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Hi I'm Alex

Mississippi born and raised, med-school hopeful, & member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or "A Mormon"

About Me

Well, I'm Alex and I am a 23, almost 24, year-old convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up in a small town in Mississippi and will soon serve a two year mission. I recently graduated from college with a bachelor's degree and, upon my return, plan to attend medical school. I enjoy almost any outdoor activity including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing, building/racing anything with a motor, and camping. I'm laid-back, spontaneous, and open-minded.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Baptist and really had no understanding of Heavenly Father until I began taking the discussions from the Missionaries at age twelve. I always thought that our God was a cloud, and we were here to believe in Him and that's it. Try to imagine my awe when I was told that He wasn't a cloud, but was, in fact, a personage with a body just like you and me. Not only that, but He sent us here and made us this way, in His image, to receive these bodies and return to live with Him. Wow. It wasn't until I was sixteen that I really began to understand WHY I knew and had the testimony I will soon share, but the Holy Ghost made these truths known unto me and I knew right then and there that this is Heavenly Father's true Church, true Work, and true Gospel. I testify of the truthfulness of this Gospel. This is our Heavenly Father's work and mission, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. I know that we are here because He loves us and wants us to return to live with Him with bodies just like the one He has. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true and living Prophet of God who receives direct revelation from our Heavenly Father. I know that it is only through the Atonement, or total Sacrifice, of Jesus Christ that we may return to live in the presence of God. I know that this is Heavenly Father's fully restored Church on the earth today, and that it was brought to pass by the young Prophet Joseph Smith and his desire to serve Heavenly Father. I leave these truths with you, in the Sacred Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Let's see, I was avid in the Boy Scouts of America in my youth, and earned the rank of Eagle and two palms. In Church, I serve as a young men's leader and a local missionary. Soon, I will depart for two years and serve as a full-time missionary.