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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Shakespeare nut. I'm a duelie. I'm a mom of 4 drowning in laundry. I'm a triathlete. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a crazy Canuck who immigrated from Canada to the US when I was a teenager. I went through the naturalization process and became a US citizen about 13 years later. I am a musician and actress and have a degree in Theatre Arts-Acting. I continue to be involved in the arts, judging high school theatre competitions and working with a local women's choir, The Musettes. I'm a crunchy environmentalist who makes my own deodorant out of all-natural, edible ingredients and buys organic or humanely raised food as much as possible. I recently took up the sport of triathlon and developed a passion for fitness. I am married to a wonderful man and have 4 young children. I worked as a substitute teacher for years and am currently working from home as a medical transcriptionist while my husband pursues his dream career of zoo design by going back to school after a layoff.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church, but spent a period during University struggling with my faith. Were all these restrictions necessary? Was there such a thing as specific, ultimate truth? Was God truly a person who knew me, or just a 'benign universal force'? After pondering my life and attending other churches I asked God to let me know what was true. I was overcome with the knowledge that he is real, he is my Father, and he loves and knows me. Since that time I have been strong in my knowledge of God's plan for me and confident that the gospel can bring me peace and joy throughout my life, even in times of trial.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to use my musical talent in our church; I've conducted music, and directed and played piano for the choir-although not at the same time! I've always admired those who live the scripture from the Book of Mormon (Nephi 25:26) talking of Christ, preaching of Christ, and rejoicing in Christ, especially when they do it without self-consciousness. As I have intensified my scripture study and spiritual growth my faith has become a more public part of me; I've found that speaking about Christ and the miraculous blessings he and Heavenly Father provide for me has become natural. My interactions with people ranging from family to strangers at the grocery store frequently reference God. I was recently called to be a teacher for the 13-year-olds. I am excited to be able to work with these amazing youth and help them to make the gospel an active part of their lives. To help them live as it says in 1 James 1:22, "Be...doers of the word, and not hearers only..."

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

Sarah
Mormon women are as diverse as women of any other faith, so it's different to really say what 'Mormon women' are like. Many are highly educated and hold leadership roles in the community and government. What we all have in common is our faith in Jesus Christ and our belief in the family as the fundamental unit of society. Men and women in the church have different roles but are considered equal and necessary in the church, home, and world. As is stated in the motto of the Relief Society (the church women's organization, which is the largest women's group in the world): "We are beloved spirit daughters of God, and our lives have meaning, purpose, and direction...We are women of faith, virtue, vision, and charity who:...find nobility in motherhood and joy in womanhood." Being a Mormon woman is awesome! Show more Show less