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Hi I'm Sara

I grew up in Utah and moved to South Carolina, because my husband is in the navy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband is in the United States Navy. We have been a military family for about 3 years now. Charleston, South Carolina has been our first duty station for those 3 years. I am the mom of a very active, curious two year old son and another baby on the way (due in August, don't know the gender yet). I recently just graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelors degree in Special Education. For now I am going to continue being a stay at home mom until my kids are at least in school.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and I feel like I've always believed that the church is true. I received a testimony of the gospel when I was young. I remember reading in the book of Mormon when I was about 12 years old. I was reading about how we can become Christ's children when we make the right choices. I asked my mom about it, because I thought we were all heavenly father's children. She explained that we belong to Christ when we repent and strive to keep the commandments. I felt a warm feeling inside and it made me feel so happy! Ever since then I've strove to live the gospel and my testimony has grown over the years. I know that the Savior lives and that he suffered for me both in Gethsemane and on the cross. I know that he rose again and that he loves me very much! I know that if I keep my covenants I made in the temple my family can be together forever! This hope is why I will continue to try to live the gospel by following Jesus' example.

How I live my faith

I currently teach the 5 years old in my ward. I have had this calling since we moved into this ward 3 years ago! I have taught two different age groups. I've taught the 6 turning seven year olds and for the past two years I have been the teacher of the 5 turning 6 year olds. In this calling, I help the children be reverent while the other leaders teach the whole group and sing songs with them. Then I teach them in a separate classroom. I have loved being with the children and seeing their testimonies grow! Their have been many special, spiritual moments I have shared with the children and other leaders that work with them. Teaching the young children has been a blessing as I was learning how to be a teacher. I could practice some of the strategies I learned from school. Also, I feel like I have gained experience with these children that will help me as a mom as well. I am also a visiting teacher to 4 sisters in our ward. What I do in this calling is visit these four sisters at least once a month and person and try to help them with anything they are struggling with. I feel like through visiting teaching I have made more friends and the sisters I visit have helped me much more than I have helped them! The sisters that I do not officially visit teach anymore have remained my close friends.