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Hi I'm Alexandra

I grew up in Texas. I've attended BYU-Hawaii. I love to longboard and rock climb. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the daughter of a chiropractor and have lived in Texas most of my life. I have been living in Hawaii attending college since the start of 2011. During that time I was able to enjoy and take full advantage of the amazing landscape Hawaii has to offer. While not studying to complete my Bachelors of History Degree, I spent my time hiking, surfing, rock climbing, longboarding, swimming, and lounging at the many beaches the North Shore of Oahu has to offer. I love out door activities. When the sun is up and out so am I. My transportation was my longboard, no need for cars out there. I became friends with a longboard company owner and soon earned a spot as a sponsored skater. Bombing hills for videos, testing new boards, and participating in photo shoots using the Hawaiian landscape was a once in a life time opportunity, and a blast. I've worked several job positions including waitress, office cleaner, live arts theater greeter, performing circus photographer, modeled for an online vintage clothing store, office front desk person, and caregiver for a down syndrome child. I volunteer with the Tarrant County Down Syndrome Partnership and love working with those awesome kids! I also interpret American Sign Language and enjoy being involved with the deaf community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. Why, is a simple question for me to answer. I am dedicated to being happy. Happiness is the state in which I desire to live my life. Happiness is an emotion I believe was created for all mankind to participate in. Happiness is what I receive in return for actively living the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the LDS Church. In the 21 years that I have been a member, learning, studying, and most importantly living the commandments I have found out for myself that this Church brings me happiness. Further, by the grace of God I have come to gain a testimony of my own. I know that Joseph Smith as a young 14 year old boy saw in a vision God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know Joseph Smith followed the counsel he was given, translated the Book of Mormon, and restored in fullness the same church authorized by Jesus Christ while He was on the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, additional scripture to the Bible. I have heard the powerful words of the living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, as well as previous prophets, and know that these men are righteous good men, called by God to lead the Church and bring to the knowledge of all people willing to listen the things which God decides to reveal at the current time. I know these things because I have prayed and asked to know if these things are true. Prayer is the way in which I communicate with my Heavenly Father. When I pray to know the truth of things, if they are true, I feel His spirit, The Holy Ghost confirm those truths to me.

How I live my faith

I have been involved with many roles within my ward. When I turned 18 I was given charge of the sunbeam primary class. This meant that every Sunday I was responsible for teaching easily understood, uplifting lessons to the youngest group of children, the 3 and 4 year old age group. I loved this calling. Though they were young, had small attention spans,required snack time, and potty breaks, the calling involved me and gave me an important role with contributing my time to the Church. Service is a defining characteristic of being a Mormon, and is a centerpiece to the LDS Church. I choose to accept callings given to me because I love to serve the people around me. Service brings me Happiness. I am currently a ward missionary, meaning I am responsible for one of the Sunday school classes. I teach the class at least once a month and assign other ward missionaries to teach to allow them the opportunity to learn and help others grow in their knowledge of the gospel. I befriend new converts and help the missionaries assigned to my ward with whatever they need. My greatest and most exciting calling is the call I have just received to serve as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I made the decision to go on a mission, not because I am required or feel pressure to, but because I have my own personal desire to share my happiness with other people. I have been called to serve in the Brazil, Cuiaba Mission, and I report in March 2013.