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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon, pharmacy student, Army wife, and homemaker.

About Me

I'm a pharmacy student. I have my BS in Biology. I'm an army wife. I've been happily married for 6 years. I was born in Canada but now call the United States home. My family became members of the church because two missionaries came knocking on our door when I was10 years old. I love to sew, craft, run, bake, and learn new things.  

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 10 years old missionaries came knocking on our neighbors door. My mother just so happened to be outside at the time and told them that the neighbors weren't home. At that moment the brakes on the van gave out, like they had been for awhile, and my 2 year old sister happened to be behind playing with her tricycle. The missionaries ran over to the van and stopped it from going any further. My mother for some reason asked the missionaries if they were from Utah. We didn't know anything about the church nor had we ever heard of it. In Canada religion is different from the United States. People don't openly express their beliefs as much as they do in the US. The missionaries asked if they could teach us the discussions and they did. After about a month my family was baptized. We still keep in touch with those missionaries and I know that they realize the great work that they did. They made a huge impact on not only our family but on the generations to come. Since then my parents were sealed in the temple, all but one of us 5 kids have been sealed to my parents, two of my three brothers have served missions, I have been married in the temple, one of my brothers has been sealed in the temple, and one will soon be sealed in the temple. It's amazing to see how 2 young men can make a difference. Not only is our family blessed for their service but future generations will be as well. I love this church and love that no matter where you are it is the same through and through. Being an Army wife I have moved several times and it is nice to know that there is one constant in my life and that is this church. You won't find it in any other religion. I know that if I go on vacation or go visit family that I will be getting the same lessons taught in church there as I would back home.

How I live my faith

We are taught the Word of Wisdom which I abide by everyday. It's important to keep our bodies pure and clean. I eat the right foods, exercise, and feel good about what I put in my body. I wear modest clothing not just because we are taught to treat our bodies as a temple but because I feel comfortable not having my body exposed to the world. I never understood how girls could go around wearing really short shorts and skimpy tank tops and feel comfortable. I love that there are stores dedicated to modest clothing. Not only can you wear fashionable clothing and look cute but you can also be covered and comfortable. I try to be kind to everyone I encounter, whether it be at work, school, or just going about my everyday life. To me it's important to be myself no matter where I go and my religion is a huge part of who I am. 

Are Mormons Christians?

Sarah
First you have to ask yourself what does Christian mean? It means that you believe in the Jesus Christ, that he is our Savior and Redeemer. That he died for us on the cross. So to answer the question YES Mormons ARE Christians because we believe those things. Jesus is the cornerstone to our religion. Our church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because it is based upon his teachings. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sarah
I love that our religion provides a way for families to be together forever. When we are married sealed it isn't until death do us part. It's forever. Our children are also sealed to us. But how can those people that have never heard the gospel have the same opportunities that I do? What about those starving children in Africa? Or the family member who died long ago and never had the chance to hear about the gospel? That is why we have proxy baptisms sometimes called baptisms for the dead. We believe that families can be together forever and this is one way we can do that. We go to the temple to be baptized for a person that is no longer living.   Show more Show less