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Hi I'm Sydney Sheppard

I'm from Roseville, California. I am the oldest of 6. I love to sing and play tennis. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and currently attending college. However I am differing for the next 2 years to go on a mission! I love to sing and play tennis. I love to plan activities and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church. It has always been a part of my life and I never really questioned that until I was in college. In my first semester away, I started questioning everything that I had known growing up. Since I was away at school there was no one there to tell me to go to church anymore, I had to do it all on my own. Because of that I had to decide if I really thought that church was worth my time. But I found that when I didn't go to church, there was something missing that week. I felt more alone and it was easier to slip on the standards that I held. But what it really came down to was the spirit. I found that as I took the effort and went to church, read my scriptures, and prayed, I had the spirit with me throughout the week and I was happier! I know that this gospel is true! I never doubted that. I just needed a reminder that this was something I needed as well as wanted.

How I live my faith

I love this gospel. There are so many ways through the church that I can grow and become a better and more confident person. Just in this past month or so I was called to be on the activities committee. This is personally one of my favorite callings since I absolutely love to plan outings and parties. This is my element! But through this calling I have also been able to meet many new people, as well as learn and grow in ways that I did not expect before. I am so excited to see what else I can learn before leaving on my mission. It really amazes me how much I can learn about the gospel through the spirit. This calling gives me the opportunity to help those that I did not even think or know about before.