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Hi I'm Sarra

I'm a lifelong member of the Church. I was truly converted to the Gospel in my early twenties. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young(ish) stay-at-home mom and while I have both good days and bad days, life is generally happy. I am an extrovert and I love having friends over for food and games. When it's just me, I like to do puzzles and listen to music. Music is something that stirs my soul so I have it available all the time. There are only a few music genres that don't gel with me. As my kids grow up I learn better and better the sanctuary of silence though, because I'm finding that it's nice to just turn off all the noise once in a while and reflect in my own thoughts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I've tried another lifestyle, and this one is better by far. In living the standards of the Gospel I have come to have a personal relationship with my Savior, and I am gaining knowledge every day of who our Heavenly Father is and the love that He has for us. I feel a light within me that burns hot and bright when the Holy Ghost reveals Truth to me as I search through the scriptures and it is a wondrous feeling that I want to have all the time. Because of my life experiences, I know of the power of the Atonement. I know that the teachings of Joseph Smith are true and I know that he translated the Book of Mormon for us to use to strengthen our knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon truly testifies of our Savior and I feel very close to Him when I read and ponder the things written in its pages. I know the Priesthood was restored again to the earth for I have felt its healing power in my body and soul. I know that we have a prophet, President Monson, to guide us today as in days of old. I know when I follow the council he gives us my life is smoother and happier, because I learn to trust in the Lord and to give Him my burdens and cares. The Gospel is full of wonderful knowledge and I am thankful every day for it being given to me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day by saying my daily prayers and being an example of who I am and what I believe in, and I try to teach my children to do the same. In church, I help to lead and teach the Young Women how to be strong, confident daughters of God. Each month during the weeks, I visit other women in the ward and share with them messages from our leaders. I love to share my testimony with them and I love to hear their testimonies as well. Generally, I just try to do what is right and good as defined by our doctrines.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Members dress up for church in clothes that are well suited for worship - we use the term "Sunday best." Men can wear suits but don't have to, they can wear just a collared shirt and tie with nice pants. Women wear nice shirts and skirts, or dresses. We like to keep our bodies modestly covered to prevent distractions and to show respect for ourselves and each other. We dress up because we are presenting ourselves to the Lord, and it is disrespectful to show up in casual, every day attire. We celebrate all the major holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and any other event worth celebrating! Life is meant to be filled with joy and we like to capitalize on opportunities to strengthen bonds with friends and family. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a law given to us as a guide to a healthy lifestyle. Many people take is as a "do not" list, but there is so much more to it! Yes, major talking points are the substances we are encouraged to abstain from, but also found within the law are the things we are told are good for us, and when those things are most beneficial. A lot of what the law tells us is corroborated by modern science. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a compilation of the writings of many ancient prophets who were inspired by Heavenly Father as to the things that should be written. But it is not their full record. One of the last prophets to write in the book was named Mormon, and he abridged the writings of the others and put them all together, which is why the book we have now is named for him. The truthfulness of the Book of Mormon can be verified by the Holy Ghost to people who have read the book and prayed for a confirmation of things they have read. Show more Show less