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Hi I'm Alexander

I'm from California. I love volleyball. I'm exactly 6 feet tall. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in San Francisco. I'm the second child of five. I have an older brother, two younger brothers, and a sister. I love reading, whether it's manuals, novels, the scriptures, textbooks, or text messages. I played volleyball in high school for 4 years. I was also on our high school academic league team. I completed one year of college studying chemical engineering at BYU. I worked for 6 months as a pizza delivery guy for Pizza Hut before serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize mission. I speak Spanish. I am currently the Migration and Travel Secretary for the mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I decided to live the gospel while I was in my senior year of high school. Even though I was born into the Church, I still had to find out for myself if it was true. I faced a lot of challenges in my senior year of high school. I eventually came to face the fact that I had to know for myself whether or not the church was true. I had always been taught that it was, but I didn't know. When I examined my life, I realized that because of the decisions I had made based on gospel principles were some of the best decisions I could've made. When I look back, my life could've been a lot worse. After praying for a long time, I knew that God was on my side, and that he was looking out for me. I knew that He loved me, and He wanted me to be the best person I could. So I took that answer and decided to serve a mission, to help other people receive the blessings I had received, to help them feel the same comfort that I had felt. After feeling the way I did, how could this not be true? So that's why I'm in El Salvador right now. I know how being lonely feels, and I don't want anyone to feel like that. People have to know that God is always with them. They just need to know where to look.

How I live my faith

Well, right now I'm a full-time missionary. I'm preaching my faith 24/7 for two years. But before my mission, I lived my faith by standing up for what I believe. I don't party with friends, I don't swear, and I tried to help my friends see my point of view. Sometimes they made fun of me, sometimes they understood and didn't care, and then sometimes they listened and decided to do something else. I live my faith through example. I know what my standards are and how I'm supposed to live. Once you do something for long enough, it becomes a habit, something you do without thinking. Once you reach that point, just keep going.