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Hi I'm Shylo Lawrence

I live in a small town in Wyoming. I'm an optimist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Shylo and I am the second oldest of 6 kids. My dad has been a principal, teacher, and is currently working as a Director of Special Education. My mom is a dance teacher and operates her own studio. I have grown up knowing a lot of different places to call home. After moving around 11 times my family has settled down in a small town in Wyoming. Last semester I had the chance to go study for a semester in Cedar City, UT at Southern Utah University, majoring in Biology. I am currently home working and saving up money to go on a mission. Two things that I love to do are dance and cheer. I spent most of my summers at dance camps at BYU and taking from my mom and my aunt in Brigham City, UT, while the school year would be spent on the Cheer team and then dancing as soon as practice was over.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16 I didn't really know if the church was true or if it actually was helping my life. I didn't know if what I had been told was true. I realized that I hadn't ever fully read the Book of Mormon, or really had tried to see if what they were telling me was true. I didn't know how to tell whether or not I was feeling the Spirit, all I knew was that my parent's wanted what was best for me and they thought that church was the answer. Well that wasn't good enough for me. I decided that I was going to actually pray. So I did and my life got a little better, but it wasn't really as good as I wanted. So I decided that I should read the Book of Mormon too. I was praying and reading my scriptures and going to church, and the big overwhelming feeling that I was looking for finally happened in the most beautiful way. One night I was reading out of my scriptures and I really wanted to finally know if everything I had been told and taught was true, as soon as I knelt down to pray I felt as though I was actually being hugged. And I just had this feeling of peace that calmed me, and I knew exactly at that moment that everything was true. I am a Mormon because without the gospel my life feels as though it is lost, and as though I have no purpose. I choose to be a Mormon because the gospel makes me happy when I am doing what is right. I am a Mormon because I love my Savior and I want to be like Him in all that I do. I continue to follow His gospel because of the happiness it brings my life, this doesn't mean that I never have anything bad happen or that I am always the happiest person alive. It means that on the days when I feel that Satan is trying to bring me down the most, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always there for me to make me feel better. I have a testimony of this gospel and of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He loved me so much that He died for me, so that I can return to my Heavenly Father. And because I know this, I want others to know it as well.

How I live my faith

Where I live in Wyoming it is not always popular to do what is right. Living my faith was not always easy, especially when it came to high school. There were always people who would try to make me do things that I was uncomfortable with, or things that I believed went against my standards. I live my faith by going to church and by fulfilling my church calling. I go to church every Sunday for the whole meeting. The most important is my very favorite part of my day, Sacrament meeting. When I was in college, I tried my hardest to always make sure that the girls I was to visit every month, were never in need of anything. I would take them cookies or brownies and just talk and see how they were doing. And I loved that calling. Now that I am home I am currently helping in the Nursery. I love being able to work with the little kids and show them how fun being at church can be. I live my faith by being an everyday missionary. There are many who have never heard of Mormons, or who have a negative connotation with our name, so I try to be the best example that I can everyday. Being an everyday missionary means that no matter what you just love the people you are near, and you always try to show Christ-like love to everyone. Being an everyday missionary helped me, especially when dating because I would always try to hold he and I to the standards of my church, which is not always easy. Living my faith is not always popular, and it's not always easy. But I continually see blessings in my life because of the way I choose to live, and because I have been given much I too, must give.