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Hi I'm Sarah Puentes

I'm a Mormon. I am eternally greatful for the church, for it's teachings, truthfulness and most importantly for all it represets.

About Me

I am a 36 year old mother of 6 ranging from age 20 to the youngest, which is my daughter Eva, who was born on Christmas of 2007 and will be 4 years old. I was always a strong independant woman who is now disabled due to a motorcycle accident that I had on March 10, 2011. I suffered 8 broken ribs, a broken clavicle, was in a coma for about 3 and 1/2 weeks, and had several brain hemorages for which I now suffer from a traumatic brain injury with severe short term memory loss. I see myself as being very blessed since I am still here alive and able to see my children grow. I get to learn about the gospel all over again and it is amazing to me because it is like hearing it all over again for the first time. I knew about the gospel before my accident but I don't think that I have embraced all that I have learned the way that I do now. Now I see life as though it serves a purpose and I understand the importance what life entails. Rest assure that I don't feel this way because of the fact that I experienced something such as a near death experience but for the fact that I am more focused on the things that I hear and learn and I can seem to distinguish the importance of things. It is almost like. I now having the ability to understand the facts of life and the importance of our lives as human beings and as God's children; the reason that we are all here and what is yet to come. I now understand that my life here on earth does have a purpose more than just breathing and awakening.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church at age 14 through my foster parents. I had a strong religous upbringing with my stepmother before she passed away. What led me to want to be a part of this church, that I remember, was the way that we were taught about the gospel. It felt comfortable andI remember learning things almost like a school like setting. I was never made to feel fear about the choice that I made as far as religion or following Christ. I was mainly explained the importance of Christ's teachings as well as the importance of the benefits and consequences of the choices that I would make. It was not something that I felt was being forced upon me.I had a choice in the matter. To me that has to count for something. I was able to experience certain joys when involved with the church and it was a feeling that I have never truly felt. Now that I am older and see things differently in a better light, I feel a tranquil, calming effect feeling that is undiscribable to me. I can only say that it is truly a blessing to feel the way that I do now and to be able to see things in a different outlook than I have before. Everything is a glowing and positive illusion that I would never want to trade for anything in the world.

How I live my faith

Before my accident, I was called to assist in teaching the Sunbeams. Now I have an assignment as a visiting home teacher. This is something that I look forward to as it will help me to grow in the gospel as a woman of God. It allows me to get to know my sisters and to beable to inspire myself as well as another sister by providing my service. It helps the bond to grow within our sisterhood as well as a chance to learn from one another. This is truly a blessing to be able to serve another sister. It is also a blessing to serve my family. I have to teach my children, my family, the blessings and wonders of our Lord. I am now blessed with a wonderful husband and will serve him as a woman should serve her man and I pray with true humbleness and faith that my husband will learn the gospel and truly embrace and accept our Lord as a son of God should. I pray that I will be able to help him find his purpose under our Heavenly Father's guidance. I pray that he will understand how great of a man he is as one of God's children, as my husband and as a father. I say these things in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

What is faith?

Sarah Puentes
To me faith is truly believing in something that is unknown to the eye. It is believing in soimething that hasn't been seen and is out of your physical reach. Show more Show less