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Hi I'm Skyler

I'm a Music Making Minneapolis Minnesota Missionary and I am a Mormon

About Me

I love to sing! It's my passion in life. I can't truly express who I am unless I'm immersed in beautiful music. There is nothing like the magic that comes when voices come together in unity expressing an emotion that can't be expressed any other way. I love the magic that comes from a stage. I wish life could be a musical! I not only believe in bringing voices together in song, but in purpose. All of us as human beings are on the same team. I love music because no matter where in the world we are, it is a universal language that everyone can share and understand. My dream is to travel the world and immerse myself in other cultures of song, and to share my very small piece. I LOVE to play Ultimate frisbee. It's the only sport I'm somewhat good at and it's a sport you can play at night if you have a light up frisbee! There's no end to ULTIMATE! I have a wonderful family of a beautiful mother, a wonderful father, and my role model, my brother and his soon to be wife. I am serving as a missionary in the beautiful state of Minnesota for two years, and it has been the best and most rewarding experience thus far in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, as many are, but there was a time in my life where I needed to know for myself if it was true. When I turned 16, I had still never read the Book of Mormon for myself, and I had a lot of questions about if all that I had been taught was true. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and pray with sincerety to know the truth. It didn't happen right away, and it took a lot of faith to keep moving forward. I finished and prayed about the Book of Mormon, and I knew it to be true. I obtained a witness that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and that my wonderful family can be together forever, as part of God's plan. I continue to seek to strengthen my testimony, drawing from the experiences I had in the past, and obtaining continuing witness today. Wholesome music and sharing it with others played a huge role in my testimony. The love that the Savior has for me and for all of us keeps me going day by day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith today by sharing it with others. I know that I have been blessed more than I can explain in words, and I want others to experience that indescribable joy that comes from knowing the truth. I serve as a missionary, sharing my tesimony and sharing the Book of Mormon. Most importantly, I share the foundation of my testimony, which is the love that Jesus Christ has for us and the gifts that he has given us and continues to give.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Skyler
Jesus Christ is the only perfect person that ever lived on the earth. All of us make mistakes. No unclean thing can dwell with God. Then how can we return? A Savior had to be provided for us. Jesus Christ, with his perfect love and mercy towards all, suffered for all of our sins, shorcomings, and sorrows, and was crucified for the world. Because of this, we are provided with a way to return to our Father in Heaven. This doesn't take away personal accountability, however. We are asked that we have faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, and to repent of our sins. Repentance means that we are taking action to turn our lives in harmony with Jesus Christ and his teachings through his voice and the voice of his prophets. Repentance involves, recognizing that we need to change, humility in asking for forgivness, and resolve to stive constantly to change our actions to what Jesus Christ commands us. The atonement of Christ heals us, and comforts us in our sorrows. There is no sorrow that can't be healed by the atonement of Jesus Christ. If we use the atonement, we can someday dwell in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Skyler
The Word of Wisdom is a law set by Heavenly Father to help us take care of our bodies, which are compared to temples in the scriptures. it sets forth the things that are healthy that our bodies need. It also sets forth the things that we should not take into our bodies, namely five specifice things Alcohol Tobacco Coffee Tea Illegal Drugs Many blessings of health and knowlege are promised to us as we obey this law. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Skyler
The lifestyle of mormons is awesome! We all have different interests, careers, dreams, and backgrounds that identify us. There are some outstanding aspects of our lives, however, that knit us together as a church. We attend our church meetings every Sunday, which many do, but the gospel does not begin at the church doors and end with the closing prayer. Our lives reflect our commitment to follow Christ. We emphasize the family, and set apart a night every week to be with our families and learn more about Christ in the home. We emphasize daily family and personal scripture study and prayer. Service is a very important commandment, and we take it in every direction we can, providing physical, mental, social, and spiritual service for everyone, not just members of our church. Our true reflection of our love for Christ comes from loving our fellowman, and keeping his commandments EVERY DAY. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Skyler
All good things start in the home. If we allow material that is suggestive or pornographic in our homes whether on the T.V, on the computer, or in magazines, then that sends a signal that it is ok. I was blessed to be in a home that didn't have that. It then elevates to walking out of that movie, or leaving that party in which the evils of pornography are accessible. We must control our own thoughts, words, and actions, those will speak to those around us, and they will notice the positive difference that it makes in our lives. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Skyler
Everything around us, the air we breathe, the beauty we see and the sounds we hear are all evidence of the love that God has for us. Anything that is good is from God. When I see a beautiful sunset, or gaze into the night sky and see those millions and millions of stars, or I see a simple stream of water trickling down a mountain, I feel in my heart that God knows all of his creations intimatly and infinately. Most of all, when I hear wholesome, beautiful, music, I the feeling of God's love seems amplified and it turns into an undeniable testimony of the nature of a loving Heavenly Father Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Skyler
There is absolutely no restrictions on who can join the church based on race, color or nationality. These are traits that shape so much of who we are, and I firmly believe there is something beautiful and extraordinary about every individual. This is why the Gospel of Jesus Christ is spread worldwide so that every nation, kindred, tongue, and people can learn and understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are all children of our Heavenly Father and we all have that divine nature. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Skyler
The temples are houses of the Lord. It is the closest to heaven we can ever get to on earth. In the temple we make sacred covenants, or promises, with our Heavenly Father and experience more of His blessings. The temple is a place of the spirit and a place of learning. We hold the things of the temple very close to us, in a very personal and sacred way. The temple is where our families can be sealed together for eternity, and that our family relationships will last beyond the grave. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Skyler
There is absolutly nothing we can do on our own to qualify to be in the presence of God. We are imperfect and unclean. Jesus Christ is an expression of God's love, and His desire for us to be with Him again. Christ paid the price for our sins, and through him, our sins of scarlet can be white as snow. Faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely crucial to our salvation. Christ, through His sacrifice is constantly reaching out for us to accept it. We also know that God gave us another gift. He gave us the gift of agency, or the ability to choose. We must choose to reach out and hold on to Christ's hand. We do this by accepting him as our Savior yes, but there is more to it. When we sin (act contrary to the commandments of God) we are choosing through our actions to let go of the Savior's outreached hand, with our agency. His grace is always available to us, but He will not force us to take it. Through repentance, we take the Savior's hand once again and commit to change our nature to be like Christ. That's why faith and repentance are necessary. God is merciful and just. He provides the path, but cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance. We must daily repent and strive to change and be more like our Savior. Show more Show less