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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mom. I'm a Texan. I'm a Cancer Survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a SAHM of two young boys and wife to an aerospace engineer. Right now my family is my life. Volunteering in the community, training my border collie, dancing it up in Zumba classes, and reading anything around which I can get my hands fills most of my time. What I really want to do is home improvement. Painting and planting and redesigning homes and yards just calls to me. I wish I knew this before I graduated college! Right now the projects are small, but as soon as my husband finishes school, watch out for the lady with the paint sprayer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it helps me to understand my place in this world. I know I have a loving Heavenly Father and my goal is to return to his presence and to help my family do the same. The teachings of the church help me in this course and I know that I'm not alone in this pursuit. There are hundreds of members striving for the same blessing.

How I live my faith

I am a counselor in the Primary organization. Meaning - I'm blessed to be able to teach children from the ages of 3-12 about Christ and his gospel. I work with three other women and a group of teachers to help direct the lessons and activities provided to the children. I also work with the Cub Scout program in the church.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Sarah
If we believe in Jesus Christ then we must also believe that how he lived is correct. He showed love, he demonstrated forgiveness and compassion to all mankind. When I treat my husband, my children, friends and strangers this way they become more real and more important to me. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Sarah
Church attendance is a weekly opportunity for everyone (members, non-members, children, etc) to come together and learn about the Savior's teachings and to share testimony concerning these teachings. Temple attendance is reserved for worthy members of the church to make sacred promises to Heavenly Father, to ponder and to pray, and to serve those who have died. As there needs to be understanding and an ability to keep sacred commitments, young children do not enter the temple and youth (12 - 18) only enter part of the temple. Show more Show less