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Hi I'm Sarah

I am a mother of 3 and a convert. I am a birth doula. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with music being my passion. I studied opera and received my Bachelor's of Music in Voice Performance. I love to travel and learn about other cultures. I am married and have three children. Two of my three children were born at home. I learned after becoming a mother that I am very passionate about childbirth education and helping women during pregnancy, labor, and birth. I feel that becoming a parent is such a huge event and I love to empower women and couples during that transition.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I converted to the LDS Church when I was a freshman in college. I saw that Mormons were kind, virtuous people and had a desire to learn more about what made them that way. I met with missionaries and was taught the basic doctrines of the LDS church. As I read about what Mormons believed and as the missionaries met with me, I couldn't help thinking that I agreed with everything I was hearing. It made sense to me that a loving Father in Heaven would want us to be happy. It also made sense that we are literally His spirit sons and daughters and are made in His image. It was as if I had known these things my whole life but had forgotten them. As a child, I never really understood the nature of God. I pictured Christ and Heavenly Father as being separate beings but this contradicted the doctrine of the church in which I was raised. I love the principle that families can be together forever; that it is not "until death do us part." I love that we have a Prophet and Apostles to guide us in our dispensation. We are no less worthy of direct revelation than the people of the ancient scriptures. After all, God is the same God. In Amos 3:7, it states," Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." I know that the Lord did restore what Christ set up while he was on the earth. I know that revelation is once again on the earth and that the Prophet is the Lord's mouthpiece. Above all, I know that Heavenly Father loves us and knows us individually. He is aware of our joys and our trials. He wants us to have joy. I know we can have joy by coming unto Him and following Christ's example and commandment to "love one another as I have loved you."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving members of my congregation. I have organized service to people in need, taught classes, and conducted choir. I think living one's faith is something that is most evident to those around you. Is church something that you just do on Sundays or is it a part of your whole life? It can be seen in how people treat one another and how they talk about their fellow man. Sometimes the Lord asks us to do something that may not be very popular in the world. Sometimes, we do things because it is right, not because it is popular. When I think with an eternal perspective, it clarifies my priorities.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sarah
Mormon women are so diverse. They are home makers, business women, teachers, doctors, nurses, midwives, artists, lawyers..etc. Mormons believe that women and men are equal in our Heavenly Father's plan. We do have differences but one is not more important than the other. Show more Show less