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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm an archaeologist, a teacher, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn. Whether it is reading good books, or talking to people, or going to school, I have always been fascinated by the world and people around me and wanted to learn more. In forth grade I learned about archaeology and ancient civilizations and decided then that I wanted to be an archaeologist. I went to Brigham Young University (BYU) where I studied archaeology and received both my Bachelor and Master's Degrees. I now work as a full time professional archaeologist. In my profession I enjoy hiking, digging, and being outdoors. I travel over most of the western United States for my work, and have seem some beautiful places. The desire to gain knowledge about humanity's past and share what I have learned has permeated my life and work as an archaeologist. Besides my career as an archaeologist, I am a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I love to spend time with my family and my friends. I am the first daughter of my parents and the oldest of five children. I am an aunt to a beautiful little girl, my niece. I love nothing more that to spend my spare time with my family. My family brings happiness into my life. I also like to scrapbook, read books, write in my journal, travel, listen to good music, sing along to songs in the car, and dance when no one is watching.

Why I am a Mormon

My greatest joy in life is being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Being a Mormon makes me happy and adds purpose and meaning to my life. As a child I learned of the love of my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ who provided a plan for us on this earth. I've read the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and listened to the voices of the ancient prophets as they testified of Christ. I have felt the Holy Spirit whispering to me of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I do not remember a time where I first knew that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true, but I have felt that reassuring warmth from the Spirit of God that it is true, many times in my life that it is true. My testimony of this gospel centers on the love I have for my Savior Jesus Christ. Not only was He a great man when He walked upon this earth, but he is truly the Son of God. I have not walked where He walked, nor have I seen what He saw, or know what He knew. But in learning of Him and practicing what He taught I have learned the attributes of charity and what it truly means to be a Christian. My faith and my hope in this life lie in knowing that through the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that we can all be saved and return to live with our Heavenly Father after this life. And because Jesus suffered for all men and women, He knows us personally and can comfort us in times of sadness and distress. I know that when I pray to God, he hears and answers my prayers. I know that the scriptures can teach us how to be like Jesus Christ. They can give us answers to life's questions, can answer life's concerns, and can be powerful in motivating us to be good. When I read the scriptures, my day is better. I have good thoughts and feel positive and optimist about my life. I love to read the Book of Mormon for it brings me closer to Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. I am currently working with the children as a music teacher. I have the opportunity every week that I go to church to teach these children, ages 3 to 11 years old, about gospel principles through church music. We learn about the scriptures and Jesus Christ. We learn how to be happy. We sing serious songs, faith-filled songs, and funny children's songs. It is a joy to me to see these young minds develop and listen to their innocent and faith-filled testimonies of the gospel and Jesus Christ. We focus on that we are all children of God and that He loves us. I love to go to the temple. This is a holy place, set apart from our churches that allow us to do special and sacred work and to worship God outside of church. In this house of God, families can be sealed together to live forever after we pass from this life. What a wonderful blessing to know that we can be happy for eternity and share that with our families. I can feel the love of God when I am in His holy temple. I believe in doing good and giving service. I enjoy helping out in my community. I know my neighbors and they know me. Because I believe that every child deserves to have a good education, I actively work with people on our school board to make a difference for children in our community. I live my faith by attending church on Sundays, by reading my scriptures, by helping my family and friends, and by just being me. Being a Mormon and living the gospel of Jesus Christ is who I am.