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Hi I'm Skye

I was born a Mormon yet still recently converted. I am now a full-time missionary in the Maryland Baltimore Mission.

About Me

I was born in Utah, grew up in Colorado, and was attending BYU-Idaho before I decided to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I worked three part time jobs in Washington State as I lived with an Aunt and Uncle to support myself in school and provide for my mission. I was born into a Mormon family, yet it wasn't until I started to go through my own hardships and struggles, eventually leading to me leaving the church, that I found God on my own. I faced my problems and with the help of those around me and my Heavenly Father, I was able to come back to a church I recently discovered to be true.

Why I am a Mormon

As I grew up I went to church and attended youth activities, but never really developed my own opinions or beliefs on the church teachings. When I got older, I developed a lot of anger and resentment in my life, as many teenagers do. My negative feelings stemmed from many of the poor choices I was making and the different struggles my family was experiencing. After I graduated high school, I stopped attending church meetings and activities. I needed to let go of my hard feelings towards my family, myself, and God. Ironically enough, and something I didn't realize, was that you can't be angry with God while at the same time tell yourself you don't believe in Him. It was through attending AA meetings to support a family member that I found God again. By the example of others, who through their own beliefs were able to find the strength they needed, I was reunited with my Heavenly Father. I knew that He loved me and that all He wanted was the best for me. Through AA and over time, I was able to let go of my hatred. Once I had started personal prayers to my Heavenly Father again, I prayed about returning to the LDS church. I studied the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It took time, as it does for everyone, for me to recognize that the feelings I was receiving was the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the truth of the Book of Mormon. It took longer for me to realize I needed to act on that. But as my testimony grew of that book, a chain reaction soon followed. I came to know that God is my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that Joseph Smith was a modern day prophet, called of God. Now, as a missionary, I have the opportunity to help others develop their own testimony through their own study. My favorite thing to say to someone, and I will always hold true to it, is: "We can tell you how wonderful this is until we are blue in the face. But you have to pray and read on your own to know for yourself."

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving as a full time missionary in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. I have the wonderful opportunity to teach, serve, and friendship a variety of people that I am able to come into contact with. I love the work, love the area, and most importantly, I love my God.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

People. People are so intricate, beautiful, and unique. They all have their own spirits. I believe everyone is a child of God. Show more Show less