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Hi I'm Alexander Johnson

I'm Alexander Johnson. I am a current student at BYU Provo. I am a future missionary for the LDS Church. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hello all! I am Alexander Johnson once again, but people mostly call me Alex (except for my mother when she's angry). I have many interests that span over many different subjects. I love sports, mostly team sports, having played both rugby and football in high school. However, I pay attention to many sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, and football. Ask me anything about these sports, and I will be able to answer it for you. I also love music. I love to find new artists, play my own renditions on the piano, or even create new songs (albeit not very good ones). I love the Spanish language, as it was my first language. My mother is from Spain, so my heritage and the Spanish language has had a profound impact on my life. I am a current student at Brigham Young University studying to go to medical school. However, very soon I will be taking a two-year hiatus to serve an LDS mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons, some of which are completely impossible for me to describe. However, I know that I am a better place because of the fact that I am a Mormon. Almost everything great I have in my life can be attributed to this great church, like my family, friends, talents, and characteristics. Although I can see many of the Lord's blessings in my life today, it has not always been that way. I did not like the way I was feeling about myself. It did not seem like I had joy in my life. So I decided to turn tot he Lord. It was a long and arduous process, but I prayed earnestly and read my scriptures diligently to gain a testimony of this church. Slowly, but surely I have developed a strong testimony in His church, such a testimony that I am now ready to serve as one of His missionaries. I know that this church brings about blessings and that it creates healthier, stronger people. I hope that other people can experience that true joy that I have experienced as well.

How I live my faith

In my church, specifically ward (single gathering of church members), I am the Family History and Temple leader. My job is to make people excited about their genealogies and to get them take the names they have found to the Temple to perform further ordinances. Recently our stake (or collection of wards) had a 40-day challenge where every member of the stake was encouraged to find a family name to take to the Temple. As a Family History and Temple leader, I was one of the organizers of this activity. We spent many hours and weeks preparing for this activity, trying to make it seem popular and fun, trying to make it look appealing to all the people. We then worked very hard through the 40 days to make sure people kept their motivation and helping them at every turn to try to find a family name. We were eventually very successful.