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Hi I'm Alex

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I was the only LDS kid in my school growing up.

About Me

Hey so my name is Alexandra but I've always gone by Alex. I go to Utah Valley University to hopefully become a chemist. Possibly later emphasizing in forensics. Going to Utah was an adventure since I never been outside the east coast before going there. My parents immigrated to the US from Colombia and met each other in the states and where converted. I am the youngest sibling but I am the first to go on a mission in my family. I am going to the California Ventura Mission spanish speaking. Growing up I was the only member in my school but it gave me opportunities share my beliefs. I actually enjoyed being "the mormon kid" especially on my sports teams in high school. I played field hockey, winter track (distance), and lacrosse.

Why I am a Mormon

Yes, I was born into the church but that did not mean I had to stay. Since I was the only Mormon growing up I was different and at times it really sucked. Everyone wants to be part of the crowd with the "cool" kids. So I decided to find out for myself for the first time when I was 10. I knelled down and prayed to God for ME. I started to read the Book of Mormon right after that and I felt something I never had before. It was a good burning feeling but at the time I was frightened and closed the book. I remember thinking how could that have happened if I only read a few pages but that's when I realized that was my answer. Life went on after that and I did not stop asking questions. My conversion did not happen all at once it was little by little. I had small realizations of peace and joy when I got answers. There been times when I wanted to just forget it all and went away from the church but it was during these times I felt angry and unhappy and tried to blame things on others. But somehow in these hard times I would remember my past experiences because I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it.

How I live my faith

Growing up I learned valuable skills. I developed leadership skills by being in the youth groups and going to church camp by seeing how others would take charge helping and willing to serve one another. I applied these lessons to everyday to qualify for NHS and SHS. I would go to seminary(bible study class) Monday through Friday at 5:30am before going to High School. When I went to college and went to my new ward I was in charge of planning activities every Monday night. I was able to meet, work, and become friends with the people through this. I know for a fact I wouldn't be the same person I am today without these friends I have made.