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Hi I'm Alex

I was born and raised in Utah. I'm 18 yrs old. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play guitar and be with my friends. I had a blast in the Boy Scouts of America. I am an Eagle Scout. I just graduated high school about a year ago. I also enjoy the outdoors. I love to go camping.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this religion. I was baptized and confirmed a member of the church when I was 8 years old. When I was younger it didn't seem that important. Everyone around me said that this is the true church, and I took their word for it. Eventually I realized that I needed to know for myself. I was about 16 when I first finished reading the Book of Mormon. I got down on my knees and prayed to God. I asked whether or not the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was true. I didn't get the expected yes or no answer. Instead I learned that God is real and that He answers prayers. I also learned that I needed to repent and have faith in Christ in order to receive the answer I need. Through lots of prayer, I have received for myself a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that the Priesthood of God truly is on Earth. I believe that the leaders of the church really hold proper authority from God. I'm currently on my third time reading the Book of Mormon and have faith that I will learn that it is true through prayer.

How I live my faith

Growing up I was taught how to be an active member of the church. I took part in organizing activities with the young men. I would go with my dad to visit some of the elderly people in my neighborhood. I also was able to go to the temples and enjoy the blessing that come from them. Currently I'm a missionary for the church and am doing my best to share the gospel with the people around me.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

One way I know that there is a God is because I have felt His spirit. God is our loving Heavenly Father. Because He loves us, He wants to help us through out our lives. We can feel His spirit when we sincerely pray in faith. You can ask Him yourself if He is there. In Alma 22:18 there is a great example of someone who wasn't sure and was looking for an answer. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is holy scripture. It has the records of God's dealings with the people of ancient America. We can learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ from it. When we read it and pray about it we can learn for ourselves that it is true. Show more Show less