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Hi I'm Sydney

I'm loud and out there. I'm willing to try MOST things at least once. I know who I am. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old. I’ve been a "Mormon" for 4 years. I was a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love my family and my friends aka Family. Music is my life. My biggest goal is to one day have my own Jazz Band. I love my Heavenly Father and I seek to serve him every chance that I can.  I love being blatenly Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was just starting college I wasn’t looking for God. I didn’t want to have anything to do with him actually. I wanted the “typical” college experience. I guess that wasn’t what God knew I needed because when I got to school I moved in with 3 members of the LDS Church. They would invite me to church every Sunday and I would decline just like the week before. They never tried to make me do anything that I didn’t want to. After a few weeks of my roommates continually asking me to go to church I finally agreed. They prepared me on what I should expect. After church that day I decided to meet with the missionaries because I didn’t really know anything about Mormons. As they taught me the Lord was softening my heart. One day the missionaries told me that I needed to pray about what they were teaching because I would never know if it was true or not if I didn’t take action. After all.... FAITH IS ACTION.. I hadn’t really understood a lot that I had read but a thought came into my head. I thought that I might as well pray about it because it couldn’t hurt if I did right? So I decided to pray. I was so scared! I didn't know what was going to happen. Did I trust God enough to give me answer? I wondered if my fear would keep me from getting my answer. As I was kneeling by my bed I asked God if it was true. I told him that I needed to know if it was because if it wasn’t this was a waste of my time. It was the most sincere prayer I have ever said in my life. The feeling that I had after that was so amazing. I came to tears by my bed and thanked my Heavenly Father for answering my prayer. I know that not everybody will have this same experience. Everyone has their own conversion and their own answers. But I know that Heavenly Father always answers us. I knew that I needed to follow the example of Christ and be baptized and I haven’t regretted it since I stepped into those waters. That is why I am a Mormon. Because Heavenly Father made the truth known unto me.

How I live my faith

I struggle.... as everyone does I'm sure. But I do know that I will be with my Father again. This life is hard, it wasn't meant to be easy. I'm serving a mission for the Lord to build up his kingdom. Sometimes I feel like a have very little faith but the Lord reassures me that I have what is needed. I will always try to have an increase but I live my faith... by trying to trust him. That means doing what he asks... all of it.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We proselyte because we want to follow the Savior's example in all things that we do. The Savior went around inviting people to learn more about his teachings, and about our Father in Heaven. That's what we do. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

The Savior didn't just expect those who were alive to accept His Gospel. He knew that there would be others who would die without the knowledge of a Savior or of a Heavenly Father who loves us. So there was a way to make sure that everyone, dead or alive, would have the chance to hear the Gospel. But baptism is essential if they would chose to follow Christ, just as it is essential for each of us who are living today. Those people who want to be baptized but don't have a body to do so had to have a way to make it happen. So we do if for them. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is just something that we know to be true. And we know that it is true because the Holy Ghost has told us it is true. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

If you want to know then you can ask God. I remember how scary it was for me to ask and not have that surety that there was someone listening on the other end. We will never know if we don't want to know but if you find that you want to know, God will tell you. No prayer goes unanswered. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

The reason that there is no paid clergy in the church is because that is not how Christ set up his church. There weren't supposed to be men that got paid for preaching about Christ. And because this is the restored church, the same church, we believe the same thing. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

This subject has been hard for me to understand. But with studying the scriptures and constantly praying to know if this is true... I have come to know that it is. I feel it in my heart. I know that I will be able to be married in the temple to someone I love as long as I am living worthily. I will be able to be with my husband and family for not only this life, but after this life. I can think of nothing better than to be an eternal family. Why would I just leave that behind after this if it brings me the greatest joy?  Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints was restored brought back by Joseph Smith, the prophet. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No... we also help others. We have humanitarian aid that helps people throughout the whole world. It doesn't matter if they are Mormon or not.Mosiah 217 Show more Show less