What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Sarah

I'm an analytical thinker, a binge reader, and persistent recipe modifier. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am blessed right now to be home with my five children for all of their crossroads. They span high school, middle school, and elementary schools, and I feel like a full time secretary and counselor, tutor and teacher, moderator and negotiator, motivator and cheerleader, chauffeur and guide. My husband and I are immeasurably grateful to be teamed together with our Father in Heaven in the glorious and beautiful task of raising His sweet children. I am learning Spanish, I engulf books and information, and I love to help others. Singing brings me joy. I like to sew and cook. My happiest moments are spent with my incredible husband and my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ from my birth but was encouraged to affirm the truth of it for myself. I recall many instances where, after reading the Book of Mormon or hearing gospel teachings, I knelt and prayed, asking God to tell me if what I had read and learned was true. His gentle Spirit filled my heart with joy, and I became more and more converted to His gospel. I came to know for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly Christ's Church. I know that God loves all of His children on this Earth and that as I follow His commandments, I will be happy.

How I live my faith

Each day I pray to have the Spirit of the Lord with me, and then I go forward, trying my best to do what Christ would do if He were here. I help in my congregation as a "compassionate service leader," which means that if someone in our area is in need, I am one of the first ones called to organize help for them. This could involve bringing meals, assisting with house cleaning, caring for children, being a listening ear, providing transportation, and many other service opportunities. I am also often personally led to reach out to others who the Lord knows need extra help or encouragement. When the Lord quietly brings to my mind someone who needs my help, it is a powerful witness to me that He knows and cares for each one of His children individually. Raising my children to want to follow the Lord takes an incredible amount of daily faith, work, and prayer. I spend time praying and reading the scriptures on my own to receive strength and to be close to my Savior. My husband and I lead our children in family scripture study and praying together every day. We also have a weekly family night, called Family Home Evening, where we teach each other the principles of Christ's gospel and share games, songs, and treats. We try to take advantage of all of the little moments to teach and guide our children in following Christ.