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Hi I'm Sara

I was born in Italy and moved to Illinois when I was seven. I'm studying creative writing.

About Me

I am studying creative writing in college. I love to draw, read fantasy, play the piano and organ. I am the oldest of three kids. I love animals and nature. Most of all, I love writing stories.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I had one question that troubled me throughout my whole life. Why would a loving God allow innocent people to suffer? Being a Mormon has helped me to discover this answer. The reason why I didn't have an answer to this was because I lacked certain doctrinal knowledge. While reading the Book of Mormon, I received partial answers to this question. In Alma chapter 14, it speaks of innocent families being burned alive by the enemies. Then it speaks of a prophet who had the power to free them, but didn't, so that the enemies would be punished for what they had done. But I still wondered why torture had to happen to the innocent. Especially children. I knew that Satan tempted people to sin, and that people were responsible for their actions. God gave people the ability to choose. But why would an all-powerful God not stop evil from happening? Was God uncaring? One thing that answered my question was the words of Joseph Smith, from the King Follett Discourse. Joseph explained that every being is eternal. This means that we have always existed. Satan was not created by God. He always existed and he is fully responsible for his actions. The second thing that helped me was the book Eternal Man, by Truman G. Madsen. Here he explains that good and evil are eternal. There are eternal laws which God has to follow. There is opposition in all things. Without the bitter, there is no sweet. It seems that everything has to be bittersweet to truly count for something. Christ went through everything negative that people have gone through, even though he was the most innocent of all. Above all, I was converted by feeling the peace from the Spirit. When I study the Bible and the Book of Mormon, my mind becomes enlightened and things begin to make sense. The world is confusing to me at times, but spiritual things always make sense. Also, I cherish the Plan of Happiness, which is a plan that God created to help people return to live with Him after.

How I live my faith

I try to be obedient to God, because he knows best. I also try to help others when I have the opportunity. Doing these things is a joy for me.