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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a friend, I’m a daughter, I’m a sister, I’m a wife, I’m a mother to five children who are growing up quickly. All of these roles bring me lots of opportunity to influence and serve others. I love to vacation with my family; especially if the vacation includes warm water and beautiful sunsets. I grew up in Maryland and decided to attend school in the west after I discovered skiing on Utah powder. During college, I spent my summers sleeping under the stars as a river guide for white water rafting tours. After college, I settled in Colorado with my husband and became a mother. I love spending time with my family, reading, walking each morning, and interacting with others. Having children has been my greatest adventure. By devoting my life to others, I’ve learned to be more like my Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both choose to join the Mormon church before I was born, so I was raised with parents who took me to church each week and set an example of faithful worship. Growing up I had to make my own decision whether I valued the standards taught at church and if I’d follow the path my parents had shown me. I found out for myself that this path would bring me happiness. From my journey, I’ve learned that I am truly a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me. I’ve learned that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he gave his life to save each of us. This knowledge brings me peace despite challenges that come my way and gives each day purpose.

How I live my faith

Taking care of my family takes most of my time. Each day there are many ways to spend my time and I try to choose the activities that will help my family and those around us. I like to volunteer in ways that help children, whether it’s in school classrooms or church organizations. Each month I try to do something to help the teachers at my children’s schools. It may be emailing volunteers to remind them of assignments, leading a reading group or stuffing folders. I just try to do something that makes their job easier and allows them to spend more time interacting with the children in their classes. At church, some of the things I’ve done are helping organize summer camps and weekly activities for teenage girls, teaching Sunday lessons and coordinating care for those in need. I currently am the secretary for the children’s organization that serves about 600 children in our area. Every other week for many years, I’ve been able to deliver groceries to shut in adults. When possible, my children join me in this task and get to experience the joy that comes from helping others. I hope that by doing things for others, that I’m able to lighten their load and help them feel the love of Jesus Christ.