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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm an English Teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Professional - I'm an 8th grade English Teacher, and I love it! Hobbies - I design, create, and sell jewelry. I play the piano and sing. I love movies. I love crafts, and I love spending time creating all sorts of things. I love to read - mostly science fiction and fantasy. I'm a semi-professional photographer specializing in travel and portrait photography. Family - I'm single. I'm the oldest of 5 children and am very close to my siblings. I have 12 nieces and nephews and 4 kitties.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into an LDS family, I choose every day to be a Mormon. One of the teachings of the Church is that families can be together forever. I love my family. They are the most important thing to me on earth, and more than anything else, I want to be with them forever. Mormon's believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. While I have read the Book of Mormon several times, during my sophomore year in college, I decided that I needed to make sure that my belief that the Book of Mormon is true was really my own belief. I decided that what I needed to do was to read the whole book from cover to cover and then pray to ask God if it was true. When I finished reading, I prayed, and the answer I received is that I had known that it was true for a very long time, and my testimony was not leaning on or borrowing from the beliefs of my parents. Another reason that I'm a Mormon is that I believe in our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for all of us. It is called the Plan of Salvation. There is a great explanation of the Plan of Salvation on Mormon.org, and I hope you will read about it. The Plan of Salvation is all about how much God love us, and I know that He loves each of us individually. His love for me is the reason I'm a Mormon, because I know He cares about me, is aware of what is going on in my life, and He wants me to live with Him again after I die. The thought of being with him again makes me very very happy.

How I live my faith

To me, being Mormon is more than just attending church, it is who I am. All of my choices and actions are based on my faith, both what I choose to do and choose not to do. Something I love about being Mormon is having the opportunity to serve in my ward. I have taught Sunday school to the adults and youth, I have taught in our women's organization (Relief Society), I have led the music and played the piano in church, I have led the choir, I have helped organize activities, and held several leadership positions. Serving in my ward has helped me get past my shyness, and I have met some of my best friends by serving them. I choose not to listen to, read, or watch things that will make it hard for me to feel the spirit, so I don't go to rated R movies, read romance novels, or listen to music with lyrics containing cuss words, advocating violence or sex out of wedlock, or that make me feel uncomfortable. I love working with young people. I have had the opportunity to be a Sunday school teacher to the 12 to 14 year olds, and it was so rewarding. I developed a deep love for this group of young men and women, and they are an amazing group of young people. As a school teacher, knowing that my students are my brothers and sisters as children of God gives me the capacity for greater patience, deeper love, and a stronger desire to be the best I can be and do whatever I can for them. Most of all, I try to be a good example to those around me. My faith is what makes me happy, and I want nothing more than to bring that happiness to others.