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Hi I'm Alex

Born in Provo, UT. I love to snowboard but cooking is my passion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a senior at Mountain View High in Orem, Utah. I play tennis for the high school team and I snowboard in the winter. I like to snowboard at Brighton when it snows, but Sundance is only 20 minutes from my house so I go there for just a few quick turns. I am the sixth of eight kids, so sometimes the family life can be pretty hectic. Currently, all of my older siblings don't live at home anymore, so I live with just my two younger brothers. It's hard because now I'm caught in a situation where I need to be the example to them. I have a lot of pressure put on my shoulders now that I'm the oldest at home, and so I have to learn to take responsibility and grow up a little. I am learning slowly how to make the right decisions regarding my future after high school, how to organize my life with school and sports and other activities, and how to still be that example that my little brothers look up to.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be a Mormon because I believe this church to be true. Throughout my whole existence, I have always been Mormon. My parents have taught me since I was a kid how this church has blessed their lives' and how it can bless mine if I live by it's doctrine. But, it hasn't always been this way. As we are all humans, life can be hard and can throw many trails and tribulations at us, and sometimes this can really effect our lives. When I was a sophmore in high school, I didn't have many friends. I felt like I was alone and I started to fall away from this church. I didn't go to church every Sunday, I wasn't participating in the youth activities and I started to push people out of my life. I made myself more and more alone. I felt like God had forgotten me and He didn't care about me or love me. I dug myself into this big black pit of despair and I thought there was no way out. One night, I decided to ask God if He was there. I got down on my knees one night and offered up a simple prayer. I asked him, "are you there? Do you love me?" The moment I said those words, I felt this warmth all around my body. It was as if somebody was giving me a great big hug. I knew, this was God's way of saying, "I love you. I am still here." This was a testimony to me that if we are ever caught in a moment of despair in our life, all we have to do is ask our Father in Heaven if he loves us, and I know that we will receive an answer.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week, and I participate in the youth activities of the ward every Wednesday. I have the opportunity to home teach some families in the ward that all have different backgrounds. I get to teach a widow, two families that each have at least one child living at home, and a 90+ year old couple at a retirement home close to where I live. It is an awesome experience for me because I always learn something new from each family that can help benefit my life to when I will start my own family. I also get to go to a class at school called Seminary, where I can learn the same principles that I learn in church every Sunday.