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Hi I'm Sandra

I've lived on three continents. I love to read, travel, and run errands on my Vespa. I'm a wife & mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the fourth of seven children, grew up in Utah, served a mission in South America, married my best friend, and... had a family! Since being married we've lived in six cities, seven houses, and a couple of countries. Through it all, family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ have been our constants. Now, after 23 years of raising kids, I'm at a new place in my life. With two daughters in college, a son serving a mission and just one child at home, I'm left with more "free" time than I recall having in a long, long time. So I'm taking classes, reading lots -hooray!- and considering what my life will hold next ...

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. I was baptized at eight and went to Sunday church and weekday activities throughout my childhood. In high school I attended Seminary - four years of learning from the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon, and other scripture. But beside that I FELT the Gospel in my life. I learned compassion through service and felt the love of my Savior for me personally. I enjoy being a Mormon because I love that there are wonderful people who help teach my children in the church's youth programs, and I love the opportunities to serve in a church with an unpaid, lay ministry, which service consequently helps me to be a better person. I love that I can be married to my spouse forever because of the temple sealing ordinance and covenants we've made in the temple. And I love knowing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, his Priesthood is here on the earth and we have a modern-day, living prophet.   

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by serving. We have many opportunities to serve in the church. Because we have a lay ministry, virtually all adult members have "callings" that change for each person over the years. I've been able to teach children, youth, and adults and have also served by leading music, organizing activities, serving on committees, singing in choirs, working with Cub Scouts, helping with Girls' Camp, and overseeing our local organizations for women, youth, and children. These opportunities have each been a blessing to me and hopefully to those I've served. Our family also lives our faith by following our prophet in various ways like holding weekly "Family Home Evening" - Monday nights set aside just for our family to do activities or learn together -, becoming self-sufficient & staying out of debt, getting an education, treating our bodies as temples studying the scriptures, being good neighbors and citizens and trying to be like our Savior.