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Hi I'm Alex

I love to learn. I play basketball. I'm a missionary. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Scotland/Ireland mission and loving it! I have a family of 7. As a family, we love to be in the outdoors together. I'm the oldest child and love being a big brother. In high school I played on the school's basketball and football teams. I like to consider myself as a fairly athletic person and I love exercise. I attended school for a year before coming out on my mission and I'll go back to study Mathamatics when I return home. I love learning and view myself as a curious person. I try to work hard and apply myself to what I'm learning. I have worked in a wide variety of jobs: from being a basketball referee, to woriking in lawn care, to making food, and most recently as a pod worker at a TV broadcasting center. I still haven't found exactly what it is I want to be when I 'grow up.'

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong active mormon family. I was baptized as a member of the church and promised to follow Christ when I was eight years old. When I was young I never really challenged or thought too deeply into the things my parents taught me. I had always found that due to the gopels influence in our home peace could always be found there no matter what happeded earlier in the day at school or between my siblings - and so I never really had reasons to think too much about it. However, there did come a point when I was on a tour of the United States that I began to have doubts and questions come. It was a month long tour and gave me lots of time to think about what I really believed and felt. There were some concerns I had that didn't make sense and worried me. I then left home to go to university and I knew I needed to come to a conclusion and get an answer for myself. As I faced my questions I received answers from God through prayer and reading the Book of Mormon. I know this is where God wants me to be. I am still a mormon today because I have had far to many comforting witnesses from the Holy Ghost to sustain my witness of the truthfulness of the restored church of Jesus Christ. And I continue to see miracles of those who accept the fullness of the gospel today.

How I live my faith

I'm currently living my faith by serving a 2 year full-time service mission. As a missionary I try my best to become like the Savior and do what he would do if he were in my shoes. I study the Bible and Book of Mormon daily and then go out and try and help other people learn more about Christ. My favorite part about being a missionary is helping someone who is struggling to feel the love that God has for them. I love sharing Christ's words with everyone I meet. I try each day to help at least one person choose to be happy. Before coming on a mission I lived my faith by joining with the other young men in my local congregation in service projects. I was able to become an Eagle Scout and we did lots of scouting projects to try and make a postive impact in our community. I was also called upon to be a leader of these young men. So this gave me a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the qualities great leaders like Christ had and try to apply them to myself. I tried to be a leader be being a good example not only at church but in school. I also learned alot about the importance of not being selfish and to try and see others points of view. I organized activities and taught lessons in classes - it made me think deeply into the scriptures and about Christ more than just once a week.