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Hi I'm Sylvia.

I like studying medicine, reading, observing nature. I am a caregiver for my sister. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Walking mornings and observing nature helps my sanity. Reading and studying improves my mind. Taking classes increases my skills. Caring for my sister helps me develop patience and recognize unconditional love. Keeping in contact with my five children, their spouses and twelve grandchildren brings me joy. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

Families are what life is all about. Recognizing we can be together forever by our temple sealings helps us strive to be better each day. Through participation in church activities and Sunday services I have grown both spiritually and intellectually. I continue to learn how to teach, serve, sacrifice, and most importantly love others. I have learned through the gospel teaching about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and strive daily to be more like Him. Because of His love for me, I witness daily tender mercies as He blesses my life, family, and those I associate with. After my baptism, I received the gift of the Holy Ghost and have over and over received the guidance, promptings, confirmation, comfort and revelations that He provides in my life. I know through that burning within my heart and the understanding in my mind that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church here on the earth and that by my attendance and participation, I have grown and progressed as a daughter of God. I am forever grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the opportunity to repent and receive that forgiveness.

How I live my faith

Because I have been a member of the church since my eighth birthday, I have served in many different callings. Each has provided a way for me to grow and understand charity in the real sense. I found my husband by doing my visiting teaching. I was his sister's visiting teacher. I continue to reach out to those I visit teach and share my testimony with them, encouraging them to grasp the iron rod and strengthen their own testimony as they study the gospel of Jesus Christ. I volunteer in our community, helping those in need during a crisis and have found I am able to let my light shine by the skills and knowledge and understanding of the plan of salvation I have learned as I have served in my various leadership callings in the church. I know where I came from, why I am here on earth, and where I am going after I pass away. Because of that knowledge the church has provided, I can tackle the daily activities and challenges placed before me.

What is faith?

To have faith is to "hope for things which are not seen, which are true" (see Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21 and Hebrews 11:1). Each day you act upon things you hope for, even before you see the end result. This is similar to faith. Faith in God is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have fatih in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on your belief in Him. It is a principle of action nd power. Th Book of Mormon prophet Alma compared faith to a seed. If you plant a seed and nourish it, if it is a good seed it will grow and eventually bear fruit (Alma 32:28-43). It is the same with faith. If you are obedient to God's commandments, study His word, and have a desire to believe in Christ, faith will grow inside of you. Show more Show less