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Hi I'm Sayla

I'm a dancer, I'm a black belt and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always liked to try many new things in my life. I've gone from doing horse back riding to synchronized swimming, from dance to martial arts. Probably the two biggest hobbies in my life have been dance and martial arts. I 18 now, and I received my black belt when I was 16 years old after 4 years of non-stop training, and have been dancing since I was about 12. I am a dance major at BYU-Idaho and could not ask for a better school and to be able to make better friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my whole life. I grew up learning about the truthfulness and happiness of the gospel, so I guess that you could say that I've never really had a chance to not feel the peace and spirit of the gospel. However, I have wondered why I am part of the gospel and if I made the right decision as an 8 year old to join the church. But through studying the Book of Mormon and through prayer and the testimonies of others, I have felt in my heart and my soul that without the church in my life, I would not have peace or happiness and I know that I would not be on the path to return to the wonderful paradise of eternal glory with the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost and also my family.

How I live my faith

Right now I am preparing to serve an 18 month mission for our church in Huancayo, Peru. I wasn't planning on this my whole life, but I can see the different things that have been placed in my life to get me ready to serve. To explain, in Arizona where I'm from, the church puts on a show at Easter time depicting the life of Christ. Much of what is involved in that is missionary work, and I was lucky enough to play the part of angel in the program. It was an important thing for me to be able to sharing the happiness of our church. I have also been able to take part in some of the parts of the church in becoming friends with other women in the church and being able to share my testimony with them.

What is the Law of Chastity?

The Law of Chastity is something that keeps you safe and that keeps you from worry. It is something, that if followed, you will never have any regrets or circumstances of those types that are difficult to recover from. You will be an example to many, including your future children, and you will not have the worries that many of those that break this law have to deal with. Show more Show less