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Hi I'm Lexi

I live in the United States. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon...and I love it!

About Me

I'm a student. I love to read and I love learning. I love sports and spending time with my family. Camping, fishing, hiking, boating, and just about anything else outdoors are some of my favorite pastimes. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time for those things because I'm always doing schoolwork or playing tennis for my high school team. Speaking of which, my tennis partner and I play second doubles on Varsity. My friends are so dear to me. They are some of the best people you'll ever meet and they always uplift me and support me. They help me to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and I will be forever grateful for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but didn't really gain a testimony until I started attending seminary, a religious institution of the church held for high school students on weekdays with the purpose of helping them grow closer to God. I quickly became good friends with my teacher (and found out he was an old family friend) and classmates. I loved the environment and how much better my day was when I had the opportunity to attend seminary. I wanted desperately to learn and God helped me to. The gospel made me happy. Now, I still love it. In actuality, I have grown to love the gospel more. I have a strong desire to share it with friends and family. I want them to experience the joy I am lucky enough to feel on a daily basis. I want to love and serve those around me. I want to continue to build my relationship with God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I feel such happiness in the gospel. :)

How I live my faith

I try to do as much as I can to uplift others. I love to serve. I find one of the best ways to serve another is to listen, or to offer a smile. I know those are some of the most meaningful things people can do for me to brighten my day. When in church, I always like to participate and answer questions. I share stories to illustrate points and try to help others learn. During the week I faithfully attend a religious class. It makes me so happy and my days are infinitely better after having the opportunity to learn and share the gospel with others. More than anything, I do my best to be my best. I'm diligent in what I'm asked to do and I want others to see and feel the love of God with and through me. I try to be the best example I can and always lend a helping hand. If a door is in need of being held open, count on me to be there. I know serving others is a blessing in my life. I also recognize it's a blessing in the lives of others. For this reason, I don't object when someone offers to serve me. If nothing else, I'm sure to thank them; I know gratitude is appreciated. I try to live as God would have me live, even if I can't do more than offer a smile.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon begins as an account of Nephi, the son of Lehi. Lehi led his family from Jerusalem, acting upon inspiration from God that Jerusalem would be destroyed. Lehi was a prophet of God. The records, written on gold plates, were passed through the generations and contain the histories of these people as they traveled to the Americas and dwelt in these lands, also the histories of the wars and contentions among the people as they strove for or rebelled against righteousness. The plates testify of Jesus Christ and his ministry, giving an account of Christ's personal appearance to the Nephites following His resurrection. They were eventually handed to the prophet and historian, Mormon, who abridged the records and passed them to his son Moroni as he neared his own death. Mormon's people were being destroyed due to the great wickedness of the people. Moroni obediently guarded these sacred records and buried them in the Hill Cumorah, where they were later unearthed by the prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less