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Hi I'm Alex

I'm an amateur pianist. I'm a writer. I'm an online cartoonist. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I completed a college degree in English in 2012, but found it difficult to get a job with my degree. After a lot of soul searching and prayer, I took the courage to go back to school and get a degree in Mechanical Engineering, starting completely over in my education. In my spare time I still use my talents as a writer making animated shorts that I post online, and I keep my skills as a pianist alive as the organist of my congregation. I am a lover of all forms of story-telling: from books to plays to film to oral history from the mouths of wise friends. Creating is my main passion, whether it be writing a book, composing a song, animating a cartoon, building a bike, or even constructing a Lego set.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that it is the only true church upon this Earth. There is such a thing as Truth, and there are such things as right and wrong. Through reading the Book of Mormon I have come to know this. In this book are some of the best stories ever collected by man, and they are among the best partly because they are true. To be able to have a second collection of scripture testifying in unison with the Bible that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of the whole Earth, and that man can be saved through him and by no other means, gives me the hope and the energy I need to do what I know is right everyday. These two scriptural witnesses assure me of my Savior's love for me and let me know I can return to my God if I seek Christ out. The Book of Mormon being true means that the Prophet Joseph Smith who the Lord called to Translate it was a true prophet and that means that the Church of Jesus Christ is the true church of God on the Earth and that it is the same church that Christ established while on this Earth, with Apostles and Prophets directly under the direction of God leading the people. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In everything I do, I seek to make it an offering to the Lord who made me. With the videos I make, I seek to teach people about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in an entertaining manner. When I play the piano, whether it be something as complex as Rachmaninoff, or as simple as a common hymn, I seek to channel my love of God through the music, that others can know why I play. When I write, I seek to share the knowledge that my faith has brought to my life, avoiding anything that would promote untruths to others about how life is or what can bring true happiness. I know I don't always know the best choices, but I can share what I know and hope others will do the same with me and that our sharing of stories will lead to a combined improvement of mankind.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

The Missionary's role is to explain basic fundamental beliefs held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. The lessons they teach are designed to share the message that Jesus is the Christ, that God is our Heavenly Father, that God has a plan of happiness for us on Earth, that God has called a Prophet today just as he did in ancient times to direct the church, that the Book of Mormon is another book of scripture that along side the Bible testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and that we can know all of this is true through reading the Book of Mormon and praying to God to know if it is true, which he will answer through the Holy Ghost. The Missionaries have several structured lessons that serve the purpose of sharing this message, but are given the freedom to also answer questions and share information as they feel best when the Spirit directs them to. You can ask them any question you have about the church, and they will do their best to answer your questions or put you in touch with someone who can. Show more Show less