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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon and a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. I am currently in college, working towards a Bachelor's degree in music composition. I love theater and performing on stage, and would someday like to write Broadway musicals. Other than that, I enjoy running and playing soccer, reading, writing, and hanging out and watching movies with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, both my parents are members, and they raised me in the church. I was baptized when I was eight, and I've been a member ever since. I've read the Book of Mormon many times, and I've always felt that it is true, but for a long time, the reason I went to church was largely because it was what everyone expected of me, and I guess I never really thought about not going. The church was just a part of who I was it was how I had been raised. Now that I've moved out of my parent's house, though, I can truly say that I know for myself that this church is true. When I came to college, it was suddenly my decision. If I didn't want to go to church, I didn't have to, and nobody would even know. I tried to keep going, but it was hard. Suddenly, I wasn't so sure that the church was true, or that God even existed. But as I prayed and studied the scriptures, and really thought about it, I felt God's love for me, and I knew that He was there. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that Joseph Smith translated it by the power of God, and that it has power to change lives. It has changed mine. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior, and that he knows me and loves me. I am so grateful for the gospel and for the blessings that it brings to me and to my family.

How I live my faith

One of the things that I love about being a Mormon is that I have so many opportunities to serve others. One of the ways that I do this is by serving in my ward. I have served in many positions, but right now I am the pianist for my ward choir. I love having the opportunity to use my musical talents to bring the spirit into the meetings through the songs that I play. Another way that I serve in my ward is through visiting teaching. All the women in the ward are split up into pairs, and assigned to visit a few of the sisters every month. That way, we can all stay connected to each other, and help each other when we need it. I think it is an awesome program, and I've made a lot of very good friends through visiting teaching. Being a member of the church also provides a lot of opportunities to serve in my community. Often we do ward service activities and reach out to fill a need that we see in the neighborhood or community, whether it be collecting food for a food drive or mowing someone's lawn. The church also has an incredible humanitarian and welfare program, and we do a lot of work such as making quilts and collecting medical supplies to send to people all around the world. Serving others is something that is really emphasized in our church, and I love it!

Are Mormons Christians?

Sarah
Definitely. We believe in and accept Jesus Christ as our savior, and we strive to follow His teachings and His example. Everything that we do in the church points to Him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Sarah
Nope. We revere Joseph Smith as a prophet, and honor him for the work that he did to build God's kingdom on earth, but we do not worship him. We worship God the Father and His son Jesus Christ, not Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Sarah
A testimony is a personal witness that you receive from the Holy Ghost that the principles of the gospel are true. It is a gift from God to anyone who seeks for it with faith. When you study and read the scriptures and then pray to ask Heavenly Father if the things you have studied are true, He will answer your prayers through the witness of the Holy Ghost, which is a feeling of peace and assurance and love, and your mind clears, and you know that it's true. I have felt the Holy Ghost when I pray, and because of that I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my savior and that he loves me. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church, and that President Thomas S. Monson was called and prepared by God to lead this church through revelation and the authority of the priesthood. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that it will bring us closer to Christ. I know that Joseph Smith really saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ, and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. I am so grateful for my testimony. I consider it to be one of my most precious possessions, and I would encourage anyone who has the desire to know the truth to ask God in faith, and He will answer you. Show more Show less