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Hi I'm Sara

I'm a small town girl from Idaho who sings, designs clothing, and tries to create businesses. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student with one semester left for a BA in University Studies (sort of a make your own major). My focus is clothing construction and small business management. I'm also a cosmetologist, and plan to complete the Idaho tests for an instructor's license before the end of next year. I just got married in September to the man I've been engaged to for 4 1/2 years. He's also my best friend of 6 1/2 years. It was a good choice. :) Along with my goals of designing modest clothing and running my own Sno Shak, I plan to write a few middle grade books as a side hobby. They may or may not get published, but I will have copies for my future children. I grew up in the horse world doing 4-H, and watching horse trainer demonstrations. I don't do much with it now, but its still a strong influence in my life. I also grew up milking goats which I have expressed to my husband is vital to my happiness once we have our own house. : ) I find it relaxing and rejuvenating. I also enjoy roller skating, dancing, singing karaoke, watching cartoons, playing old video games, playing with kittens, photographing nature, 4-wheeling, and walking through alfalfa and wheat fields.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of this church all my life, but I stay that way because it makes me happy. I have found life to be easier, happier, and more fulfilling when trying to follow God's commandments, and being actively engaged in serving others. I truly believe and have faith without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I have found more joy in trying to emulate Him than in any other part of my life. I know that He loves us and that He rejoices when we rejoice, and sorrows when we are hurting and in anguish. I know that by trying to be like Him we can find joy in this life and in the life to come. He is the best example we have to follow. I also know that God is our Father and loves each of us individually. He is fully aware of us, and he wants to see us succeed. He would never want us to give up, no matter how bad things might get. Mortality involves pain, but it also involves joy, fun, laughter, and friendship. We just have to step outside our "me box," take an interest in His other children, and never give up on life and the joy that can be found in it. This knowledge is why I'm a Mormon. It keeps me hoping and moving forward even in the darkest times. It has changed me from a shy quiet little girl who always felt unnoticed and incompatible with my peers to a more confident woman who has served in leadership positions in the church, and can make friends where ever I go. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently my husband and I do not have callings in the church because our new marriage moved us to different location boundaries for where we attend church, but we do go to the local LDS temple every week and do ordinance work for the dead. Our church believes that all who have died can still receive and have the right to the blessings of baptism, receiving blessings of power and protection from Heavenly Father, and being sealed together as families for time and all Eternity. We also believe that these ordinances can be rejected by those we do them for if it is not wanted, so we go each week to act as proxy for those who have gone before. We also attend our church meetings, are expecting callings soon, and are trying to establish our family habits of prayer and scripture study.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Wards are a way of organizing the congregations of the church by geographic location. Branches are similar wards, but are used either when there are not enough people to make up a full ward, or there is a large enough population with specific needs that cannot be met by a ward such as a young single adult branches(provide opportunities to serve in leadership positions that young singles might not otherwise have) and branches that speak a specific language to accommodate those who might be a minority in their area, and provide all the same teaching materials in their language. Stakes encompass wards and branches covering a specific region. This keeps things organized, and keeps each meeting house and congregation on the same page, and in contact with the leaders of the church. This way the lessons are the same in any congregation whether ward or branch all over the world, but there are local leaders to provide for the specific needs of their area and the people within those geographic locations. Show more Show less