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Hi I'm Sydney

Im a Senior at Brigham Young University studying Public Relations, Im an event planner, and Im serving the Lord in Canada.

About Me

Hey my name is Sydney! I was raised in a small town in Georgia called Dacula. I grew up working trade shows for my families business, selling layered cookie mixes in jars. Growing up I loved to play tennis, the cello, and was very involved in my school and church. At 17 years old I began college at Brigham Young University, studying Public Relations. I have focused on event planning and marketing thus far, working for the Marriott School of Management, Victorias Secret, JoyRun, the Red Cross, and Geneologie. I hope to one day plan larger-scale events such as music concerts and festivals. I love ice cream and macaroni and cheese. I love taking naps. I love shopping with my momma. I love any kind of adventure. I love watercoloring and lettering. I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I am currently serving as mission for the Lord in British Columbia, Canada.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, however without the faithfulness of others I would not be where I am today. My mother was raised in the Catholic church and was referred to the church when she was about 12. She attended church for about 5 years before she was baptized at 17 years old. She sacrificed a lot to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, and I am so grateful for her commitment to follow Christ. My parents have taught me how to truly love our Father in Heaven and the commit our lives to Him. As we come unto Christ and put all of our faith in Him, He will share His light with us. If we but ask Him, He will plant a testimony deep within our souls that will bring us an incomprehensible joy and be a roadmap through this mortal life. There is a happiness that can only be felt through the divine love manifested to us by our Heavenly Father, and He will show it unto anyone if they repent of their sins and come unto Him with full purpose of heart. Not only can Christ take away our pain, but in that process He can comfort us because He has experienced our pain and knows our situation perfectly. I have felt the atonement work in my own life, and it is truly a miracle. I am so thankful for this church and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, because it has given my life meaning and direction. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is the one true church because it offers the fulness of the Gospel on this Earth today. All of the answers to life's questions are offered in the pages of The Book of Mormon, and I have no doubt that the true word of God is found within those pages and the pages of the Bible. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior with all of my heart, and I love this beautiful gospel.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I was actively involved in the church's youth program. I attending early morning seminary every day of high school, where we studied the scriptures and learned more about God's love for us. I also completed a program called Personal Progress, where we learned to set goals and achieve them. During the week we would often do activities such as providing service to others and attending events to get to know others who lived the same standards as I did. The Youth program was such a blessing in my life, because it helped me to stay on the right path at a time when it otherwise would of been challenging to. Having so many friends at church who encouraged me to live my faith was a major factor in helping me to become who I am today. After High School, I chose to attend a church college in Utah so that I could remain surrounded by positive influences. At Brigham Young University I was in a congregation of other young adults whose examples were always a light in my life. Mondays we had a 'family' group that got together and did activities together, on Tuesdays everyone in the area would meet together to be taught lessons about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and on Sundays we met for church. Brigham Young University has an 'honor code' in which we don't drink, smoke, participate in sexual relations, and many other things. Being surrounded by others who lived these same morals made them seem like less of burdens, and more of blessings. I have learned that the Lord will pour blessings upon us as we choose to follow His commandments and live in the way He has asked us to. About a year into college I began dating someone who grew up in this same environment and lived these same standards. After a year of dating we both chose to leave each other and our lives for a couple of years and serve missions for the Lord to teach others and help them to come unto Jesus Christ. Now he is serving in the Samoa Apia mission and I am serving in the Canada Vancouver mission.