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Hi I'm Sydney

I grew up in Payson, Utah. I'm an artist. I can lick my elbow. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm obsessed with anything artistic and creative. I create. It's what I was born to do! Draw, paint, sculpt, anything with theatre, story telling, martial arts, anything that creates beauty and expresses feelings. I'm planning to go to school for art and theatre but I'm putting that off for a while because I'm about to serve an LDS mission in the Florida, Jacksonville Mission! I've wanted to serve a mission all of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the LDS Church, my parents raised me with a freedom to know for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's Gospel on the Earth today. Because I studied, prayed, and thought about what I read and felt, the Holy Ghost has told me over and over again that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I am a Mormon because it is true. I have had many difficult trials in my life, some that have effected my entire life and that I'm still struggling with. But because of this truth that I have found has granted me all of the happiness, joy, comfort, strength, and blessings that Heavenly Father has to offer me. And I will continue to grow and learn and love in this Gospel because it is true and it has blessed me beyond words.

How I live my faith

I've had several opportunities to serve in youth programs; planning activities for 12-18 year olds. Both leadership and secretary opportunities. I've planned and conducted activities for single adults and I've served as a teacher on Sundays. I've also organized and conducted lessons, programs, and activities for women. Teaching has been my favorite! I have a very special spot in my heart for teaching others.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is what we receive "after all we can do." 2 Nephi 25:23. We cannot just proclaim that we believe in Christ, and then go and do bad things, and then expect to be saved. When we are baptized, we promise to try harder to be better. When we do something wrong, we need to sincerely repent and commit to be better. We need to try our hardest. The way I picture it is when we die and are judged before God, we will see everything that we have done in our lives. Good and bad. And I can imagine the Lord saying something like this: "Well, you have lived a very good life. You did what I said and you tried hard. You did do some bad things, but you repented and tried to be better. All in all you have lived a very righteous life. However.... it's not enough. ...BUT because of the Grace of Christ, you're in. Enter into my Kingdom." This is grace. There is a difference between mercy and grace. Mercy is getting what we deserve because we repented. Grace is getting what we don't deserve simply because Christ loves us. Show more Show less