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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Seattle, Washington. I am an artist, an adventurer, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of nine children, and my family is everything to me. They are my best friends and my closest confidants. I love to go camping, kayaking, hiking, anything outdoors. I also love to create--to make things. Painting, sculpting, decorating, making crafts--these are the things I love. I also love to spend my time reading, writing, singing, and listening to amazing music.

Why I am a Mormon

There was a time when I wasn't even sure if I believed in God. I felt terrified and directionless. I had been raised in the church and had felt the extreme goodness and peace that it had brought to my life, but I was on my own for the first time in my life, and my testimony had to be entirely my own. During this time of struggle, a verse of scripture from the Book of Mormon kept coming back to me. In the book of Alma 32:27 it says that "even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words." Oh, did I have that desire! I wanted to believe more than I have ever wanted anything. I wanted the truth. I wanted to know that I did, in fact, have a loving Heavenly Father. I wanted to feel the reality of Christ's atonement. I felt so intensely hungry for something to believe in, so humbled, that I was finally able to let go of my pride and my hyper-analytical intellect and just BELIEVE. I believed enough to study the Book of Mormon everyday, to say my prayers everyday, and to keep the commandments to the best of my ability. As I did this, I was filled with light and knowledge, little by little. This light grew, and I began to feel more direction and purpose in my life. I no longer felt lost or alone. I am now at a point where I can say that I feel the reality of my Savior and my Heavenly Father just as surely as my own reality. They are actual beings of flesh and bone. They know me, they love me, and they have a plan for me. I wouldn't have ever known these things if I hadn't decided to exercise that "particle of faith" (Alma 32:27). It starts with a desire to believe, and that small belief must lead to action. It is that action which will lead to truth.

How I live my faith

I had completed my first semester in college when the announcement was made by our latter-day prophet, Thomas S. Monson, that girls could now serve full-time missions at the age of 19. Since this announcement in October, I have spent everyday preparing to serve the Lord. I have been called to serve in the South American country of Paraguay, and I am so very thrilled.