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Hi I'm Alek

I'm 19. I love Drum Corps. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Alek! I love music and school. I play ukulele, percussion, and piano. I was also in marching band during high school, which included marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. I love DCI (Blue Devils and SCV are favorites). I like to run half marathons and I find them enjoyable (or maybe it's just all the free stuff at the end of the race). I am secretly a bit of a board gamer. I love party games that get everyone together and talking. I enjoy school and learning, too. I plan to go to college starting in 2017. Currently, I am serving in the Alaska Anchorage Mission, and it is awesome!

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up in the Church, but that doesn't mean I've never had questions. But, I have found that the way to overcome doubts is to rely on my faith and ask. When I have problems, I find comfort to know I can go straight to the source, God, for answers. I know that Christ's Church, with its authority, is here on the earth again. I know that Joseph Smith restored this gospel and we have a prophet, Thomas S. Monson, today. God wants us to help us through our trials and setbacks. He gives us things like the prophet and scriptures to help us. God knows life gets hard, but He wants nothing but the best for me and everyone on the earth.

How I live my faith

Religion is not just a Sunday activity. Religion truly takes place in the day-to-day things. As I go throughout my day, I strive to always remember Christ and what he's done for me. I believe he knows exactly what trials and struggles I go through, so I can never feel completely alone, no matter how dreary life can sometimes seems to be. Every day, I read from the scriptures, including the Bible and Book of Mormon. The words in these books help give me the strength and nourishment I need. Currently, I am serving a mission in the Alaska Anchorage Mission. It is a 24/7 kind of job, but it is an amazing experience serving the people of Alaska and spreading the "good news" of Jesus Christ.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Alek
The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a result, to become a member of the LDS church, you must have a desire to live the commandments and teachings of God and Jesus Christ. Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are sent around the world to teach people about these teachings and how they can follow them. To become a member, a person must be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. You can request missionaries on Mormon.org or talk to the ones you see walking/biking around your town! Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Alek
Missions are funded by the missionaries as well as any donations contributed by others that wish to help those who may have trouble coming up with the funds. Because missionaries realize the need to spread the knowledge of Jesus Christ as our savior, missionaries make themselves able and available to serve missions. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Alek
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the official name of the church some refer to as "mormonism." The official name comes from the fact that we believe this is Christ's Church in these latter-days. Often members or the religion are called Mormons or Mormonism due to the fact that we believe in the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture that works in unison with the Bible to testify of Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Alek
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do not worship Joseph Smith. While we do believe Joseph Smith was called by God to be His prophet and direct His Church, we do not worship Joseph. We worship God, our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, our Savior. Show more Show less