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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in Southern California. I am a college student, and I am studying biochemistry. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah, but moved with my family to Paris, France, where we lived for two years. We then moved to Southern California, where we have settled. I am fluent in french, and I will be serving as a missionary in Tahiti for a period of 18 months. I am a college student, and am studying biochemistry and french. I have Irish danced for most of my life. I love being outside, hiking, and riding my bike. I love to play the guitar, sing, and dance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. I was raised in the church, and I was baptized into it at the age of 8. However, I have always had the agency of whether to remain in the church. As I grew up, I began to see more and more of how much of a difference it makes in my life to be a member of this church. My testimony has only grown stronger as I have experienced many changes in life. Now that I am a young adult, I look back on my life and could not be more grateful to my parents for having raised me in the church. As I continue to live the principles of the gospel, I have started to become the person I have always wanted to be. I have chosen to be a Mormon because it makes me happy. I know that this church is true, and that it has the fulness of the gospel. The gospel that we have is centered on Jesus Christ. The love that I feel from Him and my Heavenly Father every single day is real. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints has allowed me to come close to my Heavenly Father and realize that I am His daughter. This church provides the fulness of the gospel and the fulness of light, and is the source of my happiness and my strength.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am a member of the indexing committee. Indexing is done online, and involves inputting deceased people's information from images of documents such as birth certificates into a family history website. This makes the records of people's ancestors available electronically, and allows them to find this information for their own family history. This is the first step in vicariously fulfilling ordinances for these ancestors in the temple, such as baptism, sealing, and endowment. I also visit two girls in my ward each month, which is called visiting teaching. My roommate and I share a spiritual thought with them and are there for them whenever they may need something. Visiting teaching is inspired to unify the girls in the ward, and to make sure that everyone is being taken care of.