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Hi I'm Shaylyn

I'm an EMT, a full time missionary and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Sister Jackson and I am currently serving my mission in Georgia state! I left March 19, 2014 and have been enjoying every minute of it. Before my mission I got my EMT certification and fell in love with saving people's lives. I planned to find a job in EMS afterwards but realized that there's another side of people that needs saving too. As an EMT I'd splint broken bones, perform CPR, stop bleeding, administer medications, and whatever else needed to be done in order for these people to survive. But I believe there are people all over the place in pain on the inside, that we can't even see. Spiritual needs require attention and nurturing just as much as physical ones do. People can't dial 911 for a broken heart, or when they feel like somethings missing in their lives. So I decided to dedicate 18 months of my life to finding those people. The ones that desperately need saving, and desire to feel of our Father in Heaven's love. Saving people is what I'm passionate about, and during my mission and afterwards, I will strive to make a difference in the lives of the people around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ because I don't know anything else. I'm a Mormon because I know that I would be nothing without my Savior Jesus Christ. He is my rock, and my best friend. There isn't a day that that goes by, I don't see His hand in my life. Even the bad days, I know He's there looking out for me. At least in my life, I see too many things that prove He exists to say otherwise. Of course He exists! And He lives. He loves me, and knows me better than I know myself. This is the church of JESUS CHRIST and with the relationship I have with my Savior, I wouldn't want to be a part of any other church that doesn't put Him at the center of everything. I like to know things, and know where I'm going and why I'm here. Being a member of this church gives me those answers. It gives me peace to know my purpose, and that I will be with the ones I love forever. This gospel makes sense. It provides direction and comfort to me when I feel lost or alone. I know I am never alone. Being a Mormon, you have support. You have people around you who believe the same things and face some of the same struggles. You have the opportunity to change, to improve and become better tomorrow than you were today. That's a miracle. All I know is that nothing has ever compared to how I feel when I am here and I know that I'm loved.

How I live my faith

I've been a member of the church for all my life and have been involved in lots of different callings and leadership positions. Right now, I'm a missionary. I spend all day every day sharing the gospel with the people in Georgia. We visit ward members, investigators, and even people we just meet on the street! I love talking to people and having the opportunity to share with them what I know. A mission is something that will change someone's life for the better. Any calling in the church will give members the opportunity to learn and grow, to teach and lead. The various callings I've served in have allowed me to stretch. To get outside my comfort zone, which I've come to realize is a good thing! The most important quality I've gained throughout serving in the church is learning how to love. If you love the people you work with, it makes what you do that much more effective! Love is how I've tried to live my faith throughout my entire life. Because if you show others that you love what you do, love your God, your family, and even yourself, they see that. Love brings people together and builds them up when they need it. Most importantly, love is what Jesus Christ was all about. The charity He has towards everyone is beautiful and life changing. If we show love, we're showing people our Savior too. What better way to live?