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Hi I'm Alexander J. Fender

I was born and raised in Utah. I'm an all American kid. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up having a love for the world around me, and an interest in the science that makes things function. It's always my goal to discover something new, and as long as I'm learning about something I'm interested in, I couldn't be happier. My hobbies are all over the place, and are basically anything I find appealing at the time. I'm always open to anything active. If I had to pick a couple, though, It would be fishing, mountain biking, running, and a little bit of guitar on the side. I'm always searching for new adventures, and I consider myself somewhat of an adventure collector. I have been very involved with school and my community. I was able to serve in a Student Government position, compete on my high school swim team, and serve as an officer in multiple organizations such as FBLA(Future Business Leaders of America), HOSA(Health Occupations for Students of America), and a few others. My family is a very big part of my life. I'm so grateful for the family that I have been blessed with, and that I'm so close with all of my family members. They do so much for me on a daily basis, and the love that they show me is beyond comparison. I will be serving a mission on August 7. I have been called to the Japan Fukuoka mission, and I honestly could not be more excited. When I return from my mission I will attend the University of Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up in an LDS family, and have always gone to church every Sunday. Although I have always been a member, I did not always have my own testimony and knowledge of the truth of this gospel. I knew of the peace that I always felt at church, but I went because I was asked to and not because I necessarily wanted to. In church I always learned that we needed to read the Book of Mormon for ourselves and then ask our Father in Heaven if it really was the truth, if it really was the word of God. Although I wasn't particularly a fan of reading, I decided that I was going to finish the Book of Mormon. I needed to know for my self if it was true or not. After pushing myself to read every night, I finally finished it. It took me a lot longer than it should have, but I finished it. I knew the next step was to ask my Heavenly Father whether it was true or not. As I began to kneel, and before my knee even touched to ground, I felt such an overwhelming power of warmth and love. I had received my answer, without any doubt at all, that the Book of Mormon was indeed true and the word of God! The spirit that I felt that night was incomparable to any other feeling I had ever had. As I continue to progress in this gospel and grow closer to my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ I continue to feel the power of that spirit! You cannot feel that degree of love and truth in anything else! This is how I know this church to be true. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be more like my Savior every day. I'm always in need of improvement, but because I'm trying to follow in Christ's footsteps I am constantly becoming a better me. I do my best to shine the light of Christ for others to see. It's important to me that I help everyone to feel loved and important just as my Savior would. I serve faithfully in all my church callings, and am always up for an opportunity to magnify my priesthood. I know that as I look for these kinds of opportunities and serve faithfully that I am growing closer to my Father in Heaven and developing more Christ like attributes.