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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a foodie, I love the mountains, I'm a nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of two - a 2 year old girl and a new baby boy. We are living in Nebraska while my husband is attending law school. I love cooking, eating, and learning about food. I love all things food. I am a labor and delivery nurse part time and love my job. But most of all, I love being with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

To me, it just makes sense. We are children of our Heavenly Father and he sent us to this earth to be happy. The principles of the gospel help me understand why I am here and where I am going. These principles guide me down a path that give me the greatest happiness. I was born in a Mormon family. My parents and siblings helped to teach me the gospel. I gained my own testimony slowly, step by step, and continue to learn and gain a greater testimony. As I study and learn more about the gospel, it just makes sense, I have a feeling of peace and I know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the principles of the gospel. I try to follow as exactly as I know how. Everyone in the congregation has a calling, or job, in the church. Right now I am serving as the Primary Chorister. I help the children learn songs about Jesus, the Book of Mormon, and all the principles of the gospel.

What is the priesthood?

Sarah
The priesthood is the power to act in God's name. Only worth male members are given the authority to use this power. It is used to bless the sick or afflicted, perform ordinances like baptism, and lead congregations of the Church. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Sarah
Men and women are given different roles in this life and in the Church. One gender is not revered as more important or superior than the other, just different. The men and women lead side by side as equals. Women do not hold the priesthood because they are given other roles in this life. Women lead in their own organization, called the Relief Society. It has become the largest women's organization in the world. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Sarah
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe in a second book of scripture, called the Book of Mormon. It is another testament of Jesus Christ written by prophets in the Ancient Americas. It was compiled by a man named Mormon and because of this it is called the Book of Mormon. Because of our belief in this book we have been given the nickname, "Mormons." Show more Show less