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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Though we weren't a military family, my family moved around more than most. Because of that, I love to move! I love meeting new people and seeing new places. I was a nanny for several years and then went to college where I majored in both art and literature. I had intended to get my masters in Library Science, but ended up getting married instead. I still plan on getting my masters - it is a dream that is currently unfulfilled, but I know I will eventually be able to work towards that end.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but when I was in my late teens, I realized that I needed to have the same confirmation of testimony and truthfulness that converts claimed to have received. I set out to do just that and through my studies and prayers, I came to an understanding that increased my testimony and made my testimony feel like it was truly mine. I no longer felt that I was relying on my parents testimonies. Even with that witness, there was a time in my life when I was inactive at church. My husband and I were having a lot of problems and his anger turned towards the church which made it very difficult for me. Instead of standing strong, I gave in and stopped going. After that, things in our marriage continued to get even worse. It was several months later that I realized I NEED the church to help me feel uplifted and ready for the week. I informed my husband that I was going back to church. Within a couple of weeks, he saw the difference in me, and agreed that he could see why it was important to me. He has still not come back to the gospel of Jesus Christ, but he has become very supportive of my going and of our son being raised in this church. I truly believe that it is because I finally had the strength to stand up for what I know to be true, that our marriage began to improve and that it is still moving in a positive direction.

How I live my faith

I am currently a Visiting Teaching Supervisor. That means, that I have several sister companionships that report to me each month about their visiting teaching. Visiting Teaching is when two sisters come into the home and visit with the matriarch of the home or any women over the age of 18. It wasn't until I was going through our marriage trouble that I really understood the need for visiting teaching. At that time, when things were going downhill so fast I actually requested visiting teachers - something that was very hard for me to do. I had always been active in the church, but had never really had visiting teachers that visited me. However, I felt at that time that I needed the extra boost each month to help me stay close to the gospel. I never received one visit and I still wonder today, if those sisters who were my visiting teachers had come, how would things have been different in my life. However, because of that, I have come to realize just how important visiting teaching can be - and not just to those who may already be struggling, but to those sisters who are active. You never know what is going to happen in someone's life, but if we as visiting teachers are fulfilling our calling, if we have become friends with those we serve, then we can be in a position to help - even if it is just to uplift and hold a hand.