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Hi I'm Sarah

I am a homeschool mom of 5 that loves life and all that comes with it.

About Me

 I am a wife to a wonderful husband who digitally images historical records for family history research and a mom to 4 little guys and 1 little princess. In the last several years I've become a homeschool mom and I'm loving the opportunity to watch my children learn and grow right before my eyes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up in a loving home with a mom, dad, and 4 brothers and 3 sisters. I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was eight years old, like my siblings. While I was loved and cared for, my childhood was not without struggles and difficulties. My parents divorced when I was 13 and I was sent to live with a sister in another state. This change was hard on me. I had to make new friends and try to figure out who I was and what I believed. Thankfully, my siblings were active members of the church and I was surrounded by positive influences. The following year I moved again to live with my mother at my brothers home. This was a critical time for me as I was going into my sophomore year of high school. I was blessed with amazing friends that helped me become the person I am today. Once I went to college I was beginning to have my own testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ rather than just hanging onto the testimony of my family. I think the second turning point for me was after I started down a path that was not a good one. Once one mistake was made, it was easier to justify another poor decision that continued to take me farther from the teachings of the church. I began to recognize the lack of joy and lack of guidance from the Spirit of the Lord. Thankfully, during this difficult time my family was always there for me and loved me unconditionally. I was able to take the proper steps to come back and repent of those bad choices. This decision to change and follow the teachings of the Gospel ultimately led me to my husband and a temple marriage. After being married for 11+ years and living far from family for the majority of that time, my testimony of the gospel has grown enormously. My "church family" has supported and loved me and my children like my own family would. I have also been able to make several friends of other faiths and have been learning about the teachings and beliefs of their religions. This had been a major testimony builder for me. I am so grateful for the simple truths of the Gospel and the lack of confusion I feel when studying the Gospel. The Spirit has touched me in many ways and testified to me that the doctrines and principles I have been taught are correct. The love that I feel for my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ fills my heart and I feel that love reciprocated in many, many ways.

How I live my faith

 I have enjoyed teaching the young children and teenagers about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Watching the changes in them as they grow in their testimonies of the Savior is an amazing experience. I have also been blessed to interact with other women in the church and organize activities to help them become better mothers, wives, and women. All the service I have given has been returned to me by learning public speaking, how to conduct music, and how to give a lesson, among other things. My confidence grows as I fulfill each new assignment.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Sarah
Yes. We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. We believe that he came to the earth to make it possible for us to return to live with our Heavenly Father again. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and was crucified because he loves us and knew that it was a necessary part of Heavenly Father's Plan. On the third day after his death he was resurrected which made it possible for everyone who has ever lived on the earth or will live on the earth to be resurrected as well. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Sarah
 They sacrifice their time to share the "good news" of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach people about the Plan of Happiness. When you love something so much and it has improved your life and given you hope, you can't help but share that with others. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Sarah
The First Vision is the name given to the experience that Joseph Smith had at age 14 in the grove of trees near his home when he went there to pray about which church to join. He had been visiting the various churches in the area and was struggling to decide which of them had the truth. The differences and confusion bothered him. He was reading his Bible and read in James 15 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him." He decided he needed to pray to God to find the answer to his question. He went to the grove of trees, which we call the Sacred Grove now, and after praying for a time, he saw a "pillar of light" and in that light were two personages, Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. The Father told him that none of the churches at the time had the truth.  Show more Show less