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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a mother of six beautiful girls. I am an optimist. I am a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happy! I live in Draper, Utah. I am married to my sweetheart and have 6 beautiful daughters. I love antique shopping and collecting blue and white china. I love to teach children. I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Early childhood from Brigham Young University. I earned my degree after I had four children. I have a supportive husband that knew I needed my education and was my biggest fan. We were blessed with more children after I graduated and now I get to teach at their school. I am currently teaching 1st grade, but I have taught kindergarten and 3rd grade as well. I enjoy learning with my children. I love to teach, travel, scuba dive, go boating with my family and shop. My husband is a general contractor and we have built 3 homes together. I love the creative details involved in building new spaces. My plans for the future are to love those I teach, serve my family more and see the world. That makes me excited!

Why I am a Mormon

My good parents are both converts to the LDS church. My father converted in his 20's and my mother at age 13. They met and married after they had both converted independently in collage, however, they had never had family examples of an LDS home environment. As they fumbled through defining what it means to be a Mormon for each of their 9 children, I gained a strong testimony from them. They did not always know how to do things perfectly. They were learning so much right along with their children. We knew they loved us, and they loved the Lord and his gospel. When I was 15 years old, I asked the Lord, through prayer if this was his true church upon the earth. I felt my parents knew it was true, but I needed to know on my own. My prayer was answered immediately. I was filled with the Spirit of the Lord. My heart swelled inside my chest. I was warm from head to toe and I felt the love of my Heavenly Father. I knew this was his church. I can remember now, even 25 years later the warmth and love I felt. I know this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. The same gospel that has been given to man throughout the history of the world, and is now restored in its fullness. I have read the Book of Mormon many times. It is a powerful book filled with amazing stories. I have received a witness from the Holy Ghost that it is a true story. It was translated by the prophet Joseph Smith, who did see God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ in the sacred grove. I am a Mormon because I know this gospel is where truth is found. I am a Mormon because the Lord in his mercy answered my prayer. I am a Mormon because the Lord wants me to do something with this knowledge and He knows I will share it. It is given to me for no other reason than to share the good news with others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every second of every day. My faith gets me up in the morning and calms my soul as I rest at night. I contemplate my relationship with my Heavenly Father continuously. When I get new opportunities to share my faith I can hardly contain my excitement. I refuse to let the challenges of life shake my faith. I keep my faith at the forefront of my mind, it leads the way. I nurture my faith through reading scriptures, praying, attending sacrament meeting and other church meetings, and doing temple work. I live my faith by sharing my testimony about the Lord Jesus Christ with those who want to know more. I preach of Christ, I teach of Christ, I talk of Christ so that those in my stewardship will always know whom they can turn to for a remission of their sins. I define truths and values according to my faith and use these morals to guide my decisions. I listen to modern day prophets and work to gain personal testimony regarding their teachings. I listen to promptings from the Holy Ghost to guide what I do each day. I want to do the Lord's will in all things and I have faith and trust in his direction and guidance.

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Sarah
The church opposes abortion, except in cases of incest, rape or if the mother's health is endangered. Speaking from personal experience, I had a stillborn child at 8 1/2 months along. I firmly believe this child is mine. He was named, buried in a plot to be shared by my husband and I and included on our headstone. I know he lived, even if it was only inside my womb. I know I will see him at the resurrection. Life in the womb is sacred. Show more Show less