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Hi I'm Lexie Jones

I grew up in Seattle. I'm a Native American Pre-med major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Pre-med freshman in college, taking loads of chemistry and biology. I want to be a pediatrician and own my own practice someday. My goal is to travel all over the world to places that need pediatricians and help those children become healthy adults. In my spare time, I LOVE to read (mostly historical fiction, go Jane Austen!). I also practice Jiu Jitsu and am getting ready for a tournament coming up at my university. While I am not a violent person, I enjoy discovering the limits of my strength and using Jiu Jitsu techniques to overcome those limits. Currently, I volunteer at a hospital in the Mother/Baby unit. I set up rooms, restock, and assist nurses with upset babies. Every time I get to hold a newborn child, I am humbled by the preciousness of his or her soul, and grateful to my Heavenly Father for the blessing of a human body.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I have been a Mormon my entire life. Since birth, my parents and teachers at church taught me the gospel and taught me to live by the commandments God has given us. I am naturally obedient by nature, so I followed the guidelines set by my parents and the church without much thought, not noticing much of an improvement in my life when as I did. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I started to wonder why I followed these guidelines if I there was no noticeable change. As the author Alma said in the Book of Mormon, I wanted to "experiment upon [the] word" to truly KNOW that this gospel is true. Drawing upon my scientific background, I decided to compare myself to my non-LDS friends and see if the church had really helped me live a stronger, more spiritual and healthier life. It was immediately apparent that, though my friends and I had a lot in common, we were very different. There is a sense of self-worth that comes from knowing that you are a child of God and that He loves you, something the church has taught me all my life, and I realized that my friends were missing that conviction. Being able to pray for God's assistance and knowing that He loved me helped me deal with stress, disappointment, pain, and heartache better than many of my friends. I also noticed that these friends did not have the same support system that I did. A main focus in the church is on eternal families, families that can continue to grow together and love each other on Earth and in Heaven. Even though my parents are divorced, they did everything they could to help me and my sister value the importance eternal families, and we were raised knowing that we would be together forever. From my little "experiment", I learned that this gospel has helped me so much, and I have taken it for granted. I love the gospel and I love the Lord with all my heart, and I thank Him for His guidelines.

How I live my faith

In my congregation, I teach the adult Sunday School class that is called Gospel Doctrine. We focus one of four parts of scripture each year: the New Testament, Old Testament, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. I am in no way a perfect scholar, nor a perfect teacher, so the task of teaching the scriptures to adults my age was daunting. I have come to appreciate the scriptures and the people who wrote them more than ever before, knowing that I never could have accomplished such a feat. Only someone who was commanded of God could write such inspiring, spiritual words that endure generations after the writer has passed on. In my everyday life, I make sure to do activities that I know will invite the Holy Spirit to be with me. I walk to the temple and attend church and family home evening weekly. I try to pray every morning and night and read in the Book of Mormon every day. Now, I am not perfect in doing these things, and often it is not easy. I sometimes am so tired I can only read a verse of the scriptures, or else I accidentally fall asleep while praying. But because I make the effort to try to be close to Him, God has blessed me with the knowledge that I am His daughter, and I have a diving heritage. That is something worth sacrificing a little sleep for.