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Hi I'm Sylvan

I'm the oldest of 9 kids, I love sports, I love to run, and I am a missionary.

About Me

My name is Sylvan. I'm named after my great-great grandpa and so on through my Dad. That makes me Sylvan the V. I am the oldest of 9 kids (8 boys and 1 girl). I love my family so much! We are very much a family into sports (as you could guess with 8 boys). I really enjoy running I ran Cross Country in high school. I love how free I feel when I go on a long run and I have made a lot of great friends running with others. I also love watching sports, especially football and basketball. Music is also a big part of my life. I love to sing! I sang in my school's Chamber and Concert Choirs in high school. It was always my favorite class of the day. I don't think there is anything more beautiful to listen to than music from a really good choir. While most people my age listen to rock, pop, or rap music you can usually find me listening to choir music or songs from musicals. Everything that anybody says usually reminds me of a song so I am always humming, whistling, or singing. I also really enjoy listening to other classical music as well as the Piano Guys.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that God loves me and every one of his children on earth. I feel that love when I go to church and participate in other spiritual activities like reading the Book of Mormon and being around my family. I know that we have families on earth that help us through our trials and help us overcome our weaknesses. When we make an effort to come closer to Christ I know that he blesses our lives in so many ways. The Book of Mormon is true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church on earth and I know that without a shadow of a doubt.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I'm learning how to speak Czech which has been hard but an adventure at the same time. A mission is when you have to opportunity to be a representative of Jesus Christ and share the beliefs of the LDS church. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity because I know that the gospel is true and I want to help others to come to the same understanding. The gospel has brought so much joy and peace in my life and I feel closer to God the more I learn.