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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in Colorado Springs. I'm a Biochemistry student. I love ultimate Frisbee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I don't consider myself an extraordinary person but I can say that I love where I am at and I am so grateful for the many things that I have been able to experience in my life. I grew up in a loving household where I was taught how to make it in this rough and tough world. I was taught the value of hard work, standing up for yourself, and always clinging to your knowledge of who you truly are. I had relatively normal experiences in high school (As normal as high school can be) and I had the great chance to get involved in some of my school's plays and athletic events (I ran cross country in high school). I have for the last two years been at college studying Biochemistry. I have learned so many interesting things about the world both in the classroom and out. I have found great joy in staying in shape especially through Ultimate Frisbee which is my sport of choice. However my greatest source of joy has come from my participation in my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). I have been a member my entire life and through the hard times it is my religion and faith that has pulled me through. I have recently been called by the Church on a mission to Bolivia where I will spend two years serving the Lord. My preparation for this time in my life has been the highlight of the past few months and I eagerly await the day when this dream of mine is realized. Though I have much of my life left to go as a 20 year old, I eagerly await what comes before me. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the peace and comfort that comes from this Church and this Gospel. This Gospel has an effect on the soul beyond description and it has the ability to create change in a person. I know of this change because of the change I have felt in my own life. In my life I have made many choices and as a result have seen how choices give rise to consequences. I have experienced the pain of making poor choices. I have felt what it's like to fall short. However, I know, doubting nothing that there is a way prepared for us to succeed. That way is through Christ. Through striving to be like Him and to learn of what He taught while upon this earth. That is why I am Mormon. In the grand scheme of my life and through all the decisions I have made thus far I know that I have drawn closer to my Savior through my involvement in the Church. I have learned so much truth being a member of this Church. I have learned that there is a plan for us. A Plan of Happiness. I have learned that Heavenly Father literally is our Father and His purpose is to have all of us to return back to His presence. I know that this Gospel is one of individuals meaning that its pertains to each of us individually. It applies to our lives so perfectly and it can be the means of great joy if we merely let it be. I know the Christ lived upon this Earth and that He lives now. I know that He suffered, bleed, endured the Atonement, and died on the cross that we may have the chance to be cleansed of our sins and rise to a potential we could not otherwise reach. I know that our prayers are heard. Our God is not a silent God. He speaks today through the mouth of the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson and he gives us personal revelation relative to our readiness to receive it. I know that the Holy Ghost is real and that he testifies of truth and comforts us in our times of need. Being a Mormon has revealed to me all these things. It gives me hope, it gives me strength and it gives me purpose.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best version of myself that I can be each day. I have had a couple calling in the Church so far but in all of them I noticed that it is most important to be genuine and real to other people. This is a tall order when the frustrations of life rain down on you but I have always been of the opinion that we will be upheld in our trials if we are doing what's right. So to the best of my ability I cling to that. I read my scriptures daily, I get on my knees and pray, and then I go out and do the best I can. Whether its going out and seeing other church members through hometeaching or preparing a lesson for church that Sunday I always seek to learn myself how to become better while also watching for the needs of those around me. Attending church each Sunday provides great joy for me as well. There is a Spirit felt there that is unlike anything else I experience during my week. Its a safe haven where I can feel the love and camaraderie of the people around me. Its that boost I need to carry me through the work week and it sets my mind in the right place to carry the Spirit I felt at Church with me throughout the week. Perhaps one of the largest parts of me living my faith is just being myself around others. I have had many times in my life where I have been asked questions about my faith and why it brings me so much joy. It is one of my greatest joys to in turn share my experiences and show them how much the Church and the Gospel means to me.