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Hi I'm Sydney Muller

I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a blended family, which is to say that when my mother remarried, I gained two siblings, a brother and a sister. My father was in the Air Force and so we traveled quite a bit, giving me the opportunity to see many different places. After graduating high school I moved on to college. I just finished my first year as a biology/nursing student. I love reading, writing, listening to music, and cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of this church because of all the goodness it brings into my life. Being a Mormon means knowing the answers to so many of life's difficult questions. Because of my faith I am able to live my life to the fullest without compromising my standards or being put in uncomfortable situations where I may not know what to do or say. My faith has made me who I am today. I find joy in serving other people and teaching others about what I know to be the Lord's truth. I've grown up in this church. I was baptized when I was eight years old. When I turned twelve, I joined the youth program. I know that this church is true because I have prayed about it many times. I love reading the Book of Mormon. It has testified to me that this gospel is true. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. He came down to this earth to suffer, die, and atone for my sins. He did so because He loves me so much. He has suffered for every illness, every sin, and every sadness that I have ever felt, am feeling, or ever will feel. I know that when I feel alone my Savior is always there for me; He knows what I am feeling because He has felt the exact same thing, and gone through the exact same thing. In one of my very favorite poems it says that looking back at life, we will always see two sets of footprints in the sand representing our life. One set is ours, and the other set belongs to the Savior. When we see only one set of footprints in the sand, during the trials of our lives, it is not that Christ has abandoned us, it is that He has carried us through the difficult times of our lives. I know this to be true because I have felt my Savior's love.

How I live my faith

I read and study my scriptures daily. In doing this I have received answers to my prayers. I have also learned many things in reading the scriptures. My favorite scripture is 2 Nephi 31:20. This scripture tells me that if I believe in Christ and do the things He expects of me like studying the scriptures and being charitable, that I will one day return to live with my Father in Heaven. Prayer is another way in which I live my faith. Heavenly Father is always listening. This brings me comfort because it means that my Father in Heaven will be there to offer me guidance and comfort when I need it. All I have to do is ask Him. He will answer because he hears my prayers.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sydney Muller
Members of the church are able to perform baptisms for the dead so that people who once lived on this earth can have saving ordinances done for them since they were unable to do so while they were on the earth. Baptisms for the dead are done by proxy which means a living person is baptized in behalf of the deceased person. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Sydney Muller
There are no race or color restrictions on who can join the church, and thus, there are no race or color restrictions on who can hold the priesthood. The priesthood is God's power here on earth, and every worthy man may hold the priesthood and and exercise its authority. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Sydney Muller
A husband and wife can most certainly be together forever. Temple marriages ensure that what is bound here on earth is also bound in heaven and in the eyes of God and therefore, for eternity. Husbands and wives and their children are not separated by death because they will be reunited as long as they accept Jesus Christ and strive to follow his example. Show more Show less