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Hi I'm Sara Hope

I'm 23. I served a mission in Tacoma Washington. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Henderson, Nevada, but moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when I was twelve. I come from a family of nine, with two older sisters, two older brothers, and two little sisters. I have three nieces and two nephews. I've attended three different universities and have mastered being a transfer student. I'm majoring in English Education with a minor in American Government Education. I've lived in four different states, Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Idaho and hope to one day live out of the country. I want to learn spanish and I love being in the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the great blessing of growing up in a home that was centered around Jesus Christ. WIth a family of nine, things definitely weren't perfect, but having the gospel of Jesus Christ in our home made all the difference. As I grew up I became aware of how different my home life was from most of the world. Like the hymn says I felt "Because I had been given much, I too must give." I had the amazing opportunity of serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tacoma Washington for eighteen months. I met some of the most incredible people as I knocked on doors to share my testimony of Jesus Christ. I don't pretend to be perfect, but I strive to learn from my Savior everyday. I know He lives and that His church is on the earth today. I know that we have modern prophets and apostles to lead and guide us just as He had in the primitive church. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, that it was translated by a prophet of God, and that as we read and study from it, along with the Bible we gain a greater relationship with our Savior and a true witness of his living reality. I know of these things because I have studied, prayed, and felt the Holy Ghost testify to my mind and my heart that they are true. Most of all, I have felt the fruit of this gospel in my life by experiencing the greatest love and joy as I've lived the gospel. I don't just experience happiness, but I experience eternal joy as I follow Him.

How I live my faith

I had the great privilege of being a summer counselor for youth at a camp designed to bring youth closer to Jesus Christ and strengthen their standards. Those young people are still some of the most amazing individuals I have ever met. I have the opportunity to visit other women in my area who are also college students and to help them with whatever they might need. I have the great blessing of serving in a temple where I help others come closer to their Savior by making and keeping sacred covenants. But mostly I strive everyday to live as He would by seeking to help those around me.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Sara Hope
In temples church members learn eternal truths about their Savior by participating in ordinances that allow them to be with their families not just "til death do you part", but for eternity. We invite everyone to learn of the amazing opportunities and blessings that are available to God's children in His holy temples and to prepare to enter them first by following the example of Jesus Christ and being baptized by someone holding the priesthood authority of God. Show more Show less