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Hi I'm Sarah

I am an English teacher, but currently raise my two beautiful sons at home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of two little boys. I earned my bachelor's degree in English Education and taught high school English for 5 years before making the choice to stay home and raise my sons. Cooking and music are my passion. I love playing the piano and guitar. I have moved around a lot in my life trying to find a home, and finally realize that I am happiest with the ones that I love, no matter where I live.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was mormon. I grew up learning the teachings of the LDS church and felt good about the things that I heard. In my youth, I truly began to understand the concepts of mormon doctrine and gained a firm testimony that it was the true church. Through praying to my Father in heaven, listening to His spirit, and reading His scriptures, I learned that there is no other way to be saved but by following His commandments. While away at college, I had a hard time doing just that. But I never stopped going to church and praying to God to help me be a better person. I knew what he wanted me to do, but I was having a hard time doing it. Through going to the meetings of the mormon church, I learned that I could be forgiven of my sins and that I could feel happy again with who I was. I prayed to God that he could forgive me and make me a stronger person through Christ's atonement. Never have I experienced such a transformation from pure misery to pure happiness. The Lord has blessed me in all of my life and given me a "happily ever after" life. I know that these blessings come from being a member of the mormon church.

How I live my faith

I find it hard to always find time to do what I should while I am busy being a wife and mother. But I have learned that just as I have to foster relationships with my family, I have to set aside time to foster a relationship with my Heavenly Father. Every day when my little boy takes a nap, I say my prayers and study my scriptures in depth. I reflect upon my life and listen to the Holy Spirit about what I need to be doing in my life to help others. For the past two years I have been working with the teens of the church, leading them, teaching them, planning activities with them, and helping them grow closer to God. I just started playing piano for the young children of the church, helping them to learn songs about Jesus and learn about how important God is in their life. I also try to help out in my neighborhood and with my friends, serving them in any way I can, whether it be giving food to those in need, watching a child for a worn-out mother, or comforting a sick neighbor.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Sarah
Just as a loving father on earth would never do anything to hurt his own child, we believe that our Father in heaven would never doom his children to an afterlife of unhappiness. We believe that all souls go to an interim world when they die. There they are taught about Christ and about our Father's commandments for us. Those who already have accepted these teachings will teach others. Those who never had a chance to really learn about these things will get their chance. God must be just, and it is not just to condemn those who never learned these things on earth. When this interim world finishes and all have been taught, we will be resurrected to our previous bodies. Then Christ will judge us and send us to a "heaven" where we belong. Those who never accepted Him and decided to follow Satan will live together. Those who lived a good life but did not accept Christ will live together. Those who accepted Christ and lived a life of keeping his commandments will live with Him together. The important thing is that we will all be happy in our "heavens". God watches after His children and hopes they want to live happily with Him. But if that is not something they want or are worthy of, he will make sure they are happy where they choose to go. We have such a loving, merciful, and just Father. I hope that we all choose to live with Him for eternity. Show more Show less