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Hi I'm Shay Barney

I'm from North Carolina, now living in Arizona, and am serving in the Brazil Salvador South mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very adventurous person. I'm pretty much up for anything that's uplifting and fun. I really enjoy reading and hope to become a writer someday. I grew up on 86 acre land in North Carolina, along with my five siblings, that enabled me to have the imagination and adventurous attitude I have today. I love to travel and I think I have a keen eye for beautiful things. I really want to live this life as happy as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. If you were to ask me this question many years ago, I would have said "Because of my parents". But now, I am a Mormon because I love this gospel and know it to be true. I've seen the blessings that come from having the gospel in my life. I know that without it, I wouldn't be happy. I would feel incomplete. There is just too much truth, love, and goodness in this church and gospel to not want to be apart of it. I am extremely grateful for it. So, I'm a Mormon because I want to be. It's the best way to live.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the Brazil Salvador South mission. I pray, study, read, pray, study, and study some more and go out and teach the restored gospel to all who will listen. Being a missionary is unlike anything I have ever experienced in my life. The things you feel throughout the day, the promptings and the guidance of the Spirit is incredible. And the opportunity to leave behind all the worries of my life and just focus on serving the Lord is the best thing a person can do. Serving others by helping them receive this gospel is the greatest work out there. I have experienced things out here that have changed me forever. I have experienced the love of our Savior by feeling it for myself and feeling it towards those I teach. This is the best decision I have ever made.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Shay Barney
The thing that testifies most to me that there is a God is the amazing complexity and beauty of this world. Every time I look at the stars, see the clouds, watch the seasons change, and just see the world, I just know that Heavenly Father exists. There's no way that this world wasn't planned, and planned precisely and intelligently. It has to have been made by a Supreme Creator. Show more Show less