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Hi I'm Alyx

I grew up in rainy, wet, and muggy wester Washington. I love cliff jumping and 4-wheeling on muddy afternoons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently I'm a student at BYUI but I'm taking a break for a bit, 18 months to be exact, to serve a mission. I've been called to the Tampa Florida mission and I am beyond excited! I can't wait to share the gospel with others. I'm nervous but I know that with the Lord's help I can accomplish anything. My interests pretty much include anything outdoors except sports, I have zero coordination when it comes to anything involving throwing or catching balls. I do love hiking, canoeing, swimming and anything to do with the water. The ocean is my place and I can't get enough of it. Something about the sun shining on the waves as they crash onto the beach brings me peace. Food mm food. Yeah I love that stuff. Baking, cooking and eating are all some of my favorite things. I'm always up for trying new foods. I wouldn't say I have an iron-stomach but I love to try crazy things. I'm always looking on Pinterest for new interesting recipes and then trying them. Sometimes I feel bad for my family because they are forced to taste my latest find and well let's just say sometimes things don't work out well...but they say they still love me anyway! I love books and read almost anything I can get my hands on, when I'm not reading text books of course. I've read Harry Potter through at least 4 times. I'm fascinated my Greek and Roman myths so I've collected quite a few older books. One of my favorites series is The Work and The Glory. The saints inspire me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings something to my life that I can't find anywhere else. Without the gospel there is something missing in my life. There is an empty void in my heart. With the gospel my life is whole. I don't want to think about where I would be and what I would be doing without it. I know that Heavenly Father lives and He loves me. I can feel Him in my life each day as I pray to Him. He has influenced my life in countless ways. I know that Jesus is my Savior and Redeemer and that He died in the cross for me. He paved the way so that I can return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again one day. I am forever grateful for Him and all that He has done. I know that He appeared to Joseph Smith and restored the church again upon the earth. I know that our modern day prophets were called by God to lead and guide His church. I'm Mormon because it gives my life meaning and purpose.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the way that I act and let others see the true me. I'm not afraid to be myself and let others see me for who I am. I live my religion each day and do my best to be an example of Christ. Recently I was called to lead over a student ward and BYUI and I will admit it was the hardest thing I had ever done. There was never enough time to get things done and I often felt like I was inadequate and not ready to lead over the women. Prayer was my greatest help in getting through this tough time.