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Hi I'm Sarah Durrant

I'm a missionary in the Mississippi Jackson Mission, a nut when it comes to music, and adore design!

About Me

I'm currently serving a mission in the Mississippi Jackson Mission and loving every minute of it. There's nothing I'd rather be doing right now than serving my Lord and spreading this gospel that I've come to love so dearly. The past year, I was studying Piano Performance at Utah State University and I want to study Graphic Design as well when I return to school. There's nothing that I adore more than music and design, so what a better thing to do than to study it at college? I eventually want to have my own piano studio and teach to advanced piano students - I'd also love to be able to design graphics for the Church magazines and websites. In my family, I am the middle of two brothers, whom I love very dearly (don't tell them I said that). They've always been my best friends and I go to them for just about everything. My parents are pretty amazing too (but they're not allowed to know that) and they've been a huge influence in my life and in shaping who I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I often get asked this question. Why am I a Mormon? Growing up in the Church, I didn't have a full conversion for a long time. I resisted my parents in their valiant efforts to bring me to the Lord. Yet, in high school, I saw many people draw nearer to their religion. When hard times hit me, I sought Heavenly Father's love and from there, my testimony grew stronger than ever. I gained a full witness of my Savior and all that He has done for me. I am Mormon because I know that this is the true church. The LDS church isn't a museum for the perfect - it is a hospital for the wounded and the weary. I can feel the love Heavenly Father has for me. How could He not love us, with this beautiful world He has created for His children? Everyday is a new witness to me that I am loved by Him. Heavenly Father truly desires us all to return to Him. He sent His Only Begotten to save us. Christ suffered on the cross and in Gesthename so that we all might have salvation. The Savior felt each of our pains. He knows what you feel when life tears you down. You are never left alone - He will always be by your side. Through the Atonement, Christ heals us. We can be made whole and happy through His redeeming love. I have such a strong testimony of the Atonement. I know it is true and that it will bring us real joy and happiness. I believe with all my soul that Christ suffered on that cross to save His brothers and sisters. There's nothing that I want more than to share it. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving a full-time mission and devoting all my time and efforts to bringing others to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, I teach lessons, work with returning members, render service, tract (going from door-to-door), and help out active members. I will be a missionary until December of 2014, then I will return home and resume my usual life - but as a completely differnet person, shaped by Christ. I live my faith every day. It is constantly guiding me in all my actions. I don't know what I would be doing without daily scripture study and prayer. Every day, I keep a constant prayer within my mind. I strive to do what Jesus Christ would have done if He were in my position. With all my heart, I believe that Heavenly Father is watching over and guiding me towards the joys He has prepared for me.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Sarah Durrant
Many dispute the teachings of the LDS church. They may say that what we say is false doctrine. I testify that what these Anti-Mormons are preaching is false. What the Latter-Day church teaches is true. Yet, you must discover this yourself. By reading the Book of Mormon with an open heart and a true desire to know the truth, you allow yourself to receive revelation about the LDS church and its teachings. At the end of the Book of Mormon, Moroni invites you to "ponder it in your heart" and "ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true" (Moroni 10:4-5). I promise that if you inquire "with a sincere heart, with real intent", you will receive the knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true. Your answer will come in the form of peace, hope, comfort, or joy. In Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord unto His servants Joseph and Oliver, "Therefore, if you will ask of me you shall receive; if you will knock it shall be opened unto you" (D&C 6:5). Later, Heavenly Father tells them, "Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God" (D&C 6:23). Heavenly Father will answer you with peace that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church and that Mormonism is right. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Sarah Durrant
Being a Mormon isn't a passive thing. It's not something you do once a day and call it good. Being a Mormon is a way of life. I am driven by my religion. Everyday, I live my religion and proudly wear it on my heart. Each morning, I wake up - yet, my knees are always the first to hit the floor in fervent prayer. I pray for help and guidance. I pray to know what my Heavenly Father desires me to do. I pray to be able to help lift up the weary and afflicted. Then, I go out and I do what I prayed for. I strive to serve others and be as kind-hearted as possible. Through out the day, I keep a prayer in my heart to help guide me. At least once a day, I make time to study the scriptures and other works. I take these teachings into my heart and do my best to live them. These simple actions bring me joy. Not just happiness or bliss - but pure joy. Living out my church's teachings, keeping a prayer in my heart, and studying scripture every day gives me what nothing else can. Joy. Show more Show less