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Hi I'm Sterling Williams

I'm a missionary! I love the opportunities to grow in life. I love to try new things and go to new places. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Sterling Williams! I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 13 years now. I feel like I've been through a lot of complicated situations in my life, but I wouldn't be the person that I am without the trials that I've had in my life. I have my dad and my 10 siblings. I love my family like no other - we've been through so much together! When I was in high school, I wasn't very outgoing. I would mostly keep to myself, do everything I needed to just to get by. I'm serving as a full-time missionary in the São Paulo Interlagos mission right now, and boy. I'll tell you, I've got a lot of regrets from before my mission. I had the opportunity to serve as a Spanish-speaking missionary in the Georgia Atlanta Mission, and now as a Portuguese-speaking missionary in the São Paulo Interlagos Mission. I've grown, changed and learned so much from my missionary experiences. I know now the purpose of life. We are to grow and become like God. "This is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39) As we confront life with boldness, always moving forward, we can fnd God's blessings etched into our very beings. I'm so grateful for the blessings that I have - my family, my God, my Savior, and my abilities.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both raised in the church. My dad strayed for a while, and found his way back before he met my mom. So I, too, was raised in the church. I was raised with high standards! To tell the truth, I was always scared of doing things wrong. Always scared of judgement. I knew the things that I was taught were the right things to do, but wouldn't have been more fun to not obey? I was obedient to what my parents had taught me, but also in doing so, I kind of ostracized myself from events and activities in school. Not by what they had taught me to do, I just didn't want to step out of line. In my childhood, I had a ton of spiritual experiences, proving to me personally the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, found in His restored church. It's been by small and simple steps that I've come to know the truth of this church. But what keeps it all together for me is the Book of Mormon. Honestly, I had never read the full book until my mission. We had always tried reading it as a family, but I had never got in the habit of reading by myself, no one had really given me the example, so it was easy for me to put it off. During my training to become a missionary, I read the book within 5 weeks. I prayed to know if it was true, and I received the answer "You know that it's true." Nothing overwhelming, but it gave me peace. A few months later, I was challenged by a strong opposition, wanting to go home. I was with a companion who just made the missionaries seem annoying. So, I started questioning it all. But, when I saw the Book of Mormon that I had read that time in my training, the words came back with power. It was an experience I'll never forget. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Christ LIVES and that He truly guides this church the way that God has always worked. I'm a Mormon because of God's personal witness to me, and I witness of His reality.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day! I am a servant of the Lord, called as a missionary! Everything I do is for the benefit of God's children. I preach the true and restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.