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Hi I'm Alexsa

I'm student. I'm a journalist. I'm a daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Sophomore in college studying Communication with an emphasis in Video Production, with hopes of becoming a News Producer some day. I love cameras! Taking videos and photographs, editing, and creating are all things that I can see myself doing for the rest of my life. I live and breathe news. As a journalist, I like to be informed and I love to learn. My hobbies include swimming and playing water polo which I have done since I was 13 years old. I am the eldest of three children. My little sister is 15 years old and by little brother is 12. I have lived a way from home for 2 years now and it has been a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow as I pursue a higher education I believe in being a life long learner.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope. I believe in eternal families. I know that if I am faithful to the Lord's commandments while I am here on earth, I will one day return to live with Him and with my family for all eternity. Since I was in junior in high school, my father began to lose strength in the right side of his body. I watched as he slowly walked up the drive way every evening after work, dragging his right leg. Soon his speech became slurred, and he could no longer use his right hand. I watched as my 42 year old father got weaker and weaker every day. After I graduated high school, my father was put on temporary disability. Without the use of the right side of his body, he could not work. My parents gave me permission to attend college out of state. Even though I felt the need to stay and help, they encouraged me to go. It was not until my second semester of college that my father was finally diagnosed. The doctors thought he had a minor stroke in his sleep, but none of the tests that he was put through showed signs of a stroke. After countless exams and hospital visits, the doctors had finally reached a verdict. All we were told was that neurological connections near his brain stem are degenerating and that there is no cure. Although we felt helpless at the time, it has been a year since we received the diagnosis and we are holding up. It has not been easy, but we have made it through the toughest of times with the help of other members of the church, friends, and family. Even though my dad is sick and I always wonder whether or not he will be able to talk to me in the near future or if he will even be alive, I know that everything is going to be okay. After all, my family is going to be together forever. I know that the Plan of Salvation is true and that it really is the Plan of Happiness. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. They love each and everyone of us with a perfect and infinite love.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. I participate in the planning of many church activities. Since the age of 13 I have served as a leader in my youth group. As I have gotten older, I have continued to serve in other ways. I recently served as a teacher to the 4-6 year old kids in my ward, and while at school I coordinate visit teaching for the women in my ward. Visit teach (visiting other members of the church to offer friendship and help) has been the most efficient way of living my faith. I have been able to help many sisters and in return gained wonderful friendships.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Families can be together forever. The family is central to our beliefs. Families that strive to obey the laws and commandments of God and our Heavenly Father and are worthy to enter God's temples can be sealed together forever by the power of God. Death is not the end. Marriage is not "till death do you part." It is an eternal and sacred bond filled with unimaginable blessings. We have come to this earth to be happy, and that is what families are for. Show more Show less