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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in New Hampshire. I attend an Idaho university. I absolutely love to travel. And, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I stem from a small town in New Hampshire, where I graduated in a class of less than 20. I was always the quiet girl who couldn't wait to get out and see the world. After graduation, I flew west for school in Idaho. I knew nothing about the place... except, well... Idaho's the land of potatoes. I attend school at BYU-Idaho, a school that holds our church and education in top priority. I must admit, I wasn't very fond of the place, at first; but my friends that I've made from all over the world and families that have "adopted" me into their homes made it all worth it. Since I first started attending this university, I have become more comfortable with bigger towns and cities. This has really caused my love for travel to grow. I've found that so many of the people through the church are not only willing to put me up wherever they are, but they really incorporate me into their lives. This church really is a great networking system, filled with great people that I love spending time with.

Why I am a Mormon

In my younger years, my family and I attended the local Methodist church, just down the street. My mother discovered the LDS church, at first; and then, my brothers, father, and I joined over the course of the next 10 years. I was seven years old when my mother first took me on the hour and a half trip to our LDS meeting house. Growing up, I focused more on how long our Sundays were, rather than the teachings. It was sometime in my teen years that I really started to pay attention to what I was learning, but it's been a long process defining myself and truly deciding that I believe this for myself. Here at BYU-Idaho, I've been able to ask questions and analyze the teachings of my faith. I've found that because I am and have been a Mormon, I'm much happier and healthier than if my mother had never found the church. In fact, I might have never felt brave enough to have left my little state of New Hampshire. In God I trust, and I have faith that all things will work out.

How I live my faith

I live day to day. I'm not always in one place, and I've ended up in different meeting houses all over the country. Everyone has the same goals in mind, the same structure of the church. I know when I go there (wherever it is), I'll feel at home amongst the congregation. I keep a prayer in my heart, always. I try to think only about the good of people, and I will help others when I can. I know that this (as well as other things I've learned through my faith) is part of what can bring true happiness, so I have even more reason to do it. The negative thoughts about pretty much anything or anyone can really get you down, and I much prefer the alternative.