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Hi I'm Alexis

I'm from Bryce Canyon, Utah. I love the outdoors. I'm the oldest of 8 & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Bryce Canyon, Utah, the prettiest place on Earth! Also known as God's country. I am the oldest of eight children in my family and I love every second of it! I enjoy playing the piano, guitar, and violin. I enjoy playing all sorts of sports. I love running in the outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. I'm currently serving a full-time mission in the Mississippi Jackson Mission. I absolutely love it! There's no place I would rather be! I want to be an Accountant when I grow up and most importantly, I want to be a mom and raise a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I leaned on my parents testimony for a time, but as I grew older, I decided it was time for me to find out for myself. Through scripture study, prayer, and attending church meetings, I was able to come to the knowledge for myself that this church is Jesus Christ's church once again established on this Earth. I'm a Mormon because I know it's true. I cannot deny the Spirit I feel as I continue to read and pray about the Book or Mormon and attend my church meetings. It has been the greatest blessing in my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought so much peace and happiness into my life. The Savior, Jesus Christ, has helped me through many challenges that I have faced in my life. I know He lives and I know He loves me. Knowing where I came from, where I am going, and where I go after this life, has been a major blessing, especially during the times when I've lost loved ones. I could go on forever! I wouldn't trade what I have for anything.

How I live my faith

One of the best ways to teach is to teach by example. I live my faith by participating in my church callings and attending all my church meetings and activities. I am currently serving a full-time mission in the Mi'ssippi Jackson mission and it's the best thing I can be doing for my life at this time. It's "the hardest thing I've ever loved to do." I strive to live my faith by reading the scriptures every day, praying day and night (or as often as necessary!), keeping the commandments that the Lord has given us, and being happy. I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. And I love it!

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

When Jesus Christ was on the earth, he called 12 Apostles to help him organize his church. Christ gave these Apostles the priesthood power to act God's name. After Jesus Christ was crucified and the people cast out Christ's apostles as well, the earth fell into what we call the Great Apostasy, where God's power and the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was no longer on the earth. The people still, however, had bits and pieces of Christ's church. People could remember some of the teachings of Christ and his Apostles and relied on the teachings of the Bible, so they started their own churches based on what they understood and could remember. The Bible went through many different councils of men trying to decide what to keep in and take out of the Bible. We see today that there are so many different versions of the Bible. The "plain and precious truths" have been taken out and altered. There was a falling away of Christ's original church. In order to have the Priesthood power back onto the earth, there needed to be a restoration of Christ's church. Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet of God and to restore Christ's original church with all its' original teachings back onto the earth in the early 1800's. He was led to an ancient record and, by the power of God, translated what's now called the Book of Mormon, which contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. By reading the Book of Mormon and the Bible together, we have the fullness of Christ's gospel. Show more Show less