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Hi I'm Sara Anne

I have moved many times in my life; everywhere I have been it seemed like home because the Church provided me stability.

About Me

My life has been devoted to raising my six children, a profession, which in our American culture, is not valued like it should be. I loved being with my children and they with me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful for the gospel in my life. It has guided me when I was in a dark and lonely place. The precepts taught in our gospel lead you and keep you safe from the travails of the world. I know that my life is better because I chose to follow the counsel of the leaders of the church. I know that I have much joy in my life directly linked to my obedience to the laws and ordinances. I am thankful to those who carried me through my difficult years and I am grateful for the opportunity to help others find more joy by abiding by these precepts. I know through careful study of the book of Mormon that it was brought to man by God in a time of the "printed word" so that every man has the chance to own his own copy of it. That they may study it, ponder it, and live by its precepts to become their best selves. I am grateful to live in this time of the earth where it is available to me. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon through the help of the Lord. That at great risk to him and his family he brought forth the gospel in these the last days or the dispensation of the "fullness of times". I know God has provided us with a living prophet to guide us according to the needs of our time. His voice of warning to the saints or "those who could be called saints" is real. Repenting of our wicked ways is necessary for us to realize the blessings that await the obedient. I love the Lord. I love the gospel. I love the scriptures. I want to share them with everyone so they can enjoy the outpouring of the Spirit of God!

How I live my faith

Many times I have been asked to do things by my bishop. We are a "doing" church. It has sometimes been an unfamiliar task. I have learned over the years that I am blessed by new skills as I stretch myself in unknown territory. My favorite "calling" is visiting teaching. We, a partner and I, are assigned 2-5 sisters that we are to visit with every month. You come to love and know these sisters through service to them, strangers at first, friends at last. I have participated in other activities that I came to love such as: helping my fellow ward members prepare for a possible disaster by accumulating a food supply, leading the music for the very young children was so much fun, I had to learn to play the piano well enough for others to sing along with me (that was very challenging at age 49), and teaching the youth, they of my sex, was a fulfillment of my patriarchal blessing (this is something that is recorded for each member for all-time.)