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Hi I'm Alexander Payne

I love to play Texas football, I love to sing, love my family, and I'm currently serving in the Idaho Boise Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports. I played varsity football as a tight end and a defensive lineman for three years in high school and I earned All-District Honors twice as well as being named Team Captain. I also threw shotput for our Track & Field team. When I would go to visit my family in California my cousin and I would play every sport we could think of, from football to ultimate Frisbee. I also love music of all kinds. My mother was a professional opera singer so I was born with a little of her talent and have learned to play numerous musical instrument. However, my favorite instrument is my voice. I love to sing anything from R&B to church hymnals. I also love to read, watch Netflix, and relax to enjoy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I was the first-born into a family where my mother was Mormon and my father was not. They decided that It would be better for me to grow up in the Mormon faith. However, growing up in the church does not mean that accepting the restored gospel of Jesus Christ was easy. I struggled a lot to grasp on to the concept of.. everything. Until I took it upon myself to read the Book of Mormon all the way through and to pray reverently on the matter, things were unclear. However after reading the Book of Mormon, and being witness to personal revelation, and being witness to the power of the Atonement at work, I testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one and only church to have a full and restored gospel. I no longer have any doubt that the teachings of our prophets are true, and that if we will live according to the gospel and keep our covenants with Heavenly Father, we will be blessed to return to him and live in his full presence. I say this in the name of our humble Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I do my best to actively attend church activities and I try to be an example to everyone around me; at home, school, and church. I keep myself out of situations that could lead to bad decisions and I read scriptures and pray daily. Simply said, I lead by example in being the best person I can be, and by striving to be like our Savior Jesus Christ.