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Hi I'm SaraKathryn

I am a student. I am an artist and a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of a beautiful baby girl and the wife of an amazing husband. I enjoy creating things, so some of my favorite hobbies are art, sewing, and writing. I love nature and I try to go outside and enjoy nature whenever it's not too hot here in Texas. I love animals and I decided to become vegetarian two years ago. I'm also in college. I'm taking classes online to finish my degree. I grew up all over the country and have seen much of the United States. In elementary school and middle school, my mother homeschooled my brother and I so we had the freedom to visit some of our country's historical landmarks during the school year. I have great memories of visiting Mt. Rushmore and Williamsburg, VA. I graduated high school in California and moved with my parents to Texas my Sophmore year of college. There I met my amazing husband and we got married for time and eternity in the Houston Temple. We enjoy living in Houston where we are close to both of our families. Family is one of our top priorities and we spend a lot of time together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born to parents who were already members of this true church. I have grown up watching friends around me going through identity crisis. I have felt saddened by some of the ways they try to find themselves. Growing up in the church, I have always had a solid knowledge of who I am and where I come from. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that He has a divine plan for my life, even though I don't always see it. I have gone through difficult times in my life, times of uncertainty. Throughout those times, however, my faith has lifted me above the worries and sorrows of life. I have come to know that I cannot see everything the way that God does. I exercise my faith best when I accept that while I do not know why things may be happening to me, that the Lord does know and He will carry me through the storms. My faith brings me comfort in the lose of loved ones. I know that we can be reunited with our family once we pass from this mortal life. I know that death is not the end. I know that families can be together forever, and I'm eternally grateful for that knowledge. I have come to know that Christ is my Savior and that we have living Apostles and Prophets today who receive revelation from God to direct our lives. I know because of this, I do not need to be confused. I have gained a testimony of the truth of this church and of The Book of Mormon by careful prayer and study. It didn't come to me all at once, but slowly over time. My testimony continues to grow each day as I read scriptures, study the words of our Prophets, and attend church. I believe anyone who truly wishes to know the truth of this Gospel can receive answers by studying The Book of Mormon, talking to the missionaries, and finally, kneeling in serious prayer. The Lord hears and answers prayers. He can answer yours too.

How I live my faith

I love being involved in my church activities! I attend church every Sunday, and I love every part of it. There is a strong bond between all the members of our church, and we look out for each other. In particular, I have always felt a strong 'sisterhood' between the women of the church. Even though I am a young mother, I find it incredibly easy to connect with women who are much older because we share a common love for Christ and a common desire to follow His teachings. One thing that I am very involved in is called Visiting Teaching. It is a program designed to help watch out for the needs of women in our church by checking up on them regularly. Through this program, I have become close with another woman in my ward who is going through some very difficult struggles. She is very busy, and doesn't have much time to connect with other women, but my visits with her, give her someone to talk to and I am able to report back to the leadership the struggles that she may need help with. Because of this program, she has been able to find babysitters to watch her kids as she visits her mother, who is going through chemo. Another part of our church that I am very involved in is Family History. I always thought it was something that retired people do as a hobby, but recently I have begun researching my husbands ancestors. I am filled with joy and excitement whenever I find out more about those who came before us. Family is a top priority for me and my husband, so doing research on our family makes me feel closer to my family that has already passed away. The more I get to know about their lives, the more I find positive traits I want to make a part of my own life. I'm grateful for the knowledge that I will see these ancestors when I die and we will be able to know each other. Our families are like a chain that cannot be broken. I love getting to know my family better.