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Hi I'm Alexis Benjamin

I grew up in Utah. I am currently Serving in Sydney Australia. Trying helplessly to become a full blown Aussie. And i'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have grown up living in Utah. I love it here. I love the Snow, the family that I have here, and the wonderful opportunities I have had living here. Right now I am attending Brigham Young University as a Sophomore. I absolutely love it. I love the sports, especially football, the people, and the religious atmosphere that is there. I love being with family, immediate and extended. I love watching movies and I love reading. You could say I am a "foodie" because one of my favorite things about traveling is getting to try new foods. I love big cities, I have been to New York CIty twice and I absolutely love it! I want to be able to travel the world. I would love to be able to visit and possibly live in Europe for a while. I love the culture there and I really want to be able to experience it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since I was 8 years old. My parents were married and sealed in the Salt Lake City, UT temple and because of their example I have been guided to follow the example of my Savior. I continue to live the Gospel because at points in my life, that was the only thing I had to go on. I didn't always have a lot of close friends that lived close to the standards of the Church and it was really hard. I saw what it did to them and because of them I have strived to be closer to my Savior so that I wouldn't struggle with the same problems they had. It definitely wasn't easy and I was tempted to fall away countless times, but I prayed with all my might, with faith burning in me and Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ helped me through it. I am a Mormon because I know that this Church IS TRUE, and there is not doubt in my mind. I know that Jesus Christ, my Savior, lived and died for me to Atone for my sins and everyone else's. I know that Jesus Christ is still living today, and I know that he will return to the earth again. He is my rock and my redeemer. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that he lived and translated the Book of Mormon and restored the Church here on the earth today. I testify of the reality of the Atonement. I testify that it is real. That Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and was crucified on the cross, and that he suffered every pain, heartache, and sorrow that we feel. I know that because of this we can repent and pray unto him with full purpose of heart and he will know how we truly feel and that is why we can be forgiven. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet here on the earth today. He leads and guides this Church today. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and that he has a plan perfected just for me and he will guide me through this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending Church meetings weekly. I love to be able to go to Church and partake of the Sacrament and feel the spirit. Recently I was able to receive my endowments and so now I have been trying to go to the temple once a week, which can be quite a challenge. But it is completely worth it to make the sacrifice because of the wonderful blessings that are given there. I have tried to be an example in the way that I act and the choices that I make. I study my scriptures almost daily and I just recently finished the Book of Mormon for the third time. I just recently received a mission call and I couldn't be happier about that. I love the Gospel and I am so excited to share it with others.