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Hi I'm Sarah Carlile

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I love to play piano and water polo. I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Sarah, and I'm currently a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tokyo, Japan. My favorite things to do are play the piano, swim, and play water polo. I also dance hula, and I've recently started crocheting as well! Jazz is probably my favorite type of music. My favorite childhood memories are from the times my dad would spend driving between school, various lessons, and practices. No matter how many times I'd try to convince him to let me listen to my own music, he'd force me to listen to his favorite stations that showcased classical music and news programs, which I've actually come to love. (Like father like daughter I guess! Haha) I'm the younger of two children. I have been so blessed with a wonderful family and amazing opportunities.

Why I am a Mormon

On several occasions I have been asked, "Are you a Mormon because your parents are Mormon, or are you a Mormon because you actually want to be?" When I was younger I might have been hesitant to answer that question because I wasn't so sure. As I continued to grow older and began to learn more about this church, something changed in me. It didn't happen in a single instant, although at times I wish it did; it happened slowly and gradually. Looking back there wasn't an "a-ha" moment that made me fully convert. It was little experiences in my life, tiny miracles that shaped me into a new person. I can now say that I am a Mormon because of the joy, hope, and love it brings into my life. I have had various witnesses that have testified to me that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I have a Savior who atoned for my sins, who has been through all that I have been through. I know that even in my deepest sorrow, I am never alone. I've read the Book of Mormon for myself, and I've gained a testimony, a pure knowledge, of the truth that it contains. I know that if anyone will take some time to turn through these pages, they will know what I know. Maybe not in the same time frame or in the exact same way, but they will know.

How I live my faith

I've always been told that as long as you're doing the best you can, you'll be all right. I live my faith by striving to do my best to serve the people around me, uplifting others, and following the example of Jesus Christ. I am in no way perfect, but I always try to do the very best I can. Beginning in about the 8th or 9th grade I began to play the organ at our church services. That in itself has helped me in learning to be disciplined, responsible, trustworthy, and respectful.