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Hi I'm Sally

I love caring for my family, singing, and being outdoors here in lovely Ohio, USA. I love Jesus & living God's plan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most important thing to me is trying to be like Jesus. I love the person He is, what the scriptures show Him to be like. The next in importance is trying to be the best I can be. To do that, I am always trying to improve who I am - as a disciple of Christ, a wife, a mother, and a friend. My family is very important to me, and I am trying to do all I can to serve them and teach them. My husband and I have always tried to seek to do the Lord's Will, that's how we'll be most successful and at peace. I school my children at home through a public charter school. It is a sacrifice for me, but I know it is best for their needs, and I enjoy it. I love to sing. It is how I can best express myself, especially my feelings for Heavenly Father, My Savior, and Their wonderful gospel plan. I love to read, for fun, and because I like to learn about people, and why they do what they do. I love meeting new people, and I love helping people. I enjoy learning new skills - I am currently taking a class in Tae Kwon Do alongside my children. It is another way to perfect and strengthen my body and my mind (focus), just as important as strengthening my spirit through the gospel. I love being outdoors, whether it's for a walk on a sunny day, tinkering in my garden, or even raking leaves. I love horses, and hope to have one of my own someday.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was a child, I have always wanted to know the truth of things. I have always know there was a Heavenly Father who loved me, because when children at school would make fun of me, I would try to sing or play the flute to feel more uplifted, and I would feel a strong sense of love, peace, and warmth inside from someone else - it's hard to explain. Well, when I accepted Christ as my Savior in high school, I would attend different churches, but none seemed to have all the truth I understood from the Bible. There were so many different teachings, even about baptism, that I figured that I'd have to wait until the Milenium, when Jesus came again, to have it all straightened out. He had said there was "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" so I knew some day there would be one church that He sanctioned with all of His Truths. In college, when a friend of mine told me she had just talked to some Mormon missionaries, I decided I'd like to hear what they had to say. I knew I could discern in my heart if the things they taught were true. I had never heard of Mormons, so I was curious. When I sat with the missionaries, and they asked me how I felt about God and Jesus Christ, and I was about to share my love for them, I felt God's love flow through me and my heart swelled, and I felt the Lord whisper to me that I'd found the way Home - home to my Father in Heaven. I know, through prayer and through my life experiences over the past twenty years I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that this is the one church the Christ has set up, in preparation for His Second Coming. It is where I have found what I was looking for - "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." I know that this Church contains all the true principles taught by Jesus Christ. I welcome you to seek for and embrace the truth.

How I live my faith

Jesus taught that we should serve others. I have found the greatest joy and contentment as I have served others. As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we found many ways to serve. We helped with soup kitchens, put on puppet shows, served as ushers at a community-wide event, and even washed dogs and cupboards for a dear lady with a broken arm. Large or small, each of these acts helped me to appreciate what I had, and feel love and empathy for those I helped. One of the things I really love about our church is the opportunities to serve. And the best part is, the Lord is the one who calls me to serve in some capacity - sometimes in an area I never thought of trying on my own. I love that our church leaders pray together about who the Lord wants to fill each calling, and as those they call pray to know if this is what the Lord wants, they feel inside that it is. I remember when I was asked to serve as the pianist for the children's singing time. I hadn't played piano since I was 10 years old, and I was 25! I accepted the call, i.e. the challenge, and with a little inspiration and a lot of persperation (practice), I was able to do it! My most unlikely calling was cubmaster for the young boys in our church. I had a blast, and every time I wasn't sure of ideas, I'd pray, and some really neat ideas would come to me. I learned to love those boys! My favorite calling is teaching the children's singing time. I feel so alive as I share the joy of music and singing about the gospel and the Savior whom I love. Seeing the matching joy and smiles from the children is so wonderful! Without my church callings, I probably wouldn't have had those opportunities elsewhere. I know I wouldn't have grown so much spiritually otherwise. It is the best way to learn to become like the Savior.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Sally
Though I knew that God had whispered to me that He wanted me to serve a mission, I did not have very much money. My parents were not members of my faith, yet as they watched me over a period of two years as a new member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they saw my conviction, and knew that I was serious about serving a mission. They told me that they would give me the same amount of maney they spent on helping my siblings purchase a car, so that I could use it towards my mission. They also helped me buy a set of luggage, and a nice overcoat. Still short of the necessary funds, even after adding my meager savings, I went to my church leaders with my dilema. They told me soon after that several annonymous members of my church were going to donate some money every month, so that I could go. I was so overjoyed and felt so grateful and humble. Now, I put some money every month in the local church missionary fund, in gratitude for the help I received when I followed Christ's call to spread the good news. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Sally
Our church is called "The Church of Jesus Christ", not "the Church of Joseph Smith." Joseph Smith is only a man. A good man, a prophet, an instrument in the hands of God, but only a man. We appreciate all the truths Joseph Smith brought forth, and the sacrafice he made in giving up his life for what he believed the Savior had called him to do, but Joseph never asked to be worshipped. He always preached the gospel, and the Atonement of Christ. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sally
Whether they are single or married, old or young, having many children or childless, they all have one thing in common - Mormon women are women of faith, intelligence, and service. They have faith in Jesus Christ and in themselves as precious daughters of God. They have values that they strongly believe in. They understand the importance of their different roles. They have many different experiences in different walks of life. They want to be the best they can be. They know that they each have different talents, that they can build upon and use to help others, which they do often, many times without being asked. They accept others for who they are, knowing that no one is perfect. But they do know that through Christ, they can become all that they can be. Our church leaders have the greatest respect for women. Any time they speak publicly and mention the role of women, it is with the utmost regard and honor. It is through membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I have gained a true respect for myself as a woman, and an understanding of my worth to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Of the many women I have known and respected in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they share a common reverence for what it means to be a woman -- whether it be in the capacity of a teacher, a friend, a wife, or a mother, and how precious our nurturing qualities are. The Church leaders have always strongly supported every woman becoming educated. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Sally
The Church does not endorse political parties, but it does support moral issues and values. In "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," our church leaders "call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society." In a nutshell, that means that when at all possible, we should elect those leaders who support family values, and we should speak to our representatives about the bills and issues as they affect the family. We should also pray for our country and our leaders, that they would make choices for the good of the family and our country. Show more Show less