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Hi I'm Sadie

I'm a student at BYU studying Public Relations. I'm from California. I love movies, travel, and sweets. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Missouri when my dad was in the Army as a medical doctor. As a child, I moved with my family from Arizona to Georgia to an army base in the Mojave Desert to an army base in Monterey and, finally, to California (where my family lives now). I grew up traveling with my family and enjoying my friendships with my siblings. We loved vacationing in Hawaii and Mexico and experiencing new adventures together. I loved experiencing new cultures and seeing beautiful places and people. I hope to be able to continue to travel throughout my life. I also loved school growing up. Even though we moved a lot, I always seemed to make friends and enjoyed learning and being challenged. I enjoyed reading and playing outside with friends and my siblings. When I lived in Monterey, I had the privilege of being able to ride horses with my sister at a ranch in the area. I loved animals and being outdoors. I still love the outdoors, especially the beach and the mountains. I loved growing up in California because we have both and everything in between! Finally, in high school, I was really involved in school activities. I played volleyball for a few years, and swam on the school swim team for a season. I also enjoyed leadership and student government. I served as class president for three years, and as Student Body President as a senior. Last year, I studied at Brigham Young University, and I right now I am serving a full-time mission in Brazil for 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because both of my parents are members. However, every time I went to church and learned more about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I was always happy. When I moved, I never felt alone because I knew that I had my family and the gospel. At the age of 8, I knew that I wanted to be baptized as a member of the LDS Church. When I was baptized and confirmed as a member, I received the Holy Ghost, who has been my constant companion through times when I needed comfort, guidance, and peace in my life. I also developed a love for reading my scriptures. The Book of Mormon contained stories that were so applicable to my life and helped me know how to deal with many challenges that I faced. I also loved going to church with my family every Sunday. I loved having friends and teachers who were so kind and loving. Specifically, when I was eleven, I took a trip with my sister and grandma to the LDS Church History sites in Nauvoo, Illinois. I prayed about the impressions of the Holy Ghost that I felt at those sacred spots of Church history, and I knew that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that it was through him that the gospel was restored to the earth. The restoration of the gospel has been a blessing in my life. I am grateful for being a member of the LDS Church because I am so happy everyday for the blessings it brings.

How I live my faith

I love being able to have opportunities to serve others through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a visiting teacher; I have the opportunity to visit and teach two sisters in my ward. I love visiting with them and hearing about their lives, their challenges and triumphs. I enjoy their friendship and love, and I love helping them whenever I can. I also try to be kind to everyone I know everyday. I try to serve my friends whenever possible. I try to emulate my Savior in small ways everyday and trying to be a member missionary, but soon I will be serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brazil and preaching the gospel in the Portuguese language.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sadie
No, not all members have to serve a mission. It is a great opportunity for those that do serve, but missionary service might not be right for everyone. However, the boys have a priesthood duty to serve a mission, so naturally, more boys serve missions than girls. Girls are welcome to serve a mission because it is a great opportunity but it is not their duty like it is for the boys. Men can begin serving a full-time mission when they are 18, and women can begin at 19. Retired seniors can also serve missions. Missionary service is typically 18 to 24 months. It is voluntary and un-paid. Missionaries get sent all over the world as official representatives of the Church. Show more Show less