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Hi I'm Lexi

I absolutely love travel. I dream of starting an orphanage in Haiti. I collect antiques. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended BYU in the Fall and Winter 2013 studying Public Health. I love to play volleyball and basketball. I also have a deep appreciation for poetry and beautifully written pieces. So I guess you could say I'm not afraid to love any subject, hobby, etc. I'm a nanny for 5 kids, all between the ages of 10 and 3. And I find myself loving them like they're my own. I'm the happiest when I'm alone on an airplane traveling to a different place. One of my favorite parts of that is being seated next to someone you don't know, and getting to know them, in the quick time you are together, then leaving and going your separate ways. I've learned French since I was 9... and was fluent by the time I was 15. I have two younger sisters and my amazing mom. Everyday I try to be more like them, try to make them proud because I love them so much.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the power that comes with the truth in this gospel. I have not found a place that gives more safety, surety or comfort than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am an open-minded person and therefore I like to search out all options in every situation, and religion is no exception. But I cannot find another that compares to this Church. When I was 6, my dad passed away in a car accident. My mom raised three girls as a widow my entire life. And these truths that I've learned in church since I can remember, are what gave me the positive perspective I've had throughout my life. I know that this life isn't the end. We go on forever. There is a plan that God has laid out for us to ensure that we make it back to Him. Some may think that LDS members have unrealistic ideas about the future and about tragedies... like we just think everything that happens is okay and that we can't be sad. But I can tell you that is not true at all. Things are not always okay. I miss my dad everyday and it is a terrible thing to grow up without your dad. Of course I'd rather have him here. But the beauty of the gospel is that you know that there is a plan... that throughout it all Christ has provided a path for us through His atoning sacrifice. People do live again as Christ does. Sorrow is swallowed up in Him and we have no reason to dismay. I know He lives. I will try everyday to repay Him for the sacrifice He gave for me, to overcome the grave and to swallow up my grief. I know that He restored the true principles of His gospel to Joseph Smith and that because of Joseph's sacrifices, we have those truths here today. It is real. It is unbelievably real. I have felt it and I know it to be true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church services every Sunday for the full 3 hours... It also includes a few meetings throughout the week. I was a Sunday School teacher as my last calling which meant I taught a room full of adults out of the Bible, and Book of Mormon every Sunday for about an hour. But living your religion doesn't mean just living it on Sunday or during meetings... but every second, every day, trying to follow closely the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I will try everyday to become closer to Him, through trying to act and re-act how He would. For this reason, I have decided to serve an 18 month mission for the LDS Church, working on bringing others closer to Christ and this true gospel. I have been called to serve in the Spain Madrid Mission, starting July 24, 2013. And I can hardly wait to get started!!! Ahhhh!!