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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I'm a student of social work. I'm a pianist. I love papel picado and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the daughter of amazing parents. I was incredibly lucky to be blessed with amazing siblings that keep me on track and remind me what is important in life. Family and God joined are my life. It's the whole purpose to life. I love to play the piano, my favorite composers are Paul Cardall, Beethoven and Josh Groban. I love papel picado, which is a decorative paper cut with different patters and pictures. These are strung up to form banners at festivals in Mexico. I love Mexican food and South American cultures. I love tennis, swimming, archery, ping pong, and laser tag. I like to smile, laugh and take walks. I love being in nature with all of God's creations. I love the sciences and the liberal arts. My favorite sciences are Human Biology and Neurology. My favorites are Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis and Jane Austen. My favorite plays are The Tempest and The Summoning of Everyman. I believe a snow ball fight is considered a snow sport--if you play it right 

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the Mormon Church, the time came, as it does for everyone, when I needed to find out for myself, if the Church was truly the Church of Christ, with Him at the head giving revelation to a prophet. I was twelve years old. I was going to Church and the youth activities, but didn't really feel the fire. I was leaning my head against the wall in one of the church meetings. I was casually listening. The speaker explained that what we would get out of attending Church was dependent on what we brought to church. We were responsible for bringing the spirit of the meeting with us in our hearts. He explained that if we didn't feel the spirit or didn't take something away with us, it was our fault,we had something we needed to change, to open up the channels of the spirit. It struck me that I didn't have the right attitude about Church. I wanted a testimony. I wanted to feel that warm burning in the heart so many people talked about. I started paying attention in the Church lessons. I started making and keeping weekly goals. I began praying to my Father in Heaven and reading the scriptures more fervently and sincerely. Although there are some tender and more seemingly miraculous experiences that I could contribute to my testimony of Jesus Christ and membership to the Church, I could never deny that the most important, miraculous, and profound testimony and life evolving experiences, I found in daily and simple seeking, asking and receiving, from a Loving Father in Heaven. I am a Mormon because Father in Heaven and his son, Jesus the Christ live and they love us. I am a Mormon because they speak with man today, through the whisperings of the Holy Ghost . When things are good we are at peace and experience joy. When things are wrong we are confused, the thing we prayed for is no longer concerning or worrisome to us, we do not feel peace or joy. I am a Mormon because through trial and faith, through daily choices to seek after and put Christ first, and personal revelation through prayer, everyday is a manifestation and witness that Jesus is the Christ and the Mormon/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His Church, restored to its complete and whole perfection.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith day by day through word and deed. I live my life through prayer. Family is our faith. The whole point of mortal experience is families. Loving them in this life and loving them in the next. I am serving as a Visiting Teaching Leader. In the Church the woman have the calling to strengthen faith and families and to help where help is needed. The organization of women in the Church is called Relief Society. Within relief society there are several callings a sister can serve in. As a Visiting Teaching leader I serve to organize the women into companionships to watch and care for other women in the Relief Society to care for and strengthen their temporal and spiritual needs. Every woman is part of a companionship, and every woman has a companionship designed to visit her and help her. It is a network of woman seeking to help one another return home to Father in Heaven. Visiting Teaching is what Sister Julie B. Beck described as a "sacred opportunity" God would have us discover what He would like us to do to help those around us. Visiting Teaching is designed for sisters to go forth and serve and grow. As a Visiting Teaching Leader I had the unique opportunity of prayerfully seeking the Lord's help in organizing companionship and assigning them to certain women in the Relief Society. I also have the uniqe opportunity of teaching how visiting teaching is really all about. It is not about baking dinners, baby sitting or teaching monthly lessons. Visiting teaching is about giving service whatever that service might be. It is about strengthening faith and families. It is about helping each other make it to eternal life. Visiting Teacher is not a list of things to do that either shows a bunch of check marks or doesn't. It is whether we become like Christ and love and serve as He serves.