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Hi I'm Sara

I'm an aspiring photographer. I'm an organizer. I'm a daughter, sister, and aunt. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was blessed to serve a full-time LDS mission, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in Northern Italy, in their native langauge; Italian! I have a large family (5 brothers, 2 sisters, and my parents) who are my best friends. I was home schooled all my life until I went to college, where I received my Associate in Arts degree, and am currently enrolled at BYU-Idaho, pursuing a degree in accounting. I love photography with a passion - it's one of my favorite things in the world. As a child I hated to read, but I find myself wanting to read and learn more and more every day. I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up, but I know that I want to be a faithful wife, mother, and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon, going to church every Sunday with my family, and I just always figured that it was true. But that is not why I'm a Mormon today. During a General Conference (a biannual broadcast sent out via television, internet, and audio, all over the world, where the Prophet, Apostles, and leaders of the church speak) we were given the challenge to start and finish the Book of Mormon before the end of the year, and to pray and gain our own testimony of it. I had never read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover on my own, so I decided to take on the challenge. I picked up the Book of Mormon and began at the very beginning - the title page. I continued reading everyday until I read that last page in Moroni. I did it. I completed the challenge of reading the Book of Mormon before the end of the year, and in doing so I came to know for myself the truthfulness of it. That year I felt a change - a change in my attitude, a change in how I viewed things, a change in everything. Reading the Book of Mormon each day brought a joy and happiness that nothing else could. It brought me closer to the my Heavenly Father and my Savior, and allowed me to feel the Spirit more fully - and that Spirit testified to me that the Book of Mormon is true. I didn't receive a big sign exclaiming the truthfulness of it; I got a small, simple confirmation that brought peace and joy to my heart. I am a Mormon today because I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have a strong testimony of it. I strive everyday to keep that testimony strong; to read the Book of Mormon daily, and to keep working towards becoming the person that my Heavenly Father knows I can become. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored church of God here on this earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving the Savior, and by trying to be like him. I'm constantly trying to obey His commandments, and striving to be like Him; not just part of the time, but wholeheartedly. I try to read my scriptures, and to pray, daily. I try to set a good example for all those around me. I look for opportunities to do service, or give of my time. I know that by doing all these things one can get closer to the Spirit, and that when we have the Spirit it can bring direction and guidance to our lives.