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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a small town Texas girl who now lives in Arizona. I love to go on vacation, bake desserts and watch HGTV. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small Texas town and moved to Arizona for college in 2005. I'm a wife, daughter, sister and friend. After graduating with my business degree in Information Systems, I joined a public accounting firm in their IT consulting practice. Four years later, I moved on to be an IT RIsk Manager at a large financial institution. I loved to twirl and dance as a little girl and spent lots of time practicing with my friends. I built my first website when I was 14 and loved going to Friday-night football games. I love to go out to dinner, take mini-vacations and spend time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ provides me with comfort, direction, freedom and happiness. Although I was born and grew up in the church, that isn't the reason I remain a member today. I have loving, wise parents who taught me to think for myself and follow my heart. I know that it is my choice whether or not to be a member of the church; but after experiencing the blessings that it offers, it really isn't a choice at all. As I look back, I've realized the impact for good that the gospel has provided to me. As I've tried to live the principles that are taught, I've been presented with great opportunities and have developed true, lasting relationships that I know I would not have otherwise. Going to church each week gives me that much needed break from the day-to-day stress of everyday life. It allows me to stop and think about my Savior, Jesus Christ and the plan that our Father in Heaven has for us. The gospel reminds me that I am a daughter of God, and that he loves and cares about me. With this perspective, it's hard to focus on those negative aspects of life that can lead to destructive thinking and actions. But when those trials have come, I've always known that the Lord is there as my Savior, guide, mentor and friend. I'm a mormon because of the happiness it brings. I'm a mormon because of the direction it gives. And I'm a mormon because of the knowledge and blessings it provides me.

How I live my faith

I love the trust that the church has in its members. Each ward (or group that regularly meets together) is ran by its members. Not based upon qualifications, education or the career history that we have, we get "callings" that allow us to contribute to the operation of the church. I've had many callings in the wards that I've been in over the years. Of those, I have had the chance to work with and teach the youth, plan activities for the ward and community, and be a leader in the women's organization. I have been given the chance to serve many people both young and old, helping me to become a more compassionate, understanding person. By serving others, it helps me to feel closer to my Savior, who spent His earthly life ministering and enhancing the lives of those around him. Though I still have a long way to go and much work to do, serving in the church makes me a little better each time I do something for others. I have developed wonderful relationships as a result of my service in the church and look forward to the opportunities that await me.