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Hi I'm Skyler

I grew up in Salem, Oregon. I am an Eagle Scout. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I Have grown up in Oregon all my life. I am currently preparing to serve a full time mission for two years in the Colombia Bogota North mission. After I have completed my mission I will be attending BYU Idaho in hopes of obtaining a nursing degree. In high school I played lacrosse for three years and I played goalie, defense, and long stick midfielder (LSM). It was a ton of fun and a great way to stay physically fit. I was in choir for all four years of high school. I was also in choir for all three years of middle school as well as fourth and fifth grade in elementary school. I love music and singing, and it has become a huge part of my life. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, model rocketry, and the Boy Scouts of America. I am also an Eagle scout. I worked at a Boy Scout summer camp called Camp Meriwether for the last 4 summers (2011-2014). I worked at the rifle range, Campcraft area where I taught orienteering (map and compass) and geocaching, the replica of Fort Clatsop, and this last summer I was the range master at the archery range. I love being able to get away from home and everything else in the world and just go live off in the woods for nine weeks. I also really enjoy being able to teach kids new things and help them achieve great accomplishments that aren't readily available to them outside of camp.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into it. I continue to be a Mormon because I have come to love the doctrine and beliefs of this church, as well as know for a certainty for myself that they are true, and that this is the only true church on the face of the earth at this point in time. I know that the gospel of this church is true and that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet and he restored the gospel on the earth in these the latter days. I am also very grateful for families and the fact that they can be together forever after being sealed in the temple. I am grateful to know I will be able to see all my friends and family members who have passed away and who will pass away in future years. I am grateful for temple work which brings us closer to God, as well as the ordinances that take place there that help those who have already died be baptized and accept the truth. I am also grateful for missionary work which helps bring others unto the true light of God, and I am personally grateful for the opportunity to go out and serve the people of Colombia for two years on a mission. My name is Skyler, I love this gospel, and I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good example to others, standing up for what I believe in, and sharing my beliefs as often as I can. I also go home teaching once a month with my companion. Home teaching is where the men of the church receive one companion and a lit of a few names of people who are both active in the ward as well as a few who are less active, and they go and visit the families once a month. The purpose of this is to help the bishop (leader of the local congregation) know how everyone is doing. We also home teach our families in their own homes, and this also really helps us to know how people actually are, because when they are taught in their own home, you as the home teacher can more easily analyze their situation and have a better understanding of who they are, what they are, and how they act or what their needs are. My companion and I have made many new friends by going home teaching every month, and I couldn't imagine the church without it.