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Hi I'm Sydney Barnes

I'm 19 years old, a Full Time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I'm Mormon!

About Me

I am a Full Time Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Boise, Idaho. I am learning and speaking Spanish. I am the only girl in my family of 6 other than my mom. Before leaving on my mission, I attended Brigham Young University. I was in the Pre-Management program for the Business school. I want to be an Entrepreneur. I have lots of ideas of what business I want to start, but still have to learn how to start them. I love sports, and I would like to consider myself athletic, but some may beg to differ. I am artistic, and I am planning on minoring in Visual Arts, if I have time when I get back from my mission. I love making jewelry. I love watching TV too. What can I say, it's entertaining!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the church, and both of my parents along with my extended family are all Mormon, I know that this is the right church for me and I want to belong to this church. I always feel welcome whether I am going to church with my grandparents, or other family members. Everyone is always welcoming, and so nice. I have had many experiences that have brought me closer to God, and I know it is because I'm Mormon. I notice the blessings in my life as a result of attending church, praying, reading the scriptures, and serving others. I can feel God's love for me, and I know that He and Christ both love me. I know that the struggles that I've gone through really have made me into the person I am today, and I know that I had to go through them in order to really understand God's love for me, and Christ's Atoning sacrifice. I know that my family loves me, and our love grows for each other as we attend church as a family, and learn and grow together. I know that Christ lives. I know that our prophet leads and guides us this day. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon because he was commanded to by God, and it was the Lord's will. I am so thankful to know and believe all of this, and have it mature as I learn more, and come closer to my Father in Heaven. My faith is what makes me strong and who I am today.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith as best as I can. The Lord doesn't expect us to be perfect, but we sure can try to be! Right now I believe that I am living my faith as closely as I will ever. I have the amazing opportunity to serve as a full- time missionary. I am devoting all my time, and 18 months of my life to serve the Lord where I can help others learn of God and his gospel on this earth.