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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in North Carolina, I have an older sister and three younger brothers, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student and I have a passion for learning. When a topic interests me, I take great pleasure in studying it and expanding my understanding of it. I enjoy exploring a variety of fields such as science, history, literature, and language. I will be studying biology in college and hope to attend medical school in the future. In my free time, I love to read, spend time with friends and family, and experience nature outdoors. Growing up in North Carolina has taught me to appreciate the magnificence of our planet and all its wonders. I also have gained a healthy appreciation for sports. I love to both participate and spectate. On any given weekend, I can be found camping, at a sporting event, or at one of the local car shows.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people have fantastic, faith-inspiring conversion stories that arouse powerful emotions every time they're told. I am not one of those people. I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have been a Mormon since birth. However, I am not so different from the converts to our church. The only difference between us is that while they made the choice to join this church, I made the choice to continue following the gospel. As I grew up and the time to make this choice approached, I had no idea what to do. I never felt anything but positive emotions at Church, but I just didn't know if it was right. Being Mormon is a big commitment and requires some sacrifices. I just didn't know if it was worth it, but I wanted to find out. Like the prophet Joseph Smith, I turned to James 1:5 which says: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." I wanted to find out if the Book of Mormon was true, so I prayed sincerely, asking my Heavenly Father these things. It didn't come right away, but a couple days later, I decided to read the Title Page, Introduction, and Testimonies printed at the beginning of the Book of Mormon. As I read them, I felt very strongly that these things were true. My prayers were answered as promised in the New Testament, and as a result, I've grown to more fully understand God's love for ALL of His children. I know that He has a plan for each and every one of us. We don't always know what that plan entails but He knows what's best for us. I also know that He will help direct us. We don't have to go through life on our own. If we just ask sincerely and with faith, He will send aid. It may not always be the way we expect, or even want, but He will always help. I am a Mormon because I found out for myself that God loves us and has a plan for us, and the doctrine in the Book of Mormon only helps us draw closer to Him, and our savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I participate very actively in my ward at church. I work with my peers to plan and execute a variety of activities such as weekend youth trips, community service projects, and other ward/youth functions. I also travel with a companion to the homes of a few families in my ward. We love to talk with them, offer our assistance for anything they might need, and catch up with them. I also enjoy spending time with the missionaries in our ward to teach lessons to new or investigating members.