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Hi I'm Alexee Quintrequeo

I was born and raised in South Ogden, Utah. I have 2 brothers, 1 sister, and a beautiful mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I am teaching myself to play the piano, and have been for almost a year now and I am not getting any better. I love to work and work hard. My humor is a little sarcastic and can sometimes come off as rude, but I care so much about everyone around me and hate to hurt people's feelings. I love to sing badly and make people feel important. I grew up in the church, so this gospel is all that i've ever known. I had some doubts during high school, but I've come to realize that this gospel is the truest thing in this world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a blessed person because I got to grow up in the church. I grew up learning about Jesus and learning to pray and read my scriptures. It was nice. Eventually, I got older and in Jr. High, I thought I was too cool for the church and fell away. It wasn't until some really nice girls (who are now my very best friends) dragged me back to the church. They invited me to activities and church. I would only go to the activities for a while but then I finally made it back to church. When I wasn't going to church, I was a very angry and sad person. I was very negative and I didn't treat my family right. When I came back to the church, I was happier. I remembered the peace and love that came from the congregation and I began to crave the feelings I experienced by going to church. Now I'm 19 years old and on my way to serve a mission. It's an incredible thing, this Gospel. Without it, I'm a totally different person and I'm not the best version of myself. This Gospel softens my heart and allows me to love more fully. It's something I wish I spent more time prioritizing rather than friends who were bad influences. Luckily though for me, those friends that I was with when I didn't go to church, they aren't bad people. I actually still talk with them. I just don't spend the majority of my time with them and they understand! They actually respect my religion and never say anything negative about it because they know me.

How I live my faith

I haven't really done anything in the church with a calling. When I was in the Young Women's, which is a group of female youth from the ages 12-18, I received callings inside the Young Women. I would go to church and be an example to the younger women. As I got older and grew out of Young Women's, I would just attend the sacrament meeting, which is a congregation of the whole ward before we split into classes. I didn't really participate, but that was wrong. I've always felt like I was missing out when I didn't help out in church. Eventually, I started going to classes with my mom and I felt better about going to church and I could participate.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Alexee Quintrequeo
Mormon church services take place every Sunday for 3 hours. The schedule goes as such: Sacrament, which is the primary family worship service where we have speakers, sing hymns, saying prayers, and partaking of the sacramental bread and water to represent Jesus's body and blood. If you do not wish to take of the sacrament, that is fine. You don't have to. You are not judge if you don't. Then there is Sunday school for another hour. It's a class with normally 2 teachers who work together, sometimes they're a married couple, sometimes they're 2 men or 2 women. They teach a lesson from the lesson book. Lastly, we have young women's (ages 12-17), Relief Society (18 and older), and priesthood meetings (12 and older). Show more Show less