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Hi I'm Lexi Bracken

I love learning things, and I spending time with my family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Where to begin, where to begin. I was born and raised in Utah, in the United States. I am taking a break from college to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine- serving a full-time mission for my church. I love learning anything I can about biology, the human body, and fossils and/or dinosaurs. I love the world around me, but I'm NOT a morning person. I love going for walks, and I'm trying to become a runner (sometimes I think I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than run another mile...). As of July 11th, I have officialy been set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Paris, France mission. Pretty cool, eh? Turns out, learning french is hard... really hard. Kudos to anyone reading this who can speak french, I envy you. I won't see my family, my friends, or my country for 18 months! Crazy, right? Why would I do that? Because it's worth it. In the end, anything and everything that we can do for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is worth it. I'm so excited to help others learn of the joy of eternal families, even if it's in poor broken french. Adeiu! (Hope I spelled that right!)

Why I am a Mormon

I believe it is true with all my heart. I've read the Book of Mormon, and prayed about it. This church teaches good things. It helps people. It teaches what Christ taught.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living my life in the most Christ-like way that I can. I'll tell you this right off the bat, I have a LONG way to go to being even remotely Christ-like. But I try. I love my Savior, and I try to study his teachings regularly. But more important than learning what the Savior does is DOING what the Savior would do. It doesn't matter if you can recount the story of Naaman and Elijah in the Old Testament, or recite "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my bretheren, ye have done it unto me", if you are not willing to exercise your faith, or help an old lady take in her groceries (or something like that), than that knowledge will do you no good. So that's what I'm working on now- APPLYING what I've learned.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Lexi Bracken
Of course we do! Think about it- Adam, Noah, Enoch, Moses... they were all prophets of God. I don't know about you, but when I read that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever", it helps me realize that God loves His children that are alive today just as much as He loved His children who were alive during the times of those prophets. So it makes sense to me that He would call a prophet during this day and age also. If you listen to the words of Thomas S. Monson, or any of the previous Latter-Day prophets of this dispensation, you will find that they speak the word of God. How beautiful is their comfort in this world of turmoil and chaos. They Holy Spirit testifies to me of the authority of Thomas S. Monson when I hear him speak. If you would like to hear the words of our modern-day prophet himself, the church publicizes a magazine each month " The Enseign/ Liahona" that contains his words. Or go online and listen to any of the talks given at our semi-annual General Conferences. You won't regret it, I promise! Show more Show less