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Hi I'm Alexandria Shockey

I'm the second oldest in a family of 8. I am a student at BYU Provo. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up in a large family, which has helped me grow into the person I am today. I have learned to be more patient and have come to appreciate the differences among all the members of my family. I love them very much and they are one of the best parts of my life. I recently finished my first year at BYU Provo and following my service as a missionary I plan to complete my bachelors. I have worked all through high school at Chick-fil-A and plan to continue to do so through college. I thoroughly enjoy working and I also love to be challenged through work and my education. I love practicing yoga and hope to become a certified instructor. I have started running, which at one point in my life I avoided at all costs. But I have come to really enjoy this form of exercise and the positive effects it has had for my heath.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church for which I am extremely grateful. I do not know where I would be without this gospel in my life. This gospel brings great peace and comfort in my life daily. Life is quite challenging and I know that as I struggle I can pray to my Father in Heaven to receive comfort and guidance. The Atonement of the gospel has made my life far greater than any other aspect of this gospel. Knowing that my Savior has died and suffered for me individually has taught me to be a better person. I know when I fail and make mistakes I can repent and be washed clean of my sins. Not only can I receive forgiveness I can gain strength in my weaknesses and improve. This gospel has taught and continues to teach me to love and be more patient with those who enter my life. I am so blessed to know and understand my Father and Savior's love for me regardless of my imperfections.

How I live my faith

I grew up in an area with very few members in my graduating class. I was asked questions on the very regular basis and so I needed to make sure that I could answer those questions with accuracy and with confidence. My testimony and conviction to my faith was strengthened greatly through these interactions and I am very thankful I grew up in that environment. I also am preparing to serve a mission for 18 months in the Daejeon South Korean Mission. I have centered my life even more on my Savior Jesus Christ as I prepare to leave my home to serve the Korean people and work to bring them unto Christ. While I was at college I had the opportunity to visit and teach two of the girls who lived on my floor once a month. I was able to teach a lesson of the gospel and to bear my testimony of each principle, which was such a great learning experience. It also helped my get to know and love those girls in a way I would not have had the opportunity any other way. This was a good preparatory situation for when I leave for my mission.