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Hi I'm Alex White

I am a people lover. I am a soccer player. I am happy. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have loved being outside and playing sports for as long as I can remember. Growing up, "tom boy" would have been an accurate description of not only my interests but my appearance. I have a passion for soccer and humanitarian work. I traveled to Uganda with my soccer team to serve those effected by the war and fell in love with the people there. I know I will be doing humanitarian work for the rest of my life. I have had the same two best friends, Anne and Moe, since first grade. I am the oldest of five kids and love all of my siblings dearly. Reading is one of my favorite adventures. Riding horses is my catharsis. I love every dog I've ever met. My cocker spaniel, Finn, is my best pal and I have a hard time sleeping if he isn't at the foot of my bed. The beach is the best place to be and nothing can go permanently wrong if I'm listening to U2. I shop more often than I should, eat way too much sour candy and love cheap Chinese take-out. Obsession? lemon yogurt. I love to laugh and do things that make for good stories. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I love Jesus Christ. I love my Heavenly Father. I love my Gospel. The truths I learn in church, in seminary, at the temple, while reading my scriptures, while praying...all have provided building blocks of happiness that have founded my joy in this life. I was born in the LDS church and grew up a Mormon. I have always known it to be true. I have had my moments of doubt, but they have been brief and fabricated. I have always known deep down in my heart that I believe this to be the true church. I do not waiver in my testimony. From the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, to the Plan of Salvation and eternal families, I am a Mormon because I know this to be a gospel of light, truth and happiness! I have felt the Holy Spirit testify to me on many occasion, big and small experiences, that these things are true. I know too that if one were to investigate for themselves, read the Book of Mormon and ask God in faith, they too could receive an answer for themselves of the truthfulness of this wonderful gospel. I am a Mormon and I love it!

How I live my faith

I was told once, "There will always be a 'good reason' to break a rule; Don't do it. You will be blessed if you are 100% obedient." I struggled with this for awhile. I have always known the LDS church to be the true and restored gospel on the earth today, but I chose at a crucial age not to heed my testimony and made decisions that brought me unhappiness. I had only been making major transgressions for a short period of time, but for years before that I had been on a gradual downward slide towards sin. I wasn't doing "the little things." Skipping prayers, not doing personal scripture study, going to church just to chat with friends. And when the time came for me to make important life changing decisions, I chose the wrong. It took me hitting rock bottom to realize just how far I had strayed from the path Jesus wanted me to be on. I was devastated. Broken, I knew what I needed to do. I needed to get on my knees and pray. I needed to pray for forgiveness, and finally live the way God wanted me to. From that moment on I have said my prayers every day. I have read my scriptures without fail. I have met with my Bishop and gone through the repentance process. It wasn't easy, I cried, a lot. I wanted to give up, but I kept going for love of my Savior, His Atonement and my Heavenly Father. And GUESS WHAT. I got there, I made it! It was a beautiful day when my Bishop told me I was again worthy to enter the holy temple of the Lord and received my temple recommend. I know that God has forgiven me and that I am once again clean. And to show my Heavenly Father how grateful I am and how much I love him, I am obedient, 100% of the time, to ALL of the commandments and council. Daily prayers, studying the scriptures, modesty, clean language, being chaste, serving others and being humble and patient--all things I strive to do daily. Its hard, but He never said it was going to be easy. Obedience is how I live my faith.