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Hi I'm Sara

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah, and moved to Idaho when I was two. I am the middle of 9 children, four older sisters, two younger brothers and two younger sisters. I had two sisters pass away from health issues when they were just in their prime. My parents lost everything in the Teton Dam disaster. My father was a school teacher and coach. My mother raised 9 children. We were always taught that we could be whatever we wanted to be, we just had to work at it. We were taught to work hard, and be honest and fair in all our dealings. The greatest thing my father taught me that I learned the most from is that everyone enters our life or crosses our path for a reason, however, it is up to us to determine why they are there in our life, at that particular moment in time, and what we can learn from them or experience with them, "because we can learn so much from everyone," as my father said. I have taken that to heart, and I have made so many friends, learned so many things, treasured so many experiences from just reaching out and grasping those particular moments in my life. Everywhere I have lived, I have met so many interesting people of different backgrounds and faith and have come to love them individually.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints becaue I choose to be. I have the choice to be a member or not, and I choose to be a member of this church. What does that mean? I feel that I am part of the true church, the Church of Jesus Christ restored to us in these latter days by a man named Joseph Smith who chose to seek which church was true, and was told that if he was patient and prepared himself, the true church would once again be restored to the earth. And even though Joseph Smith's story may seem to some as a little "far fetched" I know without a shadow of a doubt that Joseph Smith, did indeed follow his Heavenly Father's instructions, and through his faith and prayers, helped restore this gospel to the earth today. Through my own choice of asking through prayer, the Spirit has told me this is the true church. And I know that if you in turn just pray and seek for yourself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, the answer will come to you with such emotion and feeling that you in turn will be able to testify of it's truthfulness. This is a church where your knowledge is expanded, your compassion is heightened, and your love is increased. A church where service is a way of life. I know who I am, where I came from, why I am here, and where I will go when this mortal existence is over. I love the knowledge of knowing there is more than just this earthly experience. And I love being the light in this earthly orbit that my Father in Heaven has placed me. Now, right now, I wish to share this knowledge and love, as well as my light with any one who reads this. And I challenge you to get on your knees and pray to God and ask if the Church of Latter-day Saints is indeed the true church on the earth today. I know without a shadow of doubt if you pray with a sincere heart, with true intent, that answer will come. And boy will it come. And you will recognize it. I testify of this.

How I live my faith

I love giving service to others. What kind of service, sometimes it is simple other times may require more time. I love going with my sister who loves to bake bread. We get in the car, say a prayer, go to those that we are asked to visit and with the remainder we just drive around, and she will say you pick which house we should stop and give an extra loaf of bread to. I will drive and then I will get the feeling to stop, we don't know these people, and when we go to the door to deliver the bread, they will look at us curiously, and we will reply we just felt that we should stop, say we love you and that you were especially in our thoughts today, and give them the loaf of bread. We have made so many dear friends that way, no members of our church, but friends still, who are from every walk of life and who all have a story. I teach the adults in our church and I love teaching and sharing the gospel, the knowledge and understanding I get from studying and teaching strengthens my belief in this church. The truths, and the understanding is amazing. My sister has a group that always does the twelve days of Christmas, where you secretly drop things off on doorsteps for the twelve days before December 25. Last year they had I think 22 families in which they left on doorsteps, baked goods, quilts, decorations, homemade candies, etc., and this is something they plan months in advance. That is what living my faith is all about, just being that light to someone in this earthly orbit in which we have been placed.