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Hi I'm Sarah

I love to be with my family! I enjoy cooking, reading and playing the piano. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As a new mother, I'm constantly discovering new hobbies. I love crafts and to scrapbook and document my family. I enjoy playing sports especially racquetball and volleyball, but I love watching college football. My husband and I enjoy playing the Wii, watching movies and reading the Harry Potter series together. But our guilty pleasure is baking goodies as well as making our son giggle. Dad works full time while I stay home with our son. I hope to use my degree in Journalism sometime in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. My parents joined the church when they were young adults so they taught my sisters and I from the moment we were born of Jesus Christ and His gospel. I never doubted them, but always received a confirmation that what they had taught me was true. It just always felt right! I grew up knowing a man, a prophet, spoke to God just like in ancient times. I grew up knowing God's power, the priesthood, was again on the earth for men to do His work and build His kingdom. I grew up knowing that God spoke to ancient people on the American continent and they recorded His words too, known as the Book of Mormon. These things I grew up knowing provided a foundation for me to continue being obedient to His laws. Sure, I made mistakes, but I knew, from when I was little, that Jesus is the Savior of the world. As my Savior, He suffered for my sins, so that if I repented and did them no more, I would be clean from them. As I grew, I realized I wanted to share these same things I've known all my life with others. As a young adult, I went on a mission to South America and taught others what I've always known. I saw miracles happen and lives change. Now, my husband and I teach our son these precious truths. We are happy and confident, full of faith and hope in the future that God will provide, as much as we are obedient to Him.

How I live my faith

As many others do, I serve faithfully in my local congregation helping the women help other women. Our women's organization lives by the motto "Charity never faileth." We strive to comfort and bring relief to those who suffer and we achieve this through monthly visits or calls. I oversee this portion by making sure as many women can be visited as possible. Through this, I have gained many friends. My husband also serves in a different capacity. He and I are raising our young son with the knowledge that serving others makes one happy. Together, we study scripture, pray and have fun. This is our life and we wouldn't change anything about it.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Sarah
We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as He gave it to ancient prophets. We read of God's dealings with His people of old and of course read the glorious life and teachings of Jesus Christ and how he organized the church through the apostles. We also believe the Bible to be correct as long as it is translated correctly. As the books of the Old and New Testament went through various translations as well as interpretations, we believe many plain and precious truths were lost or taken out. Through divine inspiration, the Prophet Joseph Smith received correct translations of parts of the Bible that were changed, lost or corrupted. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Sarah
A testimony is a witness of truth, especially of Jesus Christ and His divine mission. It is gained, by the Holy Ghost, after seeking truth, studying God's word, sincere prayer, and the intent to follow God's will. Wanting a testimony begins with faith: trusting and believing God even when there is no proof. One does not gain a testimony overnight. Through diligence and desire, faith will turn into a sure knowledge that Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. This only happens through a confirmation from the Holy Ghost, sometimes described as a burning feeling in one's heart. Once a testimony is gained, it must be nurtured and fed daily through obedience to God's laws. However, a testimony can become dormant and perhaps die if left on its own, much like a plant. Show more Show less