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Hi I'm Alexa

I like to read, watch movies, boat, four wheel, do photography and ASL. I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

About Me

I'm an average high school girl. I am learning American Sign Language and I love it! I love to go boating with my family. We especially love Lake Powell. I enjoy riding our four wheelers with my family in our beautiful Utah mountains! I like to do photography, and I like to write stories. I love to read and watch movies. My favorite movie is Titanic and my favorite TV show is Sherlock and Psych. My favorite book is either Catching Fire or The False Prince. I also love musicals! I used to be in drama but I'm not currently. My favorite musicals include Peter Pan, Les Miserables, Aida, and Wicked. I haven't seen Wicked before but it's on the top of my to do list! I also have dreams of traveling around the world. My main goal now is to learn how to surf. I know how to boat surf but I'm sure ocean surfing is a little different! I'm the oldest sibling of 3. I have a brother who is in junior high and a sister who is a toddler. We have fun together as a family! There is nothing I love more than to be with my family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. When I was in eighth grade I really felt lost and confused. I thought about Joseph Smith and how he was a small boy of 14. He was my age! He saw God the Father and Jesus Christ when he was 14! I thought about all the things I doubted in our church and Joseph Smith was never one of those. I had to be like him and take in the scripture "If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God." So I studied more. I had that small seed that needed to be nurtured and grown to become my own testimony. I didn't stop. I knew something good had to come for me even if I was confused. Then ninth grade started. I could start seminary! My parents told me how I would love it but I thought it would be boring but instead, I loved it and I still do to this day! I still continued to study until I chose for myself that the Lord would be my own foundation for a steady life now and after death. Then I went to trek. Trek is when you reenact the pioneers (at a small amount). I had read Elder Holland's testimony of the Book of Mormon and I kept it in my heart throughout trek. It was a difficult journey but I knew it was where I was supposed to be. I knew the pioneers had the Lord on their side because if they didn't they would not have been able to travel as far as they did with as little as they did. They went through so much for a book? Yes. I can testify that that book is the true word of Christ. It has been persecuted as have the people who believe in the book but it is true! I know that if you read and study its words you will know that it is from God and it is true. Joseph Smith was a true prophet and he translated that book. The principles from the book are what we are taught today and I know they are true. His word is never changing. I KNOW the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I've felt it. I've seen it, and I know He is always there and will never leave me alone. I will thank Him by living His gospel. This gospel. I know it is true!

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday. I love going to our youth group activities. They are so fun and it's a great bonding time for us as friends. I love to serve others. I am part of the Be the Change club. It's a club at school that tries to help us become one unified school with no cliques or bullies. I am also part of the House of Representatives. That is a club dedicated to making our school more enjoyable and convenient for students. Our church teaches us to be more Christ like and to serve others so I make it a daily goal to find someone to serve. I need help so I pray and read the scriptures for guidance. I am also in seminary which is a class for high school students to take in which we learn more about the gospel. It is one of my favorite classes and I try so hard to make what we learn part of my everyday life.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Alexa
"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly." We are a Christian church and we believe in Christ. The Bible talks about the coming of Christ, the birth of Christ, the death of Christ, and what happens after that. However, the Bible has been passed down so many years and has been translated so many times and things have been added or taken away from it, so we don't know if the Bible is 100% translated correctly. That is why we have the Book of Mormon. We know that Joseph Smith translated it and restored the gospel. The angel Moroni visited Joseph and taught him and when he was ready, he dug up the plates and translated them. The Book of Mormon has not been passed down or corrected. It is 100% translated by Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Alexa
Joseph Smith was a simple boy with a simple life. He was confused though. He didn't know what church to join. He tried many churches but none of them felt right. Then he read the scripture from the Bible "If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God." So that is exactly what he did. He went into a small grove and he prayed. A dark force of some kind (Satan) tried to make him stop. He got bound by this evil spirit and then there came light. It was brighter than the sun! Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father came down and freed him. They talked to him. They told him that none of the churches were right. He would start the true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He would be taught by heavenly messengers and by the spirit of God. He would then dig up the gold plates and translate them because they were true scripture from ancient prophets of God. He would become the prophet of the church. Show more Show less