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Hi I'm Sarah

I play the piano and the alto saxophone, I sing, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently in high school, and I love it! I play the alto saxophone in band, which I LOVE, and I sing in a local choral group, which I also love. I also enjoy playing the piano, though I've stopped taking lessons. So, as you can see, I love music; it is a major part of my life, and I can't get enough of it. I also can't get enough of people! :) I love people so much; getting to know them, meeting them, and just spending time with others. I'm also a big sister; I'm 11 years older than my only other sibling, my amazing sister! I love my parents as well, and I'm so lucky to be part of such an amazing family (including extended family)! The church is also a huge part of my life. I love going to church and mutual--and even seminary. :) I love life, and I'm so grateful I'm in the place I'm in!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, with both of my parents members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I nonetheless have chosen to be a member. Some of my favorite memories are with my current or past wards or church friends, and I have received countless blessings from following the Lord's standards. As one of four Latter-Day Saints in my school, it's hard sometimes to have the desire to follow the Lord's teachings, but I always try to remember what I stand for and why I'm a member of the Church. I love having the opportunity to be completely surrounded by amazing, faithful, and truly good people at home and at church functions. I feel so safe and loved at church, and I know that no matter what I might be "sacrificing" to be at church and church activities, that's where I need to be. I am also so glad to be a member of the church because I am able to be with my family forever! I love my family more than anything, and I love every minute I spend with them. My favorite, most cherished moments have all been with my family. Even though living the gospel seems hard at times, I know it is always worth it. Living in these times is so, so challenging, and it takes someone strong to withstand the world's temptations, but that's why each of us here today has been saved for these times. I know that I can get true happiness only from following in Jesus Christ's footsteps through the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and as someone who loves to laugh and smile, I am glad to have that opportunity--and I am glad to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live the gospel of the church by trying my best to "stand as a witness of God" and "be an example of the believers." It's really hard at times to stand up for what I believe in, to defend the church, or to follow my standards, but I know that's what I'm supposed to do. Living in an area where there aren't many members of the church, sometimes I feel a little awkward when I'm the only modestly dressed girl or the only one who doesn't swear or go to parties, but I've learned that those things are nothing to be ashamed of. I know can be an example to others simply by doing what I've always tried to do. I also try to bring what I've learned into my home. While interacting with my sister or parents, although we have our differences, I always try to speak as the Savior would, and act as he would as well. I have a strong testimony that if I am righteous outside my home as well as inside, my family can have the spirit in our home and feel Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love. I do my best to faithfully attend church meetings as well, especially those that relate to my callings, whatever they may be. I am currently serving in a committee that plans and organizes activities for the youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in our area. I try to actively participate in those meetings, and have seen the blessings of faithfully completing my duties in this calling as well as in others. In my personal life, I read my scriptures, say my prayers, and work to uphold my standards when "nobody is looking." I have faith that as I follow the teachings of Christ, I will be blessed, and I'm so grateful for the blessings I've already seen and received from doing what the Lord asks.