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Hi I'm Sybrina

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 4 beautiful children ranging in ages of 1 to 10. Although it is not always perfect and often feels like a juggling act, I can honestly say that I love everything about my life- big, wet, open mouth baby kisses, quick morning devotionals just before school, long phone calls with my mom, rolling the TP back on the roll, letting my crew take over rolling cookies, serving in my church calling, sitting around the dinner table discussing the Book of Mormon with our children, and seeing each gain testimonies of their own through our weekly Monday night Family Home Evenings. I also appreciate my loving husband who fills in the gaps where I forget or don't have time. I especially appreciate how he makes the bed almost every morning, allows me the time I need for myself to attend activities or work on projects, encourages me to get out and buy new clothes, and helps me prepare for various things I sign up to help with. I admit I am a little obsessive about our home organization, but fortunately my husband keeps me in line- as I do also love to break away for dates or day trips with our family. Together we like to travel, visit family, go for walks or hikes, and experience the beautiful world around us. We are definitely a super busy family with our church responsibilities and active family life. Sometimes we joke that we need some duct tape to keep us from volunteering for so much. But I know we are truly blessed for dedicating our lives to the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born to wonderful parents who worked hard to impart their knowledge of the high and noble principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I also tried hard to obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit for me in my life. Over the years through study, service, prayer, and faith, my understanding has grown and there is no doubt in my mind today that Jesus Christ is indeed our Savior and Redeemer, that He lives, and that He is at the helm of His church guiding us through a living prophet, apostles, and teachers as He did in the days of old. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers, as he has mine. And, how grateful I am for the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith, a young boy who was humble and faithful enough to sincerely "ask God" which church was really true. His humble prayer was answered, and He saw the Father and the Son. And, on that great day the work of spreading the truth to all the earth began. What a blessing it is to be a part of that, to have the Bible and the Book of Mormon -two powerful witnesses that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that His church is on the earth today. And, what more these two books give us -is even more joyful- the promise of eternal families, temples, and the promise that Christ will come again! How blessed we are to have priesthood keys which we have because of the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith. I treasure my temple covenants -the promises I have made to follow the Savior all of my life, and the eternal promises that have been made to me in the holy temple. I look forward to that day when we will see Him again. There is much to do to prepare for that day, and I hope that each day I can do a little better at preparing! It is a daily process, but I am so grateful for the Savior and the power of forgiveness that helps me each day. I know that as I pray and seek for his guidance, and continue in faith, I will be able to receive of his loving embrace someday!

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in our church as the Compassionate Service Leader in our women's organization. Through this calling, I have been witness to many loving, kind, and generous acts for others with various needs. Some of the services I have organized are welcome baskets for new members, meals for the ill, luncheons for funerals, rides to doctors appointments, nice notes, check up calls, hospital visits, tending children, house cleaning, packing boxes....the list goes on and on. The unselfish and willing charitable acts of the women in our church is a testimony to me of the unconditional, pure love that Christ has for each of us. Truly, the sisters are instruments in His hands. I also serve as a visiting teacher with another sister companion which is probably the funnest calling of all. Together we get to visit other sisters in the church. Although we often have a nice time chatting it up, we try to share a gospel message as well. I have been brought to tears as we've discussed the sister's impressions, and I've gained a better understanding of how to pray more sincerely. I love how I have become friends with women of all stages of life. The ladies I visit are amazing women of faith, with courage and a determination to be obedient to the commandments of God. They are great examples to me.