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Hi I'm Sydney

I was raised in Southern Oregon. I am a college student/missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE to play basketball and do fun and active sports and activities. Camping, hiking, swimming are the best things to do in the summer! I am 19 years old, single, and just finished my first year of college in Utah. I am planning on serving a full time mission in Scotland and Ireland and I am so excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the LDS church because it is inspiring. The gospel brings about change and new beginnings in people. I have seen this is myself. I have become a better person because of this! In high school I lost my parents in a really scary car accident. I was broken, lost, confused and had no hope. My family lived righteously and I just couldn't understand why something like this would happen to such good people. I doubted God and His plan for us and I didn't know what to do. When it seemed like I had reached rock bottom, I had a life changing experience in my Sunday school class. The teachers asked us to examine why we were at church. Were we there for our parents, our friends or because we truly believed. I knew then that my testimony may have been tried, but, it wasn't broken. I felt God's love for me and I KNEW that he will only give us the things we can handle. He wants us to become our best selves. He wants us to need him and He wants to help us. When I realized this my perspective changed. I began to hope and love again. Christ's atonement taught me that hope is never lost. HE IS ALWAYS THERE! His love is the center of the gospel. It gives me power. It inspires me to become better. It makes me see the good in the world and in others. It lets me know that I have a plan and that my family is eternal. The gospel is love and I think that love can get us a long way in this world. I fell in love with being a Mormon because I knew that Heavenly Father has always loved me and will love me forever.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the LDS. I just moved to a new ward so I don't have a calling. However, I love going to different activities and get-togethers because the people in the gospel are wonderful! They are uplifting and spiritual and are always the best of friends. One thing I love about the church is that no matter where I move to there is always a ward for me to be welcomed to! I also love that most of the callings in the worldwide church are willing people who share their love and their time just to help the gospel continue and spread!