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Hi I'm Sarai

I'm a speech-language pathologist. I'm a doctoral student. I'm a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the western United States, primarily in Washington state. After completing a master's degree in communication disorders, I became a certified speech-language pathologist and practiced in elementary schools and rehabilitation centers for about 3 years. I am completing a PhD program in communication disorders because I love the energy of learning and being on the cutting edge of research. I am married to a man who helps me fly. We have a daughter who brightens up or days and shortens our nights. Life is exciting and rich! In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends, and family. We enjoy talking and playing board games. I like attending musical, art, and theater productions. I also enjoy reading, singing, playing the piano, watching movies, social dancing, and going to local markets.

Why I am a Mormon

I love light. I seek truth. Although I have had and, on occasion, still have questions, I am an active a member because I can't deny the light I feel here. God is the giver of light and truth. When I feel light, I feel God. In living this religion, light satiates me when I read the scriptures. Light fills my soul when I visit sacred places. Light lifts me as I serve. Light radiates from me when I testify. Light comforts me as I pray. Where light is, there is God. This church is light. This church is God's. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day as I pray personally and with my husband. I study the word of God and his prophets, both ancient and modern. Every week, I seek peace in holy places and attend my local congregation to renew my faith and to fellowship with others. In my daily interactions at school and work, I do my best to treat everyone with respect and consideration, even if we have different opinions. I seek to do good and be kind, to lift others, and to serve. I seek to please God in all I do. In addition to my more personal acts of devotion, as a part of the women's organization in the church, I enjoy visiting with and being visited by other women in the congregation. We are a great strength to each other. I have seen miracles happen in the lives of women because we reach out to befriend, serve, and love each other. One of the great comforts of being a part of this church is knowing that there are always people you can count on. Wherever I move, I immediately have a congregation to go to, people willing to accept me and to help me if I need it. For example, when my husband and I moved into our new home, members of the congregation helped us move, even though we had never met them before. When I lived alone prior to my marriage, people from my congregation visited me each month to make sure I was safe and happy. They strengthened me during a very lonely, difficult period of my life. I do my best to be the same support to others because I know what a difference it makes.