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Hi I'm Alec

I play basketball. I enjoy cooking and writing. I love to laugh and work. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second of five children. My father's family descends from Wyoming farmers. My mother's family comes from Mexico and Germany, while she was born in Canada. I am the son of two teacher-coaches who have raised me on sports wisdom for as long as I can remember. Sports are a huge part of our family life. I am currently a senior in high school, where I play basketball, football, track, and golf. I am the Student Body President of our school, and I am involved in multiple clubs. I love cooking, Netflix, and watching sports. I enjoy learning more about American history with my family. I am an avid Bigfoot believer and I love watching documentaries on UFO's, science, or anything paranormal.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active LDS family, but I wasn't born with a testimony of the gospel. I have gone to church regularly my entire life, as many others have. Yet, at some point in each person's life they must gain a knowledge of something that gives them strength, joy, and knowledge. This must be done by everybody, for if it is not, they cannot find peace. I have found my peace through a testimony of Jesus Christ and His atonement. That testimony has been planted by my parents, and it has grown--painfully at times-- through the refining fire of life. I know that our Savior Jesus Christ rose from the grave, He took upon himself every pain, every sickness, and all suffering that we will ever experience here on earth. Jesus Christ fell below all of us, so that he could raise each of us. Christ's love is everlasting and reaches to every single individual on earth, even to those who do not feel it or feel that they don't deserve it.

How I live my faith

I know that if Christ was physically around me in my everyday life he would constantly be lifting those around him. I try to do the same. At work, school, and at church I do my best to make those I associate with regularly feel better about themselves and their efforts. I try to emulate Christ by offering help or service to those around me that need help or kindness. I know that I am imperfect person, so I try to be patient with those whom I could easily lose my temper or be frustrated by.