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Hi I'm Shayla

I'm an athlete, musician and student. I'm proud to say that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and just finished my freshman year at Brigham Young University. I love making new friends and going on adventures. I enjoy all sports, but my favorites are volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Music and dance is also a big part of who I am. I play piano and enjoy singing. I have also been clogging for 13 years and am on the BYU International Folk Dance Team; I live to perform! While all of these things are very important to me, what brings the most meaning into my life is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means everything to me. I have always been raised with a knowledge of the gospel, and through amazing church leaders' examples and the strong spirit I continuously feel when I am in any church environment, I know it is the true gospel. Through sincere study and prayer I have been able to feel and know of its truthfulness, and being an active member of this church has brought me immense joy and countless blessings. I know I can rely on God to help me through any trial I face and that He is always there to comfort me in my times of need. He helps me through absolutely everything. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have of the gospel. I choose to be a Mormon and love it more than anything.

How I live my faith

I am extremely proud to be a Mormon and like to show that to everyone. I'm not afraid to stand up for my beliefs and the things I value to anyone because I do have a sincere testimony of their importance and truth. I try my best to be a good example to those around me and to not be fearful of being a missionary to others in sharing my beliefs. I'm striving to be the best I can be by attending church every week, studying the scriptures and praying daily, and looking for opportunities to help others. I am currently preparing to serve in the Chile Concepcion South mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I love this gospel too much not to share it with the world!

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Just like He did in the past, God calls prophets to guide and lead His church today. Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet of the church, and he is assisted by two counselors, Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. There are also 12 apostles who have a similar role to those apostles which were called by Christ while he was on the earth. These apostles are currently: Boyd K. Packer L. Tom Perry Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks M. Russell Ballard Richard G. Scott Robert D. Hales Jeffrey R. Holland David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook D. Todd Christofferson Neil L. Anderson Show more Show less