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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a mother and a wife. I'm a teacher and a learner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a third culture kid moving various times and experiencing so many different cultures. I have a love for all things Asian- food, culture, religious philosophies, homeopathic medicine, etc. When I was in only third grade I knew that I wanted to be a marine biologist. I love the ocean as if salt water were coursing through my veins. I got my diving certification in Malaysia when I was only 12 years old and have been diving all over the world. I went to Hawaii Pacific University and received my BS in Marine Science. I would have continued on with my Masters in Marine Ecology at SDSU but got pregnant with my first child instead. I hope to go back to school and get my Masters in teaching Science someday soon; so that I can share my passion for reading, learning and nature with the next generation and hopefully help preserve this glorious world that Heavenly Father has given us. My husband and I met in Hawaii in 1999 and were married at the end of 2000. We have four beautiful children; three boys and a girl. I love being a mother- exploring and learning right along with my children. They inspire me everyday to be a better person! I am an active person; I love to play volleyball, go camping, hike, swim and run. I like to always be moving - physically, mentally and spiritually.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Gospel! I grew up a member of the church but rebelled much of my teen years. I was inactive throughout college and married a non-member. I remember how much I wanted to be "free" to do whatever I pleased, to seek out short term fun; it took me years to realize that that short term fun came with a big price. Ironic really that I was looking for freedom from the rules of the church and ended up bound so tightly and totally out of control. I could feel a very distinct contrast between how my life felt close to God and how lonely it felt so far away. My fear of returning to the church (of being shunned and kicked out because of my wickedness) was finally shattered by the wisdom of my younger brother on his mission, who in a letter told me that I could be forgiven and that my Heavenly Father wanted me to come back- I was the one sheep He would leave the 99 to find. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me! My life isn't easy, I have plenty of tough trials; but, with the eternal perspective I get from the Gospel and the Peace that comes from this knowledge- I am happy! Happy to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I love my calling- its totally ideal for me! I teach the 14 and 15 year olds Sunday school. We get to study and discuss the scriptures- I love to learn and I love to teach! I also am a visiting teacher. I am so blessed to get to know three fabulous sisters (including my companion) by visiting them in their homes each month, sharing with them a gospel message and my testimony, helping them whenever they need it, listening to them, loving them. I know that the visiting teaching program is inspired- the sisterhood is one of the greatest blessings of the church. I never feel alone and I know that no matter what is happening in my life or where I move to; I will always be taken care of!