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Hi I'm Alexandra

I'm an art history student with dreams of working someday with the world's greatest art. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying art history and French. I recently got back from an 18 month mission in Tahiti - oh how I miss my Tahitian friends and family! I love learning and exploring all the world has to offer; I believe that diversity is the spice of life! I love to read, go to museums, watch good movies, and taste all kinds of world cuisine. I can't wait to see where my life takes me in the next couple of years!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon, and spent most of my high school years trying to figure out exactly what I believed. I knew what my parents believed, but I didn't know if I truly believed all that I had been taught growing up. It was a long process. I can't say if there was one moment that solidified my belief; it was more of a gradual conversion for me. I ended up realizing that I couldn't live without my belief in my Savior, Jesus Christ. He is my companion, my friend, and my Redeemer. During the hard times that inevitably come during one's transition from childhood to adulthood I always knew that I was loved. I knew that I had a Savior who understood. I'm a Mormon because my life is incomplete without that relationship with Christ. I'm a Mormon because I yearn to be close to Him, because my belief in Christ brings out the best in me and my life.

How I live my faith

I love to go to activities with my Young Single Adult ward. We have potlucks, gospel lessons and games on Mondays, and other fun activities together. I also really enjoy visiting other women in my ward; we talk about our lives, our struggles, and our triumphs. It's a great way to meet amazing new people I wouldn't have otherwise.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Our primary goal as missionaries is to invite people to come to Christ, but we want to really love the people we teach. We'll teach you about Christ, but we'll also ask about you; we want to know you! We love the people we teach and are so excited to share a message that has brought us so much happiness! Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

The goal of the temple is to help all of God's children to return and live with him again one day. Without the temples, we would be unable to make covenants (or, in other words, promises) that are necessary for our salvation. The temple is a place of peace, a little bit of heaven here on Earth. As I sit in the temple, I can feel its divinity and am sheltered from the world for a moment. When I am confused or lost, it is in the temple that I see most clearly. When I have problems or trials, it is in the temple that I most fully understand Jesus Christ's sacrifice for us. The temple is a strength to those worthy of entrance and a beacon to the world. I am so thankful for temples! Show more Show less