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Hi I'm Sara

I'm half Caucasian and half Hispanic. I'm an ASU Sundevil. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle child of five. I am half Caucasian and half Hispanic. Growing up, I've been able to call 6 places around the world home. Moving so much while growing up had its challenges, however, it is an experience that has also greatly blessed my life. The greatest of these blessings would have to be that it naturally brought my family closer together. I’m so grateful for the relationships that I have built with my siblings and my parents. Truly, being with my family is my favorite place to be. Currently, I am in graduate school studying to become a school psychologist. I know school can be tough, and I want to be able to be a resource for the kids who struggle, whether it be academically, emotionally, socially, etc. School is something we all have to do, and it is a rite of passage that sets us up for the rest of our lives. I just hope to be able to help kids navigate school successfully so that they can walk away from it having had a positive experience. I love watching movies, reading, singing, playing tennis, going to dance parties, and riding roller-coasters. And I am bisexual. Although it was a struggle for me to come to terms with that, I have come to recognize and accept that I am attracted to both men and women. However, because of the things that I have learned and have come to know are true, I made the choice a long time ago that I will not engage in sexual relations before marriage, and when I do choose someone to marry, I will choose a man.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon, and thus, I've been raised in the Mormon faith ever since I was born. However, I am not a Mormon because my parents are or because I was raised that way. I am a Mormon because I have come to know for myself that what this gospel teaches is true. When I was younger, there were many times when I had my doubts. Even more than questioning if the Mormon religion was true, I sometimes questioned if there even was a God. Maybe people were just making the whole thing up. Growing up, I questioned, I struggled, I searched. And answers slowly began to come. The Holy Ghost confirmed to me that God was there, that He is real, and that He loves me. Through the same process, I came to feel, and eventually know that the Book of Mormon, as well as the Bible, contain the word of God. I learned for myself that Joseph Smith really did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that they called him to be a prophet to restore the fullness of Christ’s church on the earth again. I don’t have all the answers, and I continue to have questions, but that is one of the great things about this gospel. It is a gospel of learning. Heavenly Father welcomes all our questions, and if we do our part to earnestly seek, He will help us to find all our answers.

How I live my faith

In John 13: 34-35, Jesus said, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." I live my faith by endeavoring to live this commandment every day. My greatest example is Jesus Christ, and so I live my faith by trying to live as he lived. I try to be quick to forgive, to look for the best in people, and I strive to love everyone by serving them in any way I can. I had the privilege to serve as a missionary for the church in Santiago, Chile, a call that allowed me to share the gospel of Jesus Christ basically 24/7 for a year and a half. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it was also one of the most rewarding. It was just one of those rare opportunities where you can truly focus all your efforts on serving other people. It was one of the happiest times of my life. I’m not perfect, but I do my best to live the commandments and share God’s love with everyone.