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Hi I'm Alexander

I'm a movie buff. I'm a swimmer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ooooh an "About Me" section. I was born in Fort Carson Colorado to a non-member family. We moved to Hawaii when I was about a month old where I was put up for adoption in a foster program. Three foster families later, I met my current family and was finally adopted! I was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ when I turned eight years old. Straying away from religion, I attended two highschools, one in Mississippi and the other in Virginia. I've been a swimmer all of my life, and have dabbled in Forensics (which doesnt deal with dead people) and piano. Though not naturally musically inclined, I believe dedicated effort is an integral part of everyones growth.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I'm a Mormon because of the promise of Eternal Life. Eternal Life differs from immortality in that Eternal Life means returning to live with our Heavenly Father. This gift not only extends to us but to our families as well. Through Jesus Christ, we can return to live with our familes, in the presence of God, for time and all eternity. Growing up, I had a difficult time connecting with my family. Going through the entire adoption process really had me questioning the purpose and the reasoning behind families. Through their example to me, my parents demonstrated what a family really means. The Gospel blesses families in more ways than can be described on a Mormon.org profile. The Atonement of Christ means that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

The phrase "Actions speak louder than words" comes to mind. Raised in the church, I always felt that my goal/purpose was to first and foremost lead as Christ-like a life as possible. This entails pretty much the basis of every single religion or life-based philosophy: Leading as good/righteous a life as we are capable of. In this way, we no longer feel obligated to follow the commandments of God, but are naturally inclined to do so. It eventually becomes increasingly difficult to discern between what is our will and what is our Father's will. They become one and the same. In terms of action, I decided to serve a mission! A mission (for those who don't know) is a two year period that is devoted to sharing the message of the Restored Gospel. The purpose of said missionary work is to "Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through: Faith in Jesus Christ and the Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End." The most important part of that goal however is to INVITE. A simple invitation could very well be the only thing holding some of us back from the complete blessings of the atonement.