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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a helper, I'm a survivor, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the third of nine children, (2 boys and 7 girls) and was raised by two loving parents. I met my husband in college and now we have four teenage children. Life has always revolved around family and I have loved being a stay-at-home mom, just like my mother was. When my kids are at school I am also studying hard at home so I can finally finish my bachelor's degree. I'm taking online classes from the college I attended so many years ago. I'm almost done! One of my great passions outside of being a mom and student is freedom and the United States Constitution. Seven years ago I started working with a group that puts on the biggest Constitution celebration in America. Each fall, about a dozen volunteers like me, dress up as colonial characters and teach all the fifth-graders in our area a 30 minute lesson about the Constitution and how it protects our precious freedoms. I love teaching these darling children about something that has made America the prosperous and free country that I love so much today.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and am a fifth generation Mormon. Although I have always attended church and never doubted that God and Christ lived and loved me, I never really had a deep understanding or passionate conviction of these things until my early thirties. I had suffered with an eating disorder in high school and then off and on as an adult that worsened when I was done having children. It all came to a boiling point and in the end, I gave myself over to the Lord and prayed for healing. My prayers were answered and over the next few years I found the help and resources that I needed and I developed a close and deep relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven, though the power of the Holy Ghost. I learned that God knew exactly who I was and he cared about me and my struggles because He is the literal father of my spirit and I am his beloved daughter. He has never failed me. My faith grew as I saw some of my prayers answered quickly and powerfully, and some answered bit by bit over the years. I learned that I didn't have to be perfect, the Savior was already perfect and his perfectness would help fill in all my gaps and weaknesses as long as I trusted in Him. His atonement for my sins and sufferings became a powerful force in my life. My dear husband also stood by my side with tireless support and understanding and I am thrilled to say that I have been healthy for 6 years now!

How I live my faith

My favorite thing is to try and help others understand what I have learned, so they won't suffer like I did. It starts at home with my children who I am always teaching about their value and worth and who they really are, God's children! It's vital for them to know that they have a Savior who really suffered and died for them and that they can survive anything and have real joy in this life with His help. What power and peace that knowledge brings! This summer I hosted a 13 week physical and spiritual fitness program where I encouraged about 50 friends and neighbors to get exercise, eat healthy, read our scriptures and pray every day. We worked hard as a group so that we would be prepared to be God's angels to anyone who needed us. It was an incredible experience to cheer each other on and learn from one another's experiences. More recently I have been asked to serve and work with the women in my area and have enjoyed sharing my love and serving them. Most importantly, I have loved trying to emulate the life of Jesus Christ by reaching out to them with small acts of kindness, gifts, love and understanding. Many of them came to my rescue 8 months ago, when my youngest sister died suddenly at the age of 21. Their love, their cooking and their shoulders to cry on kept me going during those darkest of days. Also crucial to my survival was the relationship I had developed with my Father in Heaven, the Holy Ghost and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I truly believed that all of my previous struggles strengthened me and my family, in preparation for this terrible tragedy. Interestingly, surviving the loss of my sister, and learning from her life, have made me become an even stronger believer in God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, in the power of love and in the very real blessing of being part of a forever family.