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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in South Florida. I'm a father, a husband, and I love working with computers and my hands. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I knew when I was very small that I loved taking things apart to find out how they work. Though I wasn't the strongest at science and math, I decided to become an Engineer. I've never regretted that decision, even though it was a long, hard road to get there. I've worked as an engineer in healthcare for a number of years. The knowledge that my work is helping to save lives gives a sense of satisfaction in what I do. Together with my wife, I am a father of two. Our children and our family are very important to us. My families heritage comes from both Europe and Central America, and just like our family, our heritage is important to us and helps us understand who we are.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born, my parents had already found our faith. As I grew, many of my friends of other faiths told me about how they decided not to follow the faith of their parents. When I was old enough, I decided that I should ask God for myself. I read the scriptures, I thought about what they meant, and I prayed, a lot... I knew that the only person who could tell me if this was the truth was God himself. I didn't get an answer all at once, or in some big way. I received it little by little. One day I realized that I knew that it was all true. As the years have gone on I have realized that the more I do the right thing, and the more I help others, the smaller my problems become and the stronger my knowledge of the truth is. I have felt happiness as I have done this, and my feelings have not changed. They have become much stronger. Even when my faith is questioned, I have not felt doubt, because I know that this gospel that I learned first from my parents, and then for myself, is true. My faith has been a foundation for my life. It has influenced my choices and decisions at every stage. It has provided protection, and direction. I don't know where I would be without it.

How I live my faith

I serve as the Bishop (leader) of my congregation. I have been serving in this role for a few years. I spend a lot of time worrying and looking out for all those in my congregation that I serve. I love them all very much, and that love has grown over the years. It is a lot like having a child. As you work to help your child learn and grow, your love for them grows stronger and stronger. It is the same for a Bishop with his congregation. When a couple is going through hard times, I feel with them. When a youth needs support and guidance, I feel that too. When tragedy strikes, it is as if it happened to me. As I spend my time visiting others in their homes, and being with them, its like my family gets a little bigger. My wife is the reason I can spend so much time with others. She makes it all possible. When I am home, she makes every moment count. She fills in in so many places. She deserves all the credit for anything positive I am able to do for others. The work can be hard, and the hours long, but I can't think of a better thing to do with my time, then to spend it with someone who needs a hand, wherever they may be.