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Hi I'm Sara

I grew up in Texas. I'm a Civil Engineer turned Stay-at-Home Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After studying at Brigham Young University, I worked as a Civil Engineer for a few years, but I love being a stay-at-home mom to my 19-month-old daughter, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Did I mention my husband is a veterinarian? I love to read and often stay up way too late because of it! I listen to audio books to make housework less tedious. :) I like to pretend I know how to do crafty things like crocheting, sewing, and quilting, but I'm really better at things like origami and making Excel spreadsheets! I can't wait till my daughter is older, so I can help her with her math homework!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. When I was younger, I was a Mormon because my parents were, but as I learned the gospel in my youth, I developed a love for it and for the Savior and my Heavenly Father. When I was a teenager, I was living in South Korea with my family and ran out of books to read (oh no!), so I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover! I prayed to know for myself that it was true. As I was reading Joseph Smith's account of his experiences found in Joseph Smith—History, in the Pearl of Great Price, I felt the Spirit so strongly, confirming to me that it was true. Today, I am a Mormon because I still believe the Book of Mormon is true and because I love God and His Son, Jesus Christ! Plus, when I do the things the Church teaches us we should do, like studying the scriptures, praying sincerely, and serving others, I feel happier and at peace, even when life isn't going as smoothly as I might like it to.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a way of life, not just something we do on Sundays! I am living my religion when I study my scriptures and when I talk to my Heavenly Father in prayer. I am living it when I help those around me and when I try to share the happiness I have gained from the gospel of Jesus Christ with those around me. I am living my religion when I do my best to take care of my daughter and teach her the gospel, and when I am strengthening my family relationships by spending quality time with my husband and daughter. I have also had many church responsibilities as well. I have just been asked to teach gospel lessons in the women's organization of the Church, called the Relief Society, which I am very excited about. The women of the Church are so intelligent, thoughtful, and spiritually-minded, and I always learn so much from them, even when I’m the one teaching! Before that, I taught an early-morning Seminary class (scripture study) for high school students. I’m naturally a cheerful and enthusiastic person, but a morning person I am not. It was a strengthening and enlightening challenge for me to muster up the energy to be enthusiastic about the gospel at 7:00 AM with a group of 14- and 15-year-olds! But the Lord helped me to live up to the challenge! I grew to love those young men and women, and my love for them made me enthusiastic about sharing my testimony with them. Plus, in my lesson preparation, I learned so much about the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ's life and ministry, and how much Heavenly Father and His Son love us and want us to be happy.