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Hi I'm Alex

In grew up in Utah. I have 8 brothers and sisters. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a dancer since I can remember and would love to minor in dance someday. In high school I was on dance company and participated in some of the school musicals. I also love to paint and draw with my older sister. Once I graduated high school, I took a year of college with an undeclared major. I am currently preparing to serve a mission in the Texas Houston South Mission and couldn’t be more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I’ve grown up Mormon and believed in this gospel since I was little. Ever since my desire to serve a mission came, doubts started to follow. I would get these thoughts and doubts that felt like they weren’t even mine. As I talked to my mom about it, I realized my testimony was being tested and Satan hated my desire to serve. About a month after I graduated my mom passed away unexpectedly to sepsis. I promised myself that day that I would do everything I could to get back to her. How could I be angry at my Heavenly Father? I’m grateful I had her as long as I did and He prepared me for that day more than I will ever know. I also know I agreed to these trials before I came. I’m not sure I knew what trials I would go through, but I knew it’d be hard and I still agreed to come. About a year later, I was in a time where I felt so alone. I couldn’t feel my Savior or Heavenly Father, yet I was praying and reading scriptures every night. I also felt I had a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father than my Savior. So one late night, I prayed for help and I prayed for anything. Then, for some reason I got on Facebook as I was thinking,”it’s one o’clock. Go to bed.” But what popped up as the very first thing on my timeline was a scripture that read,”I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you.”D&C 61:36. That night was when I really felt a relationship with my Savior and it was amazing! I knew He knew what I was feeling and I could feel his love surround me! A few Weekends ago, still feeling more distant with my Savior than I wanted, I sat in sacrament meeting and prayed to find that relationship. The day before, at my cousins baptism, A speaker said to remember to listen after you pray. Usually I wait for the lesson to find an answer, but this time I wanted to listen to what I felt. Immediately after that prayer, I could feel BOTH my Savior and Heavenly Father so close to my heart and Their love for me. Pray always and listen to the Spirit! It’s amazing!

How I live my faith

In college, my calling was a Family Home Evening co-coordinator. Every Monday I had the opportunity to get a small group together, create an activity to do and become closer to people who once were strangers. It was really fun to create new friends and have a group to call family.