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Hi I'm Alex

I was homeschooled. I'm preaching the gospel in the land of Kirtland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was homeschooled until the end of high school. I love learning and want to make the world a better place. I love the freedom of America and am trying to help preserve it by learning what made it great and being a virtuous person and man of Christ. I love the outdoors and enjoying nature. I hike and go camping and try to understand as much as I can about this wonderful world that God has made for each of us to learn and grow in. I also love mathematics and physics. It is inspiring to learn more about the order of this universe, and so often realize that only a loving God could have made it. I love logic and numbers where there is always a right answer, where based on only a few generally obvious assumptions one can prove a surprising number of things that hold true as long as the assumptions are correct. I love how God has given us so much inspiration to be able to see phenomena and infer patterns and discover how things work. But most of all, I love how God proves the truths of the gospel to individuals personally, that he, the greatest of all, condescends to speak knowledge to my heart. My soul has tried the experiment of faith. Truth is real, and God is eager to answer the heart-felt prayer.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Mormon in word and deed because I have found it to be the truth. As I have read the scriptures and prayed for answers, the Holy Ghost has whispered to my heart in feelings I can hardly describe a sure knowledge that God loves me, that the Book of Mormon is true, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. How could I not be a Mormon? How could I not follow the path God has led me to? His promises are sure, the journey beautiful, and Christ is my light. Without the restored church I might be alive, but with it I am truly living.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best person I can be--striving daily to do all the Lord wants of me. I know that what I am speaks much louder than what I say. I want to be the same person in all times and not put on a different personality at work or with friends. I study the scriptures daily, especially the Book of Mormon, and pray to know what God wants of me. I seek to live better each day, being more loving, more faithful, more patient, more focused on my redeemer. The trials and challenges still come, but I know in whom I have trusted, and I have found true happiness. Currently I am serving a full time proselyting Mission in Ohio to serve and share the most important message the world could possibly hear: the message of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Alex
Tithing helps us remember that we owe God everything. It helps us stop focusing on ourselves and on temporary pleasures by reminding us that it is God who gave us all that we own, our families, our bodies, and this beautiful world to live and grow in. "I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do accoridng to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another--I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants. And behold, all that he doth require of you is to keep his commandments; and he has promised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should prosper in the land" (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 2:21-22) It is a privilage and a blessing to obey the law of the tithe. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Alex
- It is a commandment to be baptized. Jesus set the example. - Baptism is a gate. It allows you to make an eternal covenant with God to stand as witnesses of God at all times, to keep all of his commandments, and always remember him. - Christ promises in return as his side of the covenant that we will always have his Spirit to be with us according to his faithfulness. - Baptism includes receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. - I believe baptism is necessary because: - - It is a formal physical pledge of oneself to God. It is remembered and a big deal. - - There is opposition. Baptism commits you to good and to refuse the evil. It allows Christ to become a bigger part of your life and allows him to change you and forgive you according to your faithfulness. - - It is very symbolic and points you down the path of covenant to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Show more Show less