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Hi I'm Sylvia

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of five adult daughters, and a grandmother of an ever-increasing number of adorable grandchildren. My husband recently passed away from cancer. I miss him terribly, but I'm grateful to know that his spirit lives on, and I look forward to being reunited with him in the future. We are a very close, loving family. We visit together regularly, and chat on the phone often between visits. I love the outdoors, and enjoy walking through the local bushland or along the local beaches. I also enjoy reading - particularly subjects that can help me learn, like natural health, the life experiences of individuals from around the world, or how we can personally better ourselves.

Why I am a Mormon

I was privileged to have been born to parents who had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 3 years before my birth. As I grew through childhood, I always felt that Heavenly Father heard my prayers. That was a great comfort to me. I was also grateful for the values that were taught in my home, and reinforced at Church, which provided safe boundaries as I grew through my teen years. I have been taught the words of living Prophets, who are the Lord's representatives on the earth. I have been blessed at different times in my life by men who hold the Priesthood, which is the authority and power of God. My understanding of who I am, the purpose of my life, where I came from before I was born, and what happens after we pass out of this mortal life, has all been made clear to me through the teachings of the Church. I feel very blessed to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

At Church I am currently serving as a teacher of Young Single Adults (aged 18-30). Our class is held each Wednesday evening. The subject I'm teaching this year is "Church History in the Fullness of Times". Teaching is a great opportunity to learn, as much as it is to teach, so we all benefit together. It's a wonderful concept that we can continue learning throughout our entire lives, and that all the knowledge and experience we gain in this life can stay with us always.