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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a mom of three energetic boys. I love reading, photography, ultimate frisbee and green smoothies. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being a mom of three little boys keeps me busy, busy, busy! I love reading, playing ultimate frisbee, photography, playing the piano, and spending time with my family. If I could, I would always be in school - I LOVE learning. I graduated with a bachelor's in education and taught the 5th grade. I am a full-time mom now and loving every minute of it. I am also the President of something called MBASA (the BYU Master's of Business Administration Spouses Association). Yes, a whole organization for the spouses of BYU MBA students! There are about 240 members and we have multiple committees that plan activities to encourage personal growth and learning, as well as supporting our spouses and strengthening our families.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, but I have learned for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ. As I have lived the principles taught in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and by living prophets, I have felt the happiness and peace that comes from following Christ. My life is not so different from everyone else - I have ups and downs, and my own share of trials, but I know that I have a Father in heaven who knows me personally, loves me, and wants the best for me. I am a Mormon because I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ on the earth. Just as in Christ's time, there are living prophets and apostles upon the earth. Through baptism, we promise to keep the commandments and follow Jesus Christ, and in return we are given the companionship of the Holy Ghost, the third member of the Godhead (Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost). I know that the Holy Ghost guides me, protects me, and comforts me. I have peace and joy as I keep the commandments and follow Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing my time and talents with those around me. I am currently a teacher in our church group. Every week I prepare a lesson from the New Testament about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. I teach a group of about 60 adults, although I may be the youngest one there. I get nervous to go in front of a large group each week, but I have learned so much about the life of Christ and I see His teachings changing me for the better as I apply what I learn. I also get to visit different women in our church group. We check in on each other, talk about what's going on in our lives and how we can help each other out, and we share a story about Christ to motivate eachother to keep making good choices and working on becoming better people. Although I've had the opportunity to participate in many ways, I find joy each day in living my faith as I teach my children about who they are, their purpose in life, and of the great love Jesus has for them.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. While He has all power and all wisdom, He is also our kind and merciful Father in Heaven. We refer to God as "Heavenly Father" because we believe that He is the Father of our spirit within us. He is as real as my mom or dad, and He cares about me in a personal way just like they do. When I pray to God, I know that He hears me. He knows my heart, my worries, my life. He wants the best for me, and yet, just like my parents, He doesn't just give me whatever I want wouldn't that be too easy! When I pray, I speak to Him just like I would talk to my parent or friend. He has all the power to heal and bless me, yet most of the time He strengthens me to be able to handle the situations I face. He wants me to grow and learn in this lifetime so I can be happy and return someday to live with Him again. Show more Show less