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Hi I'm Skyler

I'm the oldest of 10 kids. I'm currently serving a Spanish-speaking mission. I'm a physics major and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Radom Facts About Me... I love to draw. I know how to solve a 3x3 and a 5x5 rubik's cube. I graduated early from high school. I am a Physics major. I served as a waiter for 2 years at a steakhouse called "Saltgrass". I love hard music which my mother totally does not agree with. haha I can beat anyone at the Xbox 360 game "Halo 3". I am the oldest of 10 kids. I speak fluent Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

We all have a purpose here in this life, which is to show our Heavenly Father that we will keep His commandments. We learn from the scriptures that the path back to God is straight and narrow. There are not many that follow that path. It’s so much easier to go with the flow and sometimes it seems like the tide is so strong that it carries us away from where we are supposed to be. Even though we all come from different circumstances and backgrounds, we are not alone on our journey. We have God, our families, our friends, our faith, the scriptures, and the church. It all comes together to help us chart a straight course back to our heavenly home. The scriptures are a map made by the mariners that have gone on before us and that it can guide us to safe harbor. The things I learned from a young age in my home have guided me to where I am today. It has set the tone for my whole life. My parents taught me to believe in God and that has always been a northern star for me, especially during times of great temptation and trial. From as early as I can remember, my dad has always taken time to talk with me about God, about life, about temptation. I remember in particular one day we went to a ball game. On the way home, he talked to me about smoking. We role-played what I would do if one of my friends asked me if I wanted a cigarette. I think I was only about 9 years old at the time. That may sound strange to some but there have been times in my life when I have been offered cigarettes. I knew how to respond. My dad took the time to prepare me. I will always be grateful for the hours upon hours that both of my parents sacrificed to talk with me and help me to have an organized and rewarding life. I’m the oldest of 10 children and I have always felt great responsibility towards all of them. I’ve always wanted to be the best example possible for them and that has helped me to stay on the right path. Many of my most important decisions have been made based off of what kind of message that decision would send to my brothers and sisters. I’m currently serving as a full-time missionary and my brothers played a huge role in helping me to serve. During those hard times, I think about them and it gives me strength. One day I hope to see them follow my example. All of my life’s experiences have prepared me to accept the Gospel and follow Jesus Christ. I reached a point about 3 years ago when I really began to question everything I had been taught, everything that I believed. I was watching too many of my friends fall away and get into trouble. I began to ask myself if it even mattered. I wanted to believe in God and I had had spiritual experiences to confirm my faith but I felt like I was lacking conviction. I didn’t feel like I had a strong testimony. The temptations were getting strong and I didn’t know which direction I wanted to take with my life. I was at a major crossroads. So I turned to the Book of Mormon. I was fueled by a real need and a sincere desire to know the truth. I knew that if the Book of Mormon was true, then God really did exist and Jesus Christ was the Savior. More than anything, that was my concern. I also wanted to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God but I think that was of secondary importance to me at the time. I read it quickly, devouring its pages, hoping for some sort of answer to my prayers. I soon came to the last chapter and read the promise of the Book of Mormon, that if we read and pray with faith we can know that the book is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. So that is exactly what I did. I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true. And I testify that I do know by the power of the Holy Ghost that it is the word of God. I know that God is real and that He answered my prayers. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know why I’m here on earth and where I’m going. I know that anyone who reads and prays about the Book of Mormon can know it is true. Our lives are each unique. The experiences that I had to help me accept the Gospel are not the same that you have had but “God is no respecter of persons”. He loves us all and He will answer your sincere prayers like He answered mine. Have patience and never give up. It really is worth it to know.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving as a full-time missionary, spreading the message that our loving Heavenly Father has restored His Church once more on the earth through a living prophet. I try to always represent well my family, my country and my Savior. I strive to reach out and help those in need around me.