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Hi I'm Alexie

I am a college student, preparing to make a difference in the world, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE the outdoors and spending time with my family! I am the third of six kids (4 girls 2 boys). I've spent most of my summers camping, and, when I got a little older, boating. I love tubing, wake boarding, and just relaxing on the boat! I also love exploring new trails on 4-wheelers and dirt bikes and enjoying the beautiful mountains Heavenly Father has created for us. I am currently enrolled in a University, studying Public Health. I enjoy learning about different ways to eat better and stay active. I believe that a positive and productive mind has a lot to do with how well our bodies are taken care of. When we are doing what we should, there is happiness and peace in our lives. My favorite restaurant is Café Rio, but my all-time favorite food would have to be pickles...they are SO refreshing- especially after a good workout! :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, but I didn't always have a testimony or know for sure if this was the true church. That changed during my first year at girls camp. Starting at the age of twelve, girls in our church are given the opportunity to go to girls camp, which is held every summer. I was so excited because my older sisters had already started going and had told me awesome stories about it. On the third night, we had a devotional, and a parable by Jenny Phillips was told, called The Three Princesses. While listening, with the desire to know for myself, I learned for myself that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and also our brother. He knows and loves us, and He is real! This was the first time I recognized the spirit. It burned within my heart and spread goosebumps across my body. I knew with a surety that I was at the right place and Heavenly Father and His Son, my brother, were aware of ME and loved me and knew what I was going through personally. It was the best feeling I have ever felt, and I never wanted it to go away. Every time I read out of the Book of Mormon or any other doctrine, I get that feeling and know that the Holy Ghost is bearing witness to me that what I'm reading or hearing is true. I'm glad to say that I know this church is true. I have no doubt. I know The Lord speaks to us and gives council through his prophets. Just like Moses or Noah, I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and he restored the fullness of the gospel back to the Earth. I know that Heavenly Father appoints prophets to teach and guide us, and I know that He won't let them lead us astray. I have received so much happiness from following the councils of prophets that have received revelation from The Lord for us. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God because of Moroni's challenge too - which is to have a strong desire to know if the Book of Mormon is true and read it, and then the Holy Ghost will testify the truth of all things!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my actions. I love Heavenly Father and want to be obedient and show my love by going to church every Sunday, and participating in other activities that are provided to help us grow and come unto Christ. I CHOOSE to have faith, and I strive to do simple things everyday that help me strengthen my faith. Examples include reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, looking for the hand of God in my life, and serving others. I have been blessed to receive callings where I have been able to serve those where I live and go to church with. These callings include serving in presidencies for the women my age, planning activities, taking care of any business, and serving them. I have also been blessed to teach young children in their Sunday School classes, as well as going out and visiting those in my community. I've been privileged not only to visit the elderly and learn of their lives, but other sisters. This is called visiting teaching. Every month, I go to the same sister, visit with them, then share a message from the gospel that I have recently learned with them. This is great for friendships and support. I am also preparing to serve a full time mission in New York, where I hope to share my message of the glad tidings of this gospel to any who are longing to hear words of hope and assurance. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me much comfort and so many blessings in my life, and I want others to have those blessings as well!