriptures daily, but I do my best. I enjoy discussing the gospel and appreciate. The times I do get to study. I enjoy teaching class on Sundays. I have learned that joy comes from serving in the church and doing my best. The church is very important in my life. I am so grateful to be a Mormon.