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Hi I'm Syria

Grew up in Charleston. Lived in Ecuador for 2 years. Live with my mom and brother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school in 2016 and I have been a member all my life. I love music and writing; I play piano, sing in my choir, and write poetry and I am going to serve my mission in Rancagua Chile. I live with my mom and older brother. I love Biology and plan to study it later in college. I've got to relearn Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with my two older brothers and my parents. I was very spoiled. But my father was financially irresponsible and we went bankrupt. We moved to Ecuador (his family is there) and lived there for two years. My oldest brother moved back to Charleston after a fight. My father became belligerent. My other brother and I tried school. We eventually moved back because my father was fighting with my mom a lot more and her mom had brain cancer. When we came back we had no money. My oldest brother took his life when he was 18 and my grandma later passed away the same year. I also found out my father was cheating on my mom and I came out (recently, actually) that he sexually abused me when I was young. But we all are together; my mom, my brother and me and though my brother doesn't like church, I have come to know of the truthfulness of the gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the restored gospel from the time of Moses and it has been brought in its fulness by the prophet Joseph Smith Jr. We have a living prophet today like in times of old and we have the true priesthood that gives worthy holders the power of God. I know all of this is true.

How I live my faith

I was Young Women laurel (girls 16-18) president but was recently released. I've been working in primary but the YW really kinda want me back in the class. I visit teach for some families and just regularly go to church with my mom. We try to fast together and avoid going out on Sundays. I don't swear or gossip. Honestly, I just mind my own business. But I love everyone. Sometimes you just hate the things people do. But I love my friends; they've accepted me like I've accepted them.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

I mean, we love all people. Everyone is a child of God. So no, we help everyone. We just don't make a big deal out of it because there is no need to. We are just trying to be like Christ and serve. So for me, I love all people regardless of what they believe. My best friend is lesbian and my other best friends are all atheists. It doesn't mean that I'm associating with the "wrong" people. They're my friends and they love me for who I am like I do for them. Show more Show less