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Hi I'm Alec Gallego

I'm a missionary, son, brother, and friend, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona, and my family still lives there. I am now serving a mission in Anaheim, California and I am speaking Spanish. So far, this has been the greatest moment of my life and I absolutely love the constant Spirit and revelation I receive. I am a total family guy, but I know that through this experience and giving up time with my family, I am being blessed in a way that will counter the homesickness. My family has already been blessed with the opportunity to be sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple when I was 4, and now I have that chance to help others. My parents are converts to the Church and have never faltered in their faith. As a family we have been through much, and although it has been hard at times, we are brought closer together as a family through our faith and knowledge in the power of the Atonement and the Plan of Salvation. How grateful I am for the gospel in my life! Without it, my family would not be together today and I would not be who I am, a representative of Jesus Christ. I love playing the guitar and singing everywhere I go. I love creating memories with my family. I love taking pictures of everything I see. I love spending time with my friends and having a great time. I am in love with music, I love this church, I love my family, I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is my choice. Yes, I was raised in this church and was taught it's what I should be doing with my life, but it's more than that. I have gained a testimony of my own, and I see what it is like to not have the gospel in your life. I'm grateful for the family that fellowshipped mine and I will be ever grateful to God for giving me all that I have today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping my attitude alive. I have been asked before what makes me so outgoing and happy, and I can honestly say that it is all because of this church. I find the most joy when I am within the Church, and I will never give that up. Right now, as I serve my mission, I have the special opportunity to live my faith through serving those in my mission area and helping them come closer to the knowledge that I have received myself-that Jesus is the Christ, and there isn't anything that His gospel cannot help us with in this life. I have more than enjoyed this amazing experience, and not only am I teaching others, but they are teaching me as well. I look forward to the day when I can live my faith by raising my own family in the Church. We are safest here. I know it, and I will continue to share that with everyone.

Are Mormons Christians?

Alec Gallego
To be Christian is to believe in Christ and his teachings and to try to follow him. The Book of Mormon, the keystone of our religion, answers this question perfectly in 2 Nephi 31:20. Read it, pray about it, and you will know for yourself. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Alec Gallego
To have a testimony is basically to have received your own personal witness of something. In this case, the "testimony" that Mormons speak of is the personal witness they have received from the Gospel taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Such as Heavenly Father and His plan for us. That we are all his children and that he loves us. That his son Jesus Christ is our Savior and he died for us so that we can return to live with Heavenly Father again for eternity with our families. This Gospel blesses families, and provides a steady foundation for a great quality of life. To gain a testimony is to know for a surety for yourself that you believe. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Alec Gallego
To become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) is to accept the teachings of the restored gospel and to gain a testimony of it through meeting with the missionaries. Once you have accepted all the truths and covenanted with our Heavenly Father to abide by his commandments and teachings, have exercised your faith in Him, and have repented of your sins; you have the ability to be baptized in His name and covenant to live a clean life. After you have been baptized, you are confirmed a member of the Church and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost as your constant companion. If you would like to learn more, the missionaries would be more than willing to help you. Show more Show less