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Hi I'm Sydney Jensen

I grew up in Utah. I'm studying to become a classical singer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a girl who's grown up being a member of the LDS church. After graduating high school I went to college for a year where I started my major, vocal performance. I hope to be a wife and a mother one day. I also love to travel, I've been to places such as Jamaica, Mexico, The Grand Cayman, and England.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have lived the teachings of the gospel and seen what a blessing they are in my life. And because I have, at times, chosen to ignore some commandment from God and felt less happy than when I did follow them. I have witnessed time and time again the truthfulness of this church. For example, there are some nights when I am overcome by my anxieties and emotions. In those times of despair I turn to prayer, and during those prayers I always am overwhelmed with the feeling that I am not alone. Every time I choose to turn to the Lord and try to get to know my Father in Heaven and Savior better, I understand better how I feel the Spirit and I strengthen my faith. Not only have I felt comfort from the Spirit when I needed it, but it makes logical sense to me that this church is true. The true gospel was taken from the world after Christ's time and a great apostasy occurred. There then needed to be a restoration, because God would not leave His children without knowledge of Heaven for forever. The world was then set up perfectly in order to restore His gospel. I know that for sure. Lastly I have felt the Grace of Jesus Christ first hand. I know that because of Him, I can repent of my sins. And because He died on the cross for every single person to ever live, I never have to be alone. In my trials, in my weaknesses, and in my joys. Throughout my entire life I have the help of a brother who loves me enough to die for me, a loving Father in Heaven, and the Holy Ghost. Because of them, the Godhead that is to say, I have received strength beyond my own capacity, and I will continue to be strengthened through them and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. There is much joy to be found in the world, all because of the gospel. I am incredibly grateful I have it in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to participate musically in the church as much as possible. I frequently sing in religious services or conduct the music and choose the hymns we sing. I try to reach out as well and make everyone feel at home at church.