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Hi I'm Sara

My family moved a lot in my youth but we settled in the Midwest. I am a teacher, a mother, and a wife. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My family lives on a farm that has been around for over a hundred years. (It also has over a hundred years of needs, but that is a different topic) We love it. It allows us to do things that anything smaller would not. We are not rich (NOT AT ALL) we just have good family that knew that we would love and take care of the place when other family members did not want to. My kids have the chance to live in a close knit community and go to a small church that is more like family than anything else. Our school still finds a way to allow students to pray if they wish and even encourages them to choose as a class if they will have prayer at important activities. I am very aware that this is rare and feel luck that this is where my children are learning. There are only a few members in our area but we are all very strong in our faith. It can be hard to constantly think about what I say and how I say it so that others will not use it to think poorly of the church, but everyone knows that I am a member so they watch very close. In my youth I had a harder time dealing with questions and accusations about the church, but now I look forward to the chance to answer them. I am at my best when I am sharing the Gospel. I feel that I am who I am because of the experiences I have had in this area and our little church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church because I prayed about it and know that it is where I am suppose to be. In my youth my family was not actively attending church, but I tried to at least make my mid-week meetings. I graduated from our educational program and was very proud that I had stuck to it. When I went to college I still did not have many choices for friends (or boyfriends in the Church) and did not make all of the best choices. My second year I decided that I wanted to become more centered on Christ and decided that I would only date active Christians. When one boy and I had been seeing each for a while he started talking about becoming more serious. We had talked about what we believed and what we wanted in life but I was not actively attending my church so we had never really talked about me being Mormon. I told him that I thought that we should get to know each other better before we became more committed. He told me that he knew that he loved me, that God had brought us together, and that it was not like I was going to tell him that I was Mormon or anything like that. My heart was shattered. I may not have been active but I still knew that the Church was a big part of who I was. I looked the boy in the eyes and said that I was actually was a Member of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." He looked back at me and said that I was not being funny. I repeated my self and told him that I really felt that the parts of my that he felt he loved were the same parts that were Mormon. He began to cry and I was sad that some thing that was so special to me could hurt him so bad. I offered to let him ask me questions about the Church so that he could understand me better and he took me up on it. We spent hours talking. We parted friends but never saw each other socially again. I went to "My Church" the next morning and have not looked back. I know the Church is true. I know that it is lead by Jesus Christ through a living prophet.

How I live my faith

I work with the youngest members of our Church. I find it is both a blessing and a challenge all at once. Somethings are so much easier to understand if you ask a child to explain it to you. You just have to get them to sit still long enough to hear the question. I love my work in the Church.