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Hi I'm Alex Butterfield

I am currently serving an LDS Mission in the Mississippi Jackson Mission.

About Me

I have three brothers and two dogs. One of my brothers is older and two are younger. I enjoy just about anything outdoors. This includes hiking, canoeing, rafting, driving off road in trucks and ATVs, camping, and many more activities. I also enjoy shooting and go as often as I can with either friends or family. I was highly involved with the local Boy Scout troop until I left for college. I went to college at Brigham Young University - Idaho for two semesters before starting my mission in Mississippi. I was born in Minnesota, moved to Houston, Texas, and then to Saudi Arabia. I lived in Saudi Arabia for eleven years before heading off to college at BYU-Idaho where I studied Political Science and Psychology for two semesters before my mission. I am currently serving in the Mississippi Jackson Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, and I gained my own testimony of the Book of Mormon when I read it in seminary when I was fourteen. I am now nineteen years old and serving a mission. I believe that gaining that testimony is when I truly started preparing for a mission. This Gospel has given me direction in life and has helped me through everything in my past, whether it was a big or a small thing.

How I live my faith

When I was in the young men's program, I was called to be the president of the 12-13 year old young men and then the 14-15 year old young men. When I was 16, I was called to be the secretary of the 16-18 year old young men. The year I turned 17, I was called to be the first assistant for that same age group. I did this until I left for college. Once I was in my college ward, I was called to be the secretary of one of the groups of men. I served in that capacity until I finished my second semester and went back home. While I was at college, I received my mission call to the Mississippi Jackson Mission where I am currently serving. I continue to live my faith by being a missionary and by example. At home, I lived my faith by going to church, doing all that I was asked and what my callings required, and by example to those in my branch and in the community.