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Hi I'm Sydnee

I have loved, lived, and laughed with life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey Everyone! My name is Sydnee Jean Lasswell Nevins and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was born in a little town in Washington and then moved to Provo, Utah, where my dad went to school. I am the oldest of 5 children and I'm trying to be the best example I can for my siblings. I was married January 10, 2014 in the Houston, Texas temple to my loving husband and I have enjoyed every minute of it so far. I am so happy and blessed to have an eternal family and to know that I will be with them far beyond death. As for hobbies, I enjoy the outdoors and I love camping, hiking, seeing new places, swimming, everything to be outside. I also have a very strong passion for music and singing. I've been in choir my entire life and I love it! Music is an amazing way to bring people together and I try to use it whenever I can. Right now I'm going to college at BYU-Idaho where I'm hoping to get my degree in Therapeutic Recreation. I want to be able to serve many different people and this major seems to fit the bill. It's been an amazing experience learning how to serve people based on their different life styles and I can't wait till I can work with people who suffer so that I can help them to the best of my ability.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. My mom has been one all of her life but my dad is a convert to the church. When he was in his early 20's, he had a friend that took him to church one day and my dad said that it changed him. He could feel something there. Whenever he read the Book of Mormon, he said that, "If the Book of Mormon is true, then that means the church is true. No one could have made this book up." He married my mom a few months later and then had me! I have always grown up believing by what my parents taught me and what I learned at church. In primary, we sang songs of Jesus and his love for us. We read the Book of Mormon and were taught about the prophets. It wasn't until I turned 16 that I truly gained a testimony for myself. My family had just moved to Norway the year before and I was still new to the language and culture but I loved it there. It was beautiful and something that I wouldn't give up for anything. However, as the scriptures say, it was a "poor choice of land". The church was strong there but very small. I gianed my testimony by seeing how strong those active members were and seeing what a blessing it was in my life to have it so strong in the states. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have a plan for us to return to them someday and that part of that plan was for the Savior to die for us in the Atonement. I can see the light of Christ in the eyes of the members and I can feel the spirit in my heart whenever I keep the Lords commandments and floow him. I know that the prophets speak the words of God and that I am a Child of God. We all are. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

My homeward is in Texas and I have served there many times. I was the Beehive, Mia Maid, and Laurel class president and loved serving with the Young Women! They taught me so much, especially what it means to come together in Christ and I hope that I was able to help them with learning too. We had so much fun and I enjoyed every moment of it! Now that I'm in a different place, I hope that I can serve even more, with or without a calling. I love serving others and helping when I can. I feel that it brings me closer to Heavenly Father and it makes me happy to know that other people are happy. At school, everyone knew that I was Mormon. they understood what it meant and what my standards were. If something wasn't right, I would ask them to change it and they would understand why. It was nice when people said they saw a difference in the members and the other students. They said they could see a light in our eyes. That really helped me become better because I wanted the light to shine so that others could see the joy that I had in following the Savior. I am being the best I can be and trying to love others as i know my Savior would.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes I do. In the bible, God chose prophets to teach the people about the gospel and his commandments. They were sent to this earth in order to guide and direct us back to God by teaching us about his commandments. We all need the guidance of our God and the prophets are here to give us the guidance we need. It is no different today than it was back then. We still need his guidance in order to recieve eternal happiness. God loves us, his children, and he would not leave us without steps to follow, just like the instructions to building a bird house. The prophets are sent to give us the instructions we need and God will continue to send living prophets because he wants us back with him in heaven. Show more Show less