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Hi I'm Alec

I am a young, married man and a father of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of two amazing young children. Besides playing with my kids, I enjoy music, working outside, woodworking, camping, and spending time with family. I have a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders, and will soon be starting a master's program in Speech Language Pathology. I served a two-year mission for my church in Mexico City, Mexico. As a result, I enjoy using my Spanish as often as I can as well as eating good, authentic Mexican food! I currently work for a school district doing speech therapy for students at two elementary schools.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. My parents were also born into this church and have been faithful members their entire lives. While I consider this a great blessing, it has also been somewhat of an obstacle at time for me personally. Because of my and my family's history in the LDS faith, it has become the culture of our family. Growing up, it was simply a part of our lives to attend church every Sunday. I never questioned or rebelled, because it was as normal as eating dinner every single evening. It was always easy to take it for granted. Even when the time came for me to serve a two-year mission for the Church, I just went because I had always been told that it is what you do. It was on my mission, however, that I learned that I do have a real testimony of this church and that it is not just my culture. On my mission, everything I had learned my entire life suddenly clicked and made sense to me. I finally understood who I am and what my relationship to God is. It helped that on my mission I was learning to truly love everyone and to be a selfless servant of our Heavenly Father. This realization did not come all at once in a soul-shaking experience. It is something I learned overtime. I have a strong testimony that this is the true church and that by living the true doctrine we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I know that He knows me and that He loves me. I know that He loves me so much that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for me. I know that Jesus lives and that He is our Savior. I also know that God does not forget us. He still talks to us today through a living prophet. I love this gospel and I love this church. It is my foundation and the foundation of my own family that I now have. I have seen many blessings in my life as I have tried to live the gospel righteously. I know these blessing are available to everyone and I share this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am the ward mission leader in my local congregation (ward). This means that I work very closely with the full-time missionaries assigned to my area to find and teach people that are interested in learning more about the LDS church. I also work with the missionaries to help members of the church that no longer attend church meetings for a number of different reasons. My main goal as a ward mission leader is to help the members of my ward work with the full-time missionaries to spread the gospel. Additionally, as a home teacher, I am assigned to visit two families in my ward at least once a month. The purpose of this assignment as a home teacher is to befriend the families and get to know them while offering support to them for anything and in any way that I can.