Hi I'm Sarah
I am a stay at home mom. I love being a home maker and feel like I have a strong sence of what it means to be a wife and mother. I have recently learned the art of canning and have dedicated myself to having a year supply of food for my family. I love this life. I believe that happiness is a choice and that once we learn who we are and decide what it is we want- no one can stop us from being happy and experiencing the joy we are meant to experience in this life. I believe in being accountable for the choices we make. I believe that our mistakes in life are meant to be learned from. I love beautiful art. I love how art and good lighting can bring a certain reverence into any room. I am partners with my husband in making Jesus Christ the center of our home and our lives. Our committment to Him determines every choice and decision we make. My name is Sarah and I am a Mormon.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I was raised in The Church, but there came a time when I could no longer "ride" on my parents testimony. It took a little time for me to decide what it was that I wanted out of life- and when I came to that crossroads- I decided that I wanted to know the mind and will of the Lord concerning me, and concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I remembered other's testimony's (including my parents) who said that they KNEW the church was true. I wanted to know. I chose to "buckle-down" and give it everything I had to obtain with a sure knowledge whether or not the church is true. I read the Book of Mormon and I was given the knowledge by the power of the Holy Ghost. I can say without any reservation that I know that this really is The Church of Jesus Christ; that Joseph Smith really was the Prophet of the Resteration and that he translated the golden plates to give us what we know today as the Book of Mormon; that we have a living profit; that my Heavenly Father loves me; that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He attoned for the sins of those who will turn to Him; that the Plan of Salvation is perfect; and that Satan and his wicked power and influence is very real.
How has the Holy Ghost helped you?
It is because of the Holy Ghost that I have a testimony and knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There came a time in my life when I had to know. I had to know whether or not the Book of Mormon is true. I had to know whether or not the things that I had been taught are true. I believed my parents when they would say to me, "The Church is true and we know beyond a shadow of a doubt". I believed them becaused they lived it. One of the missions of the Holy Ghost is to testify of Jesus Christ and He does exactly that. He can do it for you! I believe that because I used my free agency (or my ability to choose) to "ask, seek, and knock" and done so digillently, I made myself available to recieve the Witness of the Holy Ghost. After babtism and one more ordinance or ceremony called a confirmation, one is given the capacity to recieve the Holy Ghost in their heart and the option of having Him as constant companion. I am greatful for and eternally indepted to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for this gift. This gift is one of the things that make the Great Plan of Happiness... perfect. By the Power of the Holy Ghost when bestowed upon with proper authority one has the ability to recieve personal revelation. This ability is key and essential in navigating our way back to our Father in Heaven. Of these things I bare witness and testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
How I live my faith
My husband and I are dedicated to having personal and family scripture study every day. On Monday nights we hold Family Home Evening where we learn and discuss things of a spititual and faith promoting nature. We attend church each Sunday to partake of the Sacrament. Once a month we attend the temple and I also visit a few sisters that I have been assigned to visit with a partner. We attend to the needs of the women we visit and in the process make great friends. On every wall in our home is a picture of the Savior, the temple, or the Prophet. We do these things because we are committed to the Lord and are driven from within to be faithful, obiedient, and to serve. I am a volenteer in the community. In my heart, and in the back of my mind I am always looking for someone to share the gospel with, for someone to help, and for someone who has a burden that needs lifting. I choose to live and keep the commandments of the Lord because I love Him. I choose to be obiedient to His teachings. I refrain from certain things because I love the Lord. I try everyday to turn my back on the world and turn to face the Savior more fully. I do everything that I can to stay as close to the Lord as I can. Some of the tools that I use or implement in my life to do this are personal prayer, fasting, ofcourse scripture study, keeping myself clean, and keeping the commandments. It is because of my faith that I choose to refrain from certain things. These are some of the ways that I live my faith.