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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a wife, mother,teacher, gardner, volunteer,runner, biker, triathlete, musician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest daughter of 4 daughters. I love my family! I have great memories of road trips,going on family vacations, going to church, holiday traditions, cooking! I ran track and cross country in High School. I played the trumpet in the marching and jazz bands. God has blessed me with a healthy body to enjoy sports and do well! I ran cross country on scholarship on a championship winning team. After graduating from college with my Associates Degree in Communications, I received a call to serve a full-time mission for our Savior in Concepción, CHILE. What an experience to live everyday to have the spirit with me to find and teach people that were searching for the (Restored) Gospel of Jesus Christ. This service has continually blesses my life, the people I met, the language I can now speak and my desire to continue to teach and share the blessings from God in my life. I met my husband and we were married in Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple. We are trying to do the things that will help our children grow up knowing they are loved children. God's hand and our Savior’s example, sacrifice and love, have a huge impact in our lives, as we live in a world that is taking time and focus off the family and what is truly important in life. Now that I’m a mother, life is even more active! Making time each day to pray and keep a focus on spiritual things is a daily goal for me and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, my parents’ example of visiting people, teaching me, and taking me to church helped me feel their love and the Love of God. I felt the desire to find the path that would lead me to happiness but I didn’t want to go to church simply because my parents told me to. I had questions. I attended seminary. I prayed. I read my scriptures. As I prayed and asked God questions, I felt desires of love grow in my heart. I knew the truth. At various times, I had close friends and family become ill and die. When I prayed and read The Book of Mormon, I felt God’s comforting arms of love hug my soul. Only God and the Savior understood my grief and pain, and how I missed my loved friends. The joy,peace and comfort returns when my heart and mind are focused on doing the Lord’s work. As an answer to my prayer, the hymn filled my mind and my heart: “ I'll go where you want me to go dear Lord, over mountain or plain or sea, I'll be what you want me to be dear Lord, I'll be what you want me to be.” I wanted to fulfill this. I wanted to be what the Lord wanted me to be. I served the Lord by being his representative, a missionary. I was scared to live so far away from my family, but I had faith I would be protected. My younger sister would follow my path and be called to serve in the same mission! I want to continue to share with my family, friends, neighbors, and people our Savior Jesus Christ LIVES! He died for us, we can follow Him through His gospel: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and be close to Him and prepare for His return!

How I live my faith

I seek to live so I can feel a sweet calm feeling in my life. Even through difficult trials like death or disappointment can be soothed by serving God’s children, seeking His will through prayer and His Word. I pray to God first thing in the morning, in the name of Jesus Christ to help me each day to accomplish His will. I ask His guidance with my specific challenges:like keeping my life in balance, or finding my wallet. Then, throughout the days or sometimes weeks, I find answers to these prayers in His Holy Scriptures: The Holy Bible, The Book of Mormon-Another Testament of Jesus Christ and other inspired talks through leaders of the church and Prophets, through the Ensign. Sometimes my prayers are answered through family and friends. As I teach and serve young children, teens, or adults I learn and grow from their touching experiences in their lives. Through visiting with women and families of our congregation and community, we reach out and help each other through life’s ‘storms’. Going to church each Sunday helps me remember my commitment to live my life like the Savior’s, and to ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM, so I can have His Sprit in my life to help guide me. When I follow his commandments I feel the peace, joy, happiness, and love and I become motivated to help everyone. Recently, learning about my family history and teaching people how to gather information to take to the temple so families can be sealed for time and all eternity, not until death do you part is an amazing influence in my life. Temples are more sacred than our weekly or Sunday meeting houses. I try to visit the temple often to pray and serve our Lord and Savior in His House.The peace I feel in the temple reminds me that this crazy world we live in is just a temporary test, and we can choose to follow His plan and live with Him again someday. It is still our choice. He calls, we have to choose to follow.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Sarah
Missionaries will usually offer to say a prayer with you, or if you are comfortable you can offer the prayer. They share a message of hope about Jesus Christ and his Atonement for all people. They will answer your questions, or do the best to find answers in the scriptures and help you in your quest to follow God's plan. They teach about Heavenly Father's plan and purpose of life, so we can return to Him. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sarah
Baptism is essential for salvation for a man or woman to return to live with God. Jesus was perfect- yet- he was baptized to show us the perfect way. We are baptized like him- by immersion, by a man who holds the Holy Priesthood. God is a just God and has allowed us to help in this: His Work and Glory : "To bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." In order to obtain immortality Jesus Atoned for each of us. His sacrifice was an eternal sacrifice for all mankind. Many men and women have lived on earth have not had a chance to learn of this plan and accept Christ as their Savior and be baptized. We as family members, and children of an Almighty God of the human race, focus on obtaining our ancestors family history and perform baptisms for and on behalf of the persons' name. These ordinances (outward symbol of an inward commitment) such as baptism are performed in holy buildings- temples. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to be in good standing, by obeying the commandments and having an interview by church leaders to be considered worthy to enter the House of the Lord. It's a wonderful place to go to be away from the world, feel peace, mediate, pray, and reflect on the blessings and purpose of our individual lives. It is worth making efforts to travel, coordinate and attend the temple regularly. We are blessed when we serve in the temple and feel great peace enter our lives, home and family. Show more Show less