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Hi I'm Alexis Brian

I am a small town, farm girl. I love running. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a small farm town. For the past two years I have been going to college. I have been working towards becoming a nurse. I also worked at a rehabilitation center as a physical therapy aide. Some of the things I like to do are go camping, hiking, riding horses, and snowmobiling. My most favorite thing to do is go to the lake and water ski and wake-board! Another thing I like to do is run! I finished my first half marathon and one day I would like to run a full marathon! In my down time I like to read, listen to music, and hang out with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling; I'm always ready for a vacation! I also love to do girl stuff like get a pedicure and go shopping! Right now I am preparing to serve a mission! I will be serving in Kentucky and I'm pretty excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the religion I have been raised in to. From the time I was little I can remember going to primary classes, Sunday school, Young Women's classes, mutual activities, and more. I have great parents who have taught me His gospel. It was finally time for me to move away from home and be on my own. This is when I truly found out why I am a Mormon. I feel that I am a better person and that everything in my life is better because of my religion. I make better decisions and live by a higher standard because of what I have been taught. While living on my own there was no one to make me go to church, say my prayers, or read my scriptures. It was all up to me and at first I took advantage of my new found freedom. It wasn't long before I realized why I did things like go to church and read my scriptures. It was because of the meaning it brought to my life and because I know that this Gospel is true. I love learning about it and I love living it. I know that my Savior lives and that He knows each one of us and He loves us. I know that the infinite power of the Atonement is real, even if I don't fully understand it. I know that our Father in Heaven is merciful. If we repent of our mistakes and do our best to be obedient we will return to Him. I know the Holy Ghost is real and that he speaks to us and guides us. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God. I know that Joseph Smith is also a true prophet and that he did restore this Gospel to its fullest. I know that the ordinances performed in the temple and the covenants that are made are true and that with them families can be together for eternity. I know that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that this church is the only true church of Jesus Christ. I love my Father in Heaven, his son Jesus Christ, and this Gospel. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith. Sometimes it isn't easy and sometimes I fall short. I think it's important to know that no one is perfect, but that we do the best that we can. I try to do my best by going to all my church meetings, paying a full tithe, praying daily, reading scriptures and studying other church approved material, and keeping the commandments. Also, to live my faith I try to be honest in all that I do and I try to be obedient to my earthly parents and my Heavenly Father. I do my very best to follow the teachings that I have been taught. I try to be an example to those around me and stand for truth and righteousness. Another way I try to live my faith is by being a friend to everyone and helping them when they are in need. There is so much a member of this church can do to live this faith, but I feel that if we remember that we should always try to be like our Savior, Jesus Christ, then we will be living our faith.

What is faith?

Alexis Brian
To me faith is to believe in things that we cannot see; it is not to have a perfect knowledge of things. Right now in my life my faith is being tested by preparing to serve a mission. I do not know what the next eighteen months have in store for me, but I have faith that my Heavenly Father will guide me and take care of me. I believe faith is the first step to gaining a testimony of the truthfulness of this Gospel. Faith requires action. A person cannot say they have faith in Jesus Christ if they are not willing to follow his teachings. By following him and by doing what is asked of us we show that we have faith in Him. As we do this we start to gain a more perfect knowledge of the Gospel, our faith is strengthened, and we start to gain a testimony. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Alexis Brian
I have recently had the opportunity to go through the temple. It was an amazing experience and I encourage everyone to have the goal to go to the temple. The first question asks why are only some Mormons allowed into the temple. My answer to this is that all Mormons have the opportunity to go to the temple, but they have to be worthy. We have to be living our lives in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The next questions asks is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? It is not that what goes on in the temples is a secret, but that it is so sacred. Our Heavenly Father wants all of his children to be able to have all of the blessings that they can receive by going to the temple. The last question asks what goes on in Mormon Temples? There are very sacred and special ordinances performed and covenants made in the temples. One of them being that our families can be sealed together for all time and eternity. To know that our families can be together forever and that we can see those loved ones that have passed on is such a blessing. Show more Show less