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Hi I'm Sydney

I grew up in Idaho. I was an AFY counselor, a humanitarian worker, and a Missionary! And I'm a Mormon. :)

About Me

Hello! :) I am Sydney. I am the sixth of seven children. I have the best family in the world, and I love them!! We adopted my little brother from Ecuador. He is the biggest blessing in my life, and I am so grateful that he is my little brother! I went back to Ecuador a few years after we adopted my little brother and volunteered in orphanages down there - which was an experience I will forever cherish and never forget. I was born and raised in Idaho; and I am an Idaho girl through and through. Hiking, camping, and white-water rafting are three of my favorite things. I also had the opportunity to work at BYU-Idaho's Outdoor Learning Center for two summers as an AFY counselor. When I was 14 I went to that camp and it changed my life. I decided I wanted to return the favor and help other youth learn to love the gospel! It was an amazing experience working there. I am currently serving a mission in the Maryland Baltimore Mission...aka The BEST mission in the whole world :) I love everything about being a missionary. Mostly I love seeing the gospel change peoples lives. There is nothing like it, and there are no words to describe it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's true church on the earth today! I know it! I know it. And how I know it is because I knelt and prayed to God and asked Him if this was His church. He answered my prayer through the Holy Ghost - or spirit. By the power of the Holy Ghost we can know the truth of all things. This is God's true church on the earth. If you don't know for yourself I encourage you to pray to know for yourself! :) God will hear you and He will answer your prayers. God loves you, and He wants you to take part of His truth. He wants to answer your prayers. Also, I am a Mormon because, I have tried it out. I have applied the teachings to my life, and it is the happiest way to live. I have experimented and tried it out, and I have felt the blessings of this Gospel and teachings in my life. I cannot deny the truth of what I know! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints really is God's church. I know it. I love it. I live it! :)

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am. I live it daily, and I love it daily too! I continually try to find ways to improve my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I have found that the more Christ-like I become the greater and deeper my relationship with God is. One thing that I have come to know is that the "big" things in life are really the little things. As we do the little things we build ourselves, and not only ourselves, but we can help others too. One of the "little" things that help me live my faith better is praying. I cherish and enjoy the time I get to talk to my Father in Heaven. I have started taking "prayer notes" and I have noticed a difference in my relationship with God. He is my friend. He is my Father. It's simple! As I pray I write down the thoughts, impressions, feelings, and answers I get to my questions. I am better able to understand how God speaks to me. Prayer has changed my life, it has changed my heart. Another thing I do is that I read from the Book of Mormon every day. It's very easy to say "I'm too tired to read my scriptures tonight...I'll just go to bed instead." And that thought kills me!! Because one day I said that to myself and I had the thought, "but what if God felt that way about me? 'O, I'm too tired to help Sydney today...no. I won't do it...Not today'" And what if He did that when I really needed Him? I have made time no matter what each day to read my scriptures to show God that I always have time for Him. Time spent alone with God is NEVER wasted time. God will answer our prayers. He ALWAYS has time for us. So, we need to make time for Him.