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Hi I'm Sarah

I am a teenager attending High School in California. I am on my school's surf team and love surfing. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Sandy, Utah and then moved to Huntington Beach, California when I was 8 years old. Around the time of my senior year, my father's job took us back to Utah. I finished high school at Corner Canyon and then headed to Utah State University for my higher education. I am currently a freshman and am working as a student ambassador. I have recently received my mission call to the Washington D.C. South mission and cannot wait to go serve the Lord! Other things about me: I love to surf, mountain bike, paint, and sing. I am in love with the medical field and cannot wait to continue my studies toward the end goal of becoming a trauma nurse.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is my home. This is a church in which everyone is welcome and in which everyone can find belonging. It is a community of saints who are trying to live more perfectly and who simply love their Savior enough to follow the guidelines that he has set for them through real and living prophets. Most importantly, the Mormon church promises forever families, eternal marriage, and the ability to achieve eternal life with God. The vehicle by which we can accomplish these things is through temple marriage, sacred covenants, and the amazing gift of repentance. The church teaches that the Atonement was made for each of us so that we can not only overcome death, but that we might also overcome sin, temptation, sickness, depression, loss, and the list goes on and on. We cannot be abandoned. One of my favorite things about the LDS church is that it sets guidelines for our lives. Though to many, these guidelines appear to be restrictions, I testify that they are the recipe for a close relationship with God and for the happiest possible life. I have both lived them and have sadly fallen from living them perfectly. The difference in my life has been distinct: Living God's commandments brings joy and confidence, while deviating from the path that he has set brings fear, sadness, guilt, and a loss of purpose. How lucky I am to have a Savior that will always forgive me and welcome me back! For these reasons, and many more, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the first counselor in the relief society presidency of my young single adult ward. Aside from that, I serve as a peer tutor in a special needs institute class provided by the Logan Institute of religion. I am also preparing to serve a mission. All of these things definitely contribute to living my faith, but most importantly, I live my faith in the small day to day parts of life. Faith is not shown in only church attendance or mission preparation, true faith is intertwined in the fabric of one's life. I am far from perfect, but I show my faith by trying to be more like my Savior Jesus Christ everyday. In my imperfection, I practice daily repentance which allows me to commune with God each day and to let him, and myself know that I am trying to live a better life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons do not only help Mormons. We often pay Fast Offerings, which are amounts of money that go to help the humanitarian aid effort. We also serve our communities together as Mormon Helping Hands. Show more Show less