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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a new mom. I am a reader and a writer, a student and a teacher. I am a cook and a baker, a sewer and a crafter. But what defines me most is my faith. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel answers my unanswerable questions, because I feel in my soul that's true, and because as I strive to live my faith, I become a better person, daughter, mother, and wife. I became a Mormon when I was 18. I grew up in an agnostic family and was wholly unaware of Jesus or anything else faith related. As I learned about the gospel, however, I began to feel a hopefulness that I hadn't known before. When I was taught of God's love for me throughout the great plan He has for each of us, I desired to know if it was true instead of merely promising. I became a Mormon because God answers prayers. He answered mine through the holy ghost and taught me that the church of jesus Christ of latter-day saints is true. I am still a Mormon today because Heavenly Father continues to answer my prayers and strengthen me as I face the trials of this life. I am a Mormon today because now that I have a daughter, I can't imagine going one day without thanking God for the wonderful blessing she is to us, and pleading for His help in raising her.

How I live my faith

I live my faith mostly in the quiet recesses of my life and home. I live it as I pray when I don't necessarily feel like it, as I strive to serve others when I don't entirely want to, and as I try to fight against the influence of the adversary in my life, my family, and the world.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sarah
We perform proxy baptisms for those who have died in our temples because we know that baptism is a requirement for us to be able to return to live with Heavenly Father after this life. To dwell with God in Heaven, we must be baptized; however, many people die without having an opportunity to be baptized by proper authority. Many people don't ever hear about the gospel or our Savior, and thus can't be baptized during their lifetimes. As members of the Church, we can be baptized in place of our deceased ancestors. They will then have an opportunity to accept or reject this baptism. If they accept it, they will then be able to live in Heaven too. Some people wonder how you can be baptized on behalf of someone else, but having participated in these ceremonies in the temple, I know that you can be. I know that Christ performed the atonement, or in other words, suffered and died to pay the price for my sins and the sins of every other soul on earth. He vicariously paid for these wrongdoings on our behalf. We can, in turn, be vicariously baptized for those we love who have gone on before us. Show more Show less