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Hi I'm Shaylin

I grew up in a small town in Utah. I am a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of six children. I have four sisters and one brother. I have graduated from high school and have just finished my first year of college. I have just received my call to serve a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I will be serving in the Japan Nagoya mission. One thing that I really enjoy is writing. Ever since I was little, I have always had an imaginative mind. I enjoyed making up stories and characters. Writing is everything to me, and even though it is tough at times, I have learned that my Heavenly Father wants me to continue forward. When I pray, I love to tell Heavenly Father about my ideas and direction I am taking my books. I feel like many of my ideas and inspirations about what I write have come from the Holy Ghost. When I have the horrible misfortune of writers block, it is during the times that I am reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, or pondering quietly when I get the idea on what direction to lead my books. I have written a novel, and I am currently writing another novel. I hope that through my diligence I can become a published author within the next few years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know the church is true. I have read the Book of Mormon several times, and when I follow Moroni's promise, I have always gotten the same answer. The answer of the truth of the book. However, my reasons for my faithfulness in the gospel are affected by many reasons. As I mentioned earlier, I am writer. I love to create stories. The knowledge that I have the potential to create, even after this life, has kept me going forward. To know that one day, my books and my ideas could be reality. As long as I live faithfully I will be blessed with the greatest blessing I could ever have, to have eternal life and to become like God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through various means such as attending church, service projects, and firesides. I have recently served as the secretary on the seminary council for my high school. (Seminary is a class that the church provides. We are released from school during a class period to attend the class). My calling as secretary has been a huge blessing on my life. I have made many new friends, and I have had many more opportunities to serve my fellow classmates. I currently have the calling as a greeter at my young single adult ward. My calling includes welcoming those that come for sacrament meeting. I love this calling because when I was new to the ward, I was able to make so many new friends. I have been in this calling for almost a year now, and now I can see the effects that have come from this calling. I have been able to reach out to the members in my ward and to make friends with those that may not have that many friends or may be shy. Through this calling, I make sure that no one sits alone. I may not always be able to sit by everyone sitting alone, but I know I am making a difference. Just recently I have felt the need that I needed to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been so excited that I have the opportunity to go. I have been called to serve in the Japan Nagoya mission. I am excited that I have an opportunity to serve the people of the Japan Nagoya Mission and to serve the Lord.