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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a small town girl with big dreams. I'm a country girl at heart.I love to smile, laugh, and I love being Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 and serving a mission in the Washington Everett Mission. Like any Texan, I have Texas pride and will tell everyone! I have a little brother who loves to race racecars. When I was nearly 6 years old, I began playing classical guitar, later learning trumpet in Junior High and some piano scattered throughout the latter years. I was fortunate enough to be born into the LDS church, but it wasn't until years down the road I realized that I still was able to have my own conversion experience. Now, I am continuing my conversion by being wearing a black nametag which bares my name and Christ's, and giving to others what I find to be most precious: eternal life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon (LDS) because I . I was born into a family practicing the faith, however by the time I was 17, I became inactive. Little did I know, these would end up being the darkest years thus far of my life. After coming back to the faith, I realized all the peace and happiness the church brings me. As a college student studying music, I was scheduled a pretty heavy class schedule on top of practice schedule, 2-3 jobs, pledging a music fraternity, a responsible church assignment and On top of this, I had 2 jobs, sometimes 3, and had an almost daily workout regimen. Even though my life was crazy, I somehow always managed to get everything done successfully and on time. I know I couldn't have done this without our Lord on my side. Long story short, for the 2nd year of college, I began my journey to come closer to Christ and His church again. During this time I decided through fasting and prayer that I had been called to serve a mission. At the conclusion of that semester I packed up and moved in with a family near my home. That summer I worked mulitple jobs and decided it would be hypocritical of me as a missionary if I hadn't prayed and fasted to know whether the church and the Book of Mormon are true or not. I began studying and ended the studying with a long prayer and a fast. My answer didn't come right away, but it DID come. During a lesson with a co-worker and the sister missionaries, I was asked to bare my testimony on how I knew the Book of Mormon and this church are true. As I was speaking, I knew and felt the Spirit tell me that without a doubt, the answer was yes. No, I'm not a conversion in that I went from having nothing to having the gospel, but I am my own conversion. I am a convert in that I too had to study, fast, pray and then receive the "a-ha!" moment that the church is true. Nowhere else in life can I feel as much joy and happiness as I feel inside the hallowed walls of the temples. Nothing trumps our Father's love.

How I live my faith

To me, being Mormon isn't just a religion. It's a way of life. Even though Sunday is our dedicated day for worship, living our faith doesn't stop there. There are 6 other days of the week to learn, worship, be an example, and continue everything Christ has commanded us to do. These other days are just as important in that we never know when we'll need to be in tune with the Spirit to help someone when they need it, gain some insight, or even grow spiritually. In the Bible dictionary, it states that a disciple is "a pupil or learner." The members of the church and I live our lives as disciples. We are constantly learning from God, Jesus Christ and the Spirit, then applying what we learn. I help others be disciples too by spreading the gospel to those around me who might have questions or don't know much about Christ's life. Also, I try to be an example to everyone around me; thus letting my "light so shine before men." I live my life as an example and as a disciple. As a disciple, I learn from those around me. I hope to be someone other people can look up to, then one day teach others around them; thus continuing the pattern. Most importantly, I try to live my faith as Christ would want me to. Through the Holy Ghost, I am empowered to walk in Christ's shoes for a moment; letting Him guide me down my own walk of life.