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Hi I'm Sydnie Pistorius

I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I love to run and will soon be a missionary in Independence, Missouri. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary in the Missouri, Independence mission. I am 19 years old and I love running. I ran cross country all throughout high school and did some track and field. I love people and have found a love for Student Government both in high school and college. In college, I was able to serve as a region board member for one year. I planned activities for the students and represented the college. I am interested in going into the medical field. I have worked in retail for the past three years at both Aeropostale and Bath & Body Works. I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of the restored gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is true. It is the keystone of our religion and has been such a powerful tool in increasing my faith. I know that we have a prophet here on the Earth today to guide and teach us. When we listen and follow the prophets' teachings, we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I know that families can be together forever. There is life after death and our Heavenly Father loves us. I live a much happier life with the knowledge that the Book of Mormon gives me. I invite you to read the book and find out for yourself if it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example through my everyday conversations and actions. It is important to me to make people feel loved. Christ died so that we may be forgiven of our sins - the ultimate act of love. Christ loves and cares for each and every one of us. Knowing this has given me so much strength throughout my life and has allowed me to have a stronger love for people in general. I also live my faith by reading in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ daily. This allows the Holy Spirit to enter into my heart and testify of the truth.