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“Connect,” For the Strength of Youth, Oct. 2021.


Alexander R.

18, Viken, Norway

Norway: Youth Social Media 2020: Alexander Rosenkilde

Photograph by Ashlee Larsen

My favorite hobby is sailing, either in competitions or just for fun. My twin brother and I sail together a lot. It’s so cool being out at sea on our own.

The Lord helps me with sailing sometimes. If I’m stressed when I’m going out to sail, I can’t focus. But then I think of all the good things the Lord has given me, and I feel more calm.

The Lord has given me peace in my family, too. My dad isn’t a member of the Church, but he’s always supported my siblings and me. We’re like missionaries to our dad because we show a good example. When my brother went on a mission, my dad was really interested in how my brother studied the gospel and helped people. When I go on a mission, I hope he’ll be even more interested in the gospel. I hope that someday he’ll want to be baptized.