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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in Chicago. I love the outdoors, different cultures and their foods. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In Illinois, I was one of few other LDS people at my high school. I have valuable friendships, still, with friends of other faiths. I learned a lot from them growing up, and I enjoyed sharing experiences I had with the Spirit, with prayer and church activities with them. I have since traveled all over the world. It is always hard to leave friends and familiar places behind. But I have always been comforted that the Church of Jesus Christ is the same no matter where you go. It is the true gospel of Christ, it is unwavering between places. I have never feared living in another place, because I always know that I will have the gospel there. As part of that, I know I will always have a group of faithful members who I can associate with. Now, in Utah, my husband and I enjoy working out together; as we train for a triathlon. We enjoy game nights with friends. One of our favorite activities is hiking together. I always marvel at this incredible planet and all the majesty in it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I have experienced some of life's rollercoasters, and the best way I know for getting through those times has been rooted in my testimony of Jesus Christ. The many times I have kneeled to pray for guidance and help have strengthened my testimony of our Heavenly Father's love for us. When I have felt alone, utterly alone, I have prayed simply, "Heavenly Father, do you love me?" I cannot describe the wonderful feeling of peace that I have been assured with each time I have asked. I know that Christ lives and that this is his Church. I have read the Book of Mormon many times. I know it to be true because the Spirit has made it known to me. The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ as our Savior and those who read it will be blessed in their everyday lives with greater patience, understanding about life's big questions, and their relationships with others. I know my own marriage has been more successful because my husband and I read the Book of Mormon together every day. As I have grown older, I have learned more about our Heavenly Father's plan for us. I know He wants all of us to live with him again, and through Temples, He has made that possible. Families are the most important thing to Him, and I feel blessed to be a member of a faith that emphasizes the role of families. I know that my family will be together forever, and what a comfort it is to me to have that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I am currently living in Utah, while my husband finishes school at BYU. I work as a travel and visa coordinator for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I help missionaries obtain visas to foreign countries. The missionaries are always so eager to get their visas, they are excited to be serving the Lord and the people of the place where they have been called serve. I also work with Embassies and Consulates; the cooperation and help they give to us as we apply for visas is always so appreciated. Many times I have seen miracles a the hand of the Lord when visas are obtained or flights are found for a missionary who received their call at a time frame that under normal circumstances would never allow space on a flight, or a visa to be back in time. I start each day with a prayer, asking Heavenly Father to guide my hand and my heart. I ask to be blessed with patience and understanding in my work as well as in my daily life. I enjoy visiting with other women in my church as we discuss books, work, families, vacations. It is comforting that there are always other people of similar circumstances to lean on in times of need, as well as to lift up when I am feeling stronger.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women have all the same characteristics and attributes found in women all over the world. Mormon women are strong, independant, intelligent, nurturing, kind, generous and faithful. Some Mormon women work, others stay at home. I am a Mormon woman. Currently I work, to help my husband get through school. I imagine, since he has a lot of schooling ahead of him, that I will be working for awhile. I love it, but I also look forward to a day when I will be able to use those skills and knowledge I have learned to help raise my children. I know my experiences will make me a better mother and a better wife. Mormon women are equal with men, but we believe they have different roles to play than men. Mormons believe that women are primarily responsible for the nurture and raising of their children. These women use their talents and abilities to help their children grow up with faith in Christ and to be a responsible and helpful member of society. Women work as partners with their husbands to do so. They counsel with one another on important family matters and support each other in their roles as co-leaders in the family. Show more Show less