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Hi I'm Saydie

I was born and raised in Utah. I am serving a mission in the Philippines. I love the gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Instead of long walks on the beach, I'm more of a long car rides, jamming to cranked out music kind of girl. The best part is that sitting in beautiful silence, reminiscing on the gold old days can be just as good. But this isn't one of those "check your compatibility" thing, so here is a bit about me. I'm currently attending Utah State University and LOVING IT. I've got the classic big Mormon family of six and fall at the very end, otherwise known as the "favorite." No, not really, but I have been extremely blessed with the family that I have been given! I love the outdoors. Skiing is my jam (if that's even a possibility) and the mountains just open up a world of new adventures. I played softball, soccer, and volleyball. No matter how much I love sports and the outdoors, nothing can fully compare to a solid jam sesh. "Music nights" tend to be the ones I look forward to the most. I love playing the guitar and piano and dabble in some singing if I'm feeling up to the challenge. I've been a member of the church my whole life and I am beyond grateful for the happiness it brings me. I am SO excited to get out there and serve the Filipino people. The Lord loves each and everyone of His children. What a great blessing that is. THE CHURCH IS TRUE. And I absolutely love it.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Better yet; why wouldn't I be? I was born and raised in Utah, also known as the "Mormon" state. Not surprisingly, I have been a Mormon my entire life. When I was growing up, my parents took my siblings and I to church every Sunday. If we had to stay home "sick" we wouldn't be able to go to the grandparents house for dinner. They didn't force us to go by any means. We had friends there! We liked it! But as a kid growing up in a big Mormon family, you went to church because your parents and friends were there. Before I really knew it, I grew up, moved to college, and had to make my own decisions. One day I stopped and asked myself, "Why do I go to church? Why am I a Mormon?" Easy. It's not cause everyone goes to church like it was when I was little. I go to church because I love how it makes me feel. The feeling I get from being a member of this church is unlike any other that you can feel any where else. This church is happiness. This church is pure joy and peace. This church is warm and welcoming. This church is true. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a Mormon because I absolutely, positively love the Lord. What more is there?

How I live my faith

I always looked up to those with major callings in the church. I thought that the more righteous you are, the more important the calling. Logical, right? Nope. I was dead wrong. I thought this for a good eighteen years and then had a reality check when I moved to college. I joined the Young Single Adult ward up there and was anxious to get involved. Since I WANTED to be called as a teacher or something else important like that, I thought for SURE that's what my calling would be. When I met with my bishop, I was definitely caught off guard. He started out by saying, "I know this may seem like a small calling, but I really want you to do it well." I was scared. Small calling? What is that supposed to mean? "Sister Priest, we have called you to be the Sacrament Greeter." Wait, what? Sacrament Greeter? That's not a big calling at all! I accepted the call and found myself feeling a bit disappointed. This wasn't anything like I expected. If you don't know what a Sacrament Greeter is, it's just as it sounds. You stand at the door of the chapel and greet people as they come to church. The following Sunday was to be my first attempt. I felt scared and very, VERY awkward. Sure enough, I tried my best and had a great experience. What an eye opener it was. I soon came to realize that if you fulfill your calling to the best of your abilities, it becomes just as important as any other calling. Greeting people in Sacrament can be just as important as teaching a lesson if you try your best. I love being a Sacrament Greeter and I love being able to welcome new comers and old comers alike into the ward. The church teaches us to be warm and welcome. When everyone fulfills there calling, the ward will be a happier place.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand in hand. The Bible is a testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is ANOTHER testament of Jesus Christ. We believe the bible to be the word of God as long as it is translated correctly. The Book of Mormon proves the Bible is true and the Bible proves that the Book of Mormon is true. Think about this: If you were to stick a nail in the center of the bible, it would spin around in every direction. If you stick the Book of Mormon right along side the bible and put a nail in the center, neither the Book of Mormon nor the Bible can move. This goes to prove that they rely on each other. You can change the meaning of the Bible every which way, but you cannot do that if the Book of Mormon is right along side it. The Book of Mormon is true. It is the most true book on the earth. I testify that if you read its' contents, study it, and ask God if it be true, He will manifest to you that it is. Show more Show less