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Hi I'm Sarah Jarvis

I am a graphic design student, a musician, a missionary, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student at BYU-Idaho, majoring in graphic design. Besides that, I like to read, travel, play the cello, spend time with my roommates, and make art when I get the time. I have also decided to give my life to God for 18 months to serve a mission in Fort Worth, Texas spanish speaking. I know it will be hard, but I have received a witness time and time again that this is the best thing I can do for myself and others right now. It's going to be great!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. However, ever since I was in my early teens, I've continually wondered whether the Church is true or not. And every time I wondered, I received confirmation that it was true. It was all in the little things, the tender mercies of the Lord, the answered prayers. There were just little things that happened that made everything alright, and helped me remember that my Heavenly Father is watching over me. It has made all the difference. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that he has a specific plan and work for me to do. I know that Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for us so we can be with Heavenly Father again. I know that we have prophets today that are inspired of God, and that the Book of Mormon is true. The Holy Ghost has helped me gain this knowledge, which I couldn't have any other way.

How I live my faith

I firmly believe that faith and works are inseparable connected. Faith without works is dead, but works without faith is pointless. I live my faith by the things I do. I do my best to pray and study the scriptures. I try to help those around me however I can. I love teaching others about the gospel as a sunday school teacher. Another big example of my faith is going on a mission. There are so many unknowns, uncertainties, and fears. But I know that God will strengthen me as I do His will, and help me be the missionary He needs me to be.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sarah Jarvis
I have often hear the question from many sincere Christians: What about people who never hear about the gospel and get baptized or never accept it in life? Some answer by saying that there are multiple ways to God other than the true church. Some think that all who are not baptized during this life cannot enter into the kingdom of God. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe as Jesus taught that baptism is necessary for salvation. For those who didn't have the opportunity to be baptized during mortal life, we do baptisms for the dead. The deceased can accept this work or not, but this way everyone will have an opportunity for salvation. Show more Show less