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Hi I'm Skylar

I'm a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I'm a lover of Korean language and culture. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Skylar, sometimes "Sky." I'm 23 years old, and I grew up in Alabama. I just graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a Bachelor's in Public Health--Health Promotion. While at BYU, I also spent a lot of time studying Korean. I am currently preparing for a big change, which is coming my way in February 2015; I'm moving to South Korea. I want to teach English and strengthen my Korean language skills. I'm still learning and it is a wonderful process. I want to focus my career on alcohol addiction in Korea. I want to work with alcohol cessation programs and I want to help people be free of the chains of addiction. I want to teach. I want to learn. I want to grow closer to my Father in Heaven in all that I do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the true and restored gospel of Jesus Christ brings me happiness. The times in my life when I have not lived up to the standards of the gospel have been the most difficult times, but as I have worked hard and come closer to my Father in Heaven, I have been the happiest. I know that the gospel is true. I have prayed about it. I have asked God if it is true and I have received an answer through the Spirit. I love life. When I am feeling sad or lonely, I am comforted by the Spirit and I know I am loved. When I am happy, I can share that happiness with my Father in Heaven and I know He rejoices with me because I feel it. I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can and will make us whole if we let it. I know God's plan is true and complete. No one is left out. God loves all of His children. He knows us individually. He believes in us and He wants us to feel His love, know our worth, and return to Him.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures daily and pray often. I strive to magnify my calling as a branch missionary. I try to live in such a way that I can be in tune with the Spirit. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior. I am so thankful for them. I try to show my gratitude to them. I work hard to maintain healthy friendships and relationships in my daily life. I am, just like so many others, trying to be more like my Savior every day. I am imperfect, but my faith is strong, and I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can become better every day. I know that as I heed the promptings of the Spirit, I will be guided on the right path. I am striving to trust in God's plan and to remember that His plan is better than any plan I could come up with for myself.

What is being a Mormon like?

Skylar
Being a Mormon is being truly happy. This doesn't mean bad things don't happen and it doesn't mean you never feel sad, but it does give you a certain perspective. I know that God loves me; I know that He loves you. I know that when I am facing trials, it is because God loves me and I am showing my faith by following Him. I know that when I am bombarded with difficulties and temptations, it is because I have shown so much strength that it makes Satan nervous, and he is trying to make me falter. I know that God knows what I need to face in order to grow, and I know that He believes in me. How can I not know of my worth when the Creator of the universe and the Master of all believes in me so fully? Being a Mormon brings me joy. It teaches me my true value. It helps me grow and progress. It teaches me the true value of all people; we are all sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven, and we all have infinite and divine potential. Being a Mormon shows me the light when darkness abounds. It teaches me to love my God and my fellow men. It guides me in the ways of righteousness. Being a Mormon means gaining understanding and knowledge and feeling love and giving love and showing kindness. Being a Mormon means becoming like Christ. Show more Show less