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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a full-time missionary at the Mormon Battalion Site, I'm from Wyoming, and guess what, I'm a Mormon! (=

About Me

I am a full time student at the University of Wyoming studying secondary education. I hope to get a degree and be qualified to teach High School Social Studies. I am happily married to a handsome chemical engineer. We like to go for walks together and watch videos on youtube together. We also teach an early morning religion class to high school students. We love having this opportunity and have so much fun! We definitely learn the most from it. I also try to spend time in my community volunteering. I help at the local food bank and try to visit and call other people who might need it, though not on a formal basis. I feel I have a great life and I'm happy. (:

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I have tested the teachings. I have lived it and found that the doctrines and the counsel of the prophet are true because the fruit is good. I feel good when I do what is right, study the Book of Mormon and Bible, attend church services, pray and fast sincerely. I am safe and have greater joy as I follow standards, such as not drinking alcohol, tea or coffee, wearing modest clothes, keeping my language clean, and being chaste. I feel so warm and happy. I have an assurance so deep that all is well. When my grandmother passed away I felt the love of Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and I know that I will be able to be with my grandma again. That knowledge which brings such peace and joy is worth more than anything. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because it really is the restored Church of Christ. I love my Savior with all my heart and I feel His love for me in all His beautiful creations. I am grateful my parents taught me what was true and gave me all the tools to know for myself and then let me decide.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every moment of every day because it defines who I am. I am a Full-time Missionary and try to share my faith with people every day through lovingly inviting them to come unto Christ and by trying to live as Christ exemplified, thereby sharing His Light. I read my scriptures every day and I love both the Bible and The Book of Mormon. I try and serve others daily in little things- talking to those who are lonely, expressing gratitude, praying for those in need, etc. as well as getting involved in "bigger" service projects. I believe in serving as a major way to follow Christ and share His light and love as well as showing my gratitude for all that I've been blessed with. I believe that learning is living my faith and seek out learning experiences everywhere. Before I came on my mission I spent time with my family and served at home. As a family we have weekly family home evening as best as possible and we pray morning and night and read the scriptures together. I also dress modestly and take care of my body. I am working hard to exercise and eat healthily because my body is a gift from God and the temple of His Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). Everything I do,say, and think is shaped by my faith and hope in Jesus Christ and I wouldn't have it any other way! (:

Are Mormons Christians?

Sarah
Yes! Mormons are certainly Christians and very proud of this. Our entire Church is because of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and our purpose is to help bring people, everyone who will come, to Jesus Christ. We love and worship Jesus as the Redeemer of the World and we pray in His holy name. We celebrate with wondering awe both Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Sarah
This is a huge question to answer. What do Mormons believe encompasses a huge amount of information, but central to all our beliefs is Jesus Christ. We claim the truth that He, the Son of God, came to earth to atone for our sins and to bring salvation to all mankind. Without this truth there would be no Mormonism because it is the foundation for all we believe and are. We believe that after Christ died and His original Apostles martyred that the fullness of what Christ had taught and the authority of His Priesthood power on the earth was lost. God watched over His children even during that dark time when His Gospel was not in its fullness on the earth and He sent great men and women to prepare the way for a Restoration of All things. Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ appear to him when he prayed for guidance of which church to join. Through the prophet Joseph Smith, God began to restore His church, including the authority and power to administer it. With this restoration came truths such as tithing, prophets and Apostles, Sabbath worship, temples, baptism by immersion by those with authority, and additional scripture including the Book of Mormon which Latter Day Saints love and cherish as an additional Testament of Christ and His Gospel. Doctrines such as forever families, church organization and callings within the church, premortal life and the knowledge that we are all children of God in a very literal sense, and principles of salvation were also restored. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Sarah
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored Church of Jesus Christ that He organized during His mortal ministry. In 1820 God saw fit to bring back the light, knowledge, and power to the earth. Joseph Smith was a young teenage boy living in the newly created United States in this time of religious zeal and contradiction. He was confused and desired in his heart to know God's will for him and which of the many Churches and religious interpretations was true. He read in James 1:5 "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." With faith in this promise given in the Bible, young Joseph determined to go to God for the answers he desperately desired. He humbly prayed in a quiet grove one morning and received a glorious answer that changed not only Joseph's life, but the world, forever. God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph in a brilliant pillar of light. They answered his question that none of the churches and religions of the time were completely correct. They had some truth but were missing many things which God wanted for His children, such as Priesthood power and the knowledge of eternal families. Joseph Smith was called by God as a prophet to restore the truths and powers that had been lost or confused after Christ's crucifixion and the death of His Apostles. The work Joseph did was the beginning of all the Church is today and will become. Show more Show less