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Hi I'm Sheyla Susana

I'm a french-canadian from Peru living in USA. I'm a dancer. I'm a reader. I'm a writer. I'm a traveler. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I’m the second child and the only girl of a family of five kids. People usually think that, being the only girl, I've been spoiled, but in fact I’m the one who had to be responsible of our house when the parents weren't there, so I've learned to don’t be fan of Twilight, shopping, shoes, Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, and those kind of “girly” stuff, but instead I like to take care of others and love challenges and hard stuff like traveling in buses through North America, walking for hours to get somewhere, and I try to do anything by myself, like cut my own hair, make a birthday card, or fix something broken. I’ll find a way to make by myself… I confess, I’m kinda cheap too! I speak fluently Spanish, French, and English, some Portuguese that I'm learning. I have an accent in every language that I speak and I laugh about it. I'm learning Biblical Hebrew and want to learn Italian, German, Greek, Mandarin, and any other language if possible. I love listen to different kinds of music, popular and from the world, and love to dance Latin music and to exercise dancing Zumba. I love to work with teenager and young adults and I love to teach. I love to meet people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds. I LOVE books and writing. I love camping, hiking, volleyball, biking, take pictures, Disney and old mexican movies, Star Wars, the Beatles, Arizona, mountains, stars, road trips. I'm optimistic and see in every challenge an opportunity to grow!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were mormons when they got married. I grew up with the "mormon principles" and as a teenager I decided to follow them faithfully because I knew it was the best way to be happy. I learned in the Book of Mormon that "Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land". I've seen the hand of God so many times in my life that I just can't deny, I've seen this promise being fulfilled in my own life through so many little and great miracles while doing my best to follow the steps of my Savior Jesus-Christ. I know it's true. I don't just believe it, I KNOW it is!!! And well, I love to travel, and I must confess that it's fun to know that no matter where you go, you can always find a family if you find a mormon church. I'm not afraid to get somewhere because I know that I can always find loving and caring people with who I can feel a connection because we believe in the same things. That's just a great feeling! And of course, we always have good snacks in our activities! ;)

How I live my faith

I've been usually serving in the church with kids, teenagers and young adults, teaching classes on Sunday or daily classes on what we call seminary in our church. I've also being in charge of music in my group of young adults for about a year. I've help for years to organize activities and events for the youth and for Hispanics from Montreal. I've help to organize the annual girl’s camp for 12-18 years old girls. I've been also serving in my church by being a good friend to others, members or not of my religion, and trying to being a good example for them and giving them good advice and being there for them, to make them feel at least a part of the love that our Savior Jesus-Christ and our Heavenly Father have for them. I believe that WE can be the answer to prayers of people and the hands of God, and I try to be always willing to be that answer to people that God is taking care of them. I've also being working in projects to learn more about addictions. I really believe that Jesus-Christ can help those addicted to bad substances or behaviors and through my faith I've learned to understand better others and I try to find a way to help those struggling with those problems. I love my faith and I try to live every day the little things that I've learned at church, like prayer, scripture study, being honest, modest, kind, and going to church every Sunday to remember that I want to be like my Savior Jesus Christ and He is the example that I’m trying to follow.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Sheyla Susana
As people make agreements between them, we believe that we can make some agreements with God, where he promises us some blessings if we are obedient and we do what he ask from us. These agreements are called covenants. In temples, we make some sacred covenants with God. Those covenants are not secret, but are sacred. We need to be prepared and willing to live a clean and virtuous life to make this sacred covenants. It's the reason why only some Mormons allowed into temples. Those who love and understand the importance of temples wish that everyone could know and do all we do inside. But they are responsibilities that, as in each agreement, we need to do, and if we are not willing to make our part of the contract, God cannot give us the blessings that are associated with it. So members of church are encouraged to live a life worthy of the Temple. We need to be willing to do all we can to be more like our Heavenly Father knows we can be. We need to be willing to follow the commandments. We need to be willing to live a life where God will take the first place. We don't need to be perfect, but just to do our best and be willing to serve the Lord. Show more Show less