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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, I am one of 7 children, I am currently in Nursing School, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love spending time with my husband and all of my family, reading, writing poetry, playing the Trumpet, listening to music (especially Classical music), and exercising. Walking, jogging, lifting weights, swimming, doing kickboxing, aerobics, and Pilates are all types of exercise that I love. I also enjoy outdoor activities like bicycling, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, river rafting, etc. I have been married to my sweet, wonderful husband Adam for almost 3 years. We are expecting our first child in August of 2012. I am currently in the nursing program and my expected graduation date is May 2012. For the past 5 years, I have worked with children with mental and physical handicaps in their own homes. I have worked with various children with Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Autism. I provide attendant care, habilitation, and respite. I really enjoy working with children and making a difference in their lives, especially in helping them to reach their full potential.

Why I am a Mormon

I, unlike both of my parents, grew up in strong LDS (Mormon) family and my parents diligently taught me and shared their testimonies with me often. As a youth, I remember my young women leader explaining to us that we cannot always rely on the testimonies of our parents. She said that we must each pray to receive a witness of the truth of this church for ourselves. She then challenged us to go home and to pray to receive a testimony of our own. I had been counseled to do this before, but never had done so until then. I went home that day and decided that I would do as my leader encouraged us to do...That is, I prayed earnestly to my Father in Heaven to know if the church was true. I told God that I trusted my parents and knew that they had a firm testimony of the Gospel, but I wanted that witness from the Holy Ghost for myself. For over a week I prayed and even fasted to know if the church was true. After more than a week with no definite answer, I began to get very frustrated. Why wasn't the Lord answering me? I prayed even more and then one day just after I finished my prayer, I stayed on my knees a while more to listen for the prompting of the Holy Ghost (as I did from time to time when praying for an answer), and the whisper came, "You know the answer to that question". Frustrated because that wasn't the answer I had expected, I continued to pray and that whisper kept coming...."You know the answer". So I pondered that thought and many memories came to my mind...happy memories of various times in my life that I had felt the spirit strongly. I remembered and knew that each time I had felt that spirit, I had been building a testimony, little by little. I had gained a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us, of the prophets/apostles, of tithing, and of almost every principle taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and because of that, I knew the church was true. And that testimony continues to burn inside of me today.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am the second counselor in the young women's presidency. Though our young women class is small, I teach these youth, help plan fun activities and set a righteous example for them. I have gotten to know each of them well and I love them. I know that they look up to me and because of that, I try to set a good example for them. I also serve as a visiting teacher. I am assigned to visit three different women in the church once a month. I share a brief scripture or message with them, talk with them and get to know them, and help them out in any way that I can.

In whom should we have faith?

Sarah
We should have faith in Jesus Christ, God, the Holy Ghost, in our parents, and in the leaders of our church. Show more Show less