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Hi I'm Sadie

I'm a student. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small community where family was binding power. My family consists of six girls and four boys with two strong, committed parents. After graduating high school I attended college. It was difficult for me to decide where to attend. I felt that it was the most crucial decision I could make as it would impact every future aspect of my life. Somewhat reluctantly, I decided that Brigham Young University--Idaho was to be my school. After some schooling, I decided to serve a mission for the LDS church. I currently am a missionary and share the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with any who are curious and willing to listen.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been times I have felt utterly and completely alone. When these moments came I turned to what I was taught as a child in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As my life has fluctuated my consistency to keep hold of these truths has waned from time to time. However, I have always felt a power, a peace, and a comfort when reflecting on the teachings of my youth. Though growing up in Utah and being raised a Mormon greatly influences why I am Mormon it is not the defining reason. I fully choose to be Mormon. When I reflect upon what is taught as doctrine a peace comes to me witnessing the truth of the teachings. As I grow to understand new teachings it is not that I suddenly accept them, it is that I come to understand what they mean. Above all, the LDS church teaches about Christ. It teaches from multiple scriptures providing multiple witnesses of truth. I believe with all my heart that Christ is the literal Son of the living God. As such, he was the only one that had the power to break the bonds of spiritual and physical death. I believe he has the authority of God. Further, I believe God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. As such, his teachings, his church, must have his authority. It must teach the same doctrine in the same way that he taught. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the organization which contains His teachings and His authority.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by applying the principles I learn and teach. I am not perfect. There are things that I want to be better at. However, that is exactly what living this faith means. Knowing that there is a way to improve and acting in a way to bring about that change is living my faith. My faith is rooted in the atonement of Jesus Christ. My faith is that He will save me and make me more than I am. I live my faith as I rely on Him to actually do that by following the little ideas that come to me of how to change. Maybe it's to talk to somebody on the bus, to write somebody a letter of apology, to not go that direction, to get out of bed earlier than I want but at the time I know I need to. Whatever the thought, if it's better than I normally would live and I actually do it, then I'm exercising my faith that He lives and He is changing me to be more than I normally would be. I live my faith by continuing to learn daily from His scriptures so that I'm more understanding when I hear His voices prompting me to do good.