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Hi I'm Shayla!

Im currently serving in the Texas, Fort Worth Mission and I love it, I love my life, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently serving a full-time mission in Fort Worth, Texas! It's awesome and I LOVE it! Never wana leave :) I am from a family of...lots! I have three sisters, two brothers, 12 nieces and nephews, and a best friend who I think was originally suppose to be my sister because we are inseperable. My whole world revolves around my family, loving life, and having fun with it. "Come what may, and LOVE it!"

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church my whole life. My parents taught me and my siblings the ways of the gospel and we followed them and learned to live them throughout our life. But because I am still active in the church today is because I sought out to know if it was really true. Although I had grown up in the church, I still had to find out for myself if this was Gods true church here on this earth. My life hasn't always been easy. I faced trials that tested my faith and beliefs. And although I didnt follow everything in this church when I was younger, I noticed that when I did, I was much happier. I choose to be a Mormon because I've seen how life is without it. I've seen lives without the gospel and it makes me sad that they don't know how much the gospel can help and change your life. I know that this gospel is true because I have gained my own witness through the Holy Ghost. I had to ask myself. I felt it myself. And it's something I can't deny. I am happier when I do what is right. I can see the difference in my life when I'm living righteously and it's a great feeling! I love it!

How I live my faith

I have always been a happy, outgoing person. I strive my best to make people feel comfortable and welcome who are in my church or with different beliefs. I try to be everyone's friend because I know that some people look at Mormons in a negative way. But really, we are a happy people with good spirits and good intentions. We don't look down on people who have different beliefs. Life isn't easy, so why not try to make the best out of it! Be a mormon! :) I try to be an example to everyone that I am around. I choose to dress modestly, use appropriate language, not partaking of anything that will harm my body in anyway, and following the things which I have been commanded by God to do. I choose to stay away from things that lower myself and that take the spirit away from me. I choose to be closer with my Heavenly Father by staying away from anything that will affect me in a bad way. I know what it feels like to feel down and I don't like it!! Why be sad when you can be happy?! This gospel, even though it may be hard to live in this world, brings nothing but happiness!!