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Hi I'm Sara

I am a classical musician that grew up riding horses. I've been skydiving, I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a passion for music. I love just about every type out there from classical to jazz to debstep. As a classical music major playing viola in college, I am partial to classical. But I do enjoy rocking out on the drum set to unwind or jam with other musicians. I love a good adventure, especially if it's outdoors in the mountains. I love riding horses and have even spent time with the Girl Scouts of Utah as a riding counselor at a summer camp. I am down for hiking, rock climbing, camping, fishing, and have even tried slack lining lately. I have Celiac disease. I've participated in plenty of 5k races with my younger sister and stay physically fit by working at a daycare chasing around fourteen 2 year-olds all day. If I had a super power I would choose to have super speed. (The first of many perks being how much I would save on time and gas running super fast everywhere.) My favorite movie is "Finding Neverland". Favorite actors (because who can have just one, honestly?) are Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, and Sandra Bullock. And my favorite ice cream flavor is rocky road.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS faith but became casual in my practice during college and quickly fell away from the church. Over 3 years my habits changed and my new lifestyle I thought was fun, exciting, and "really living" turned into a sad darkness that left me feeling like my life was going no where. But when my younger sister expressed to me one night between sobs that she was sad that because of my choices I wasn't going to be able to be with my family in heaven I realized that I didn't want to give up spending eternity with my family for parties and substances. Then, by the light and help of a great friend, I came back to church and had my life filled with a peace and light that I don't ever want to give up again. Because of this gospel I know that I can live with my family forever. Because of this church I have my liberty. I am free. Free of addictions, free of harmful relationships, free of enslaving feelings of self-hate, and free to be happy with who I am and who I can become. I know that this church is the true church of Jesus Christ restored by His authority through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know the Book of Mormon is true and relevant to me personally and to our world today. I know that my Heavenly Father knows me individually and I love the feeling of purpose I get to know that I MATTER to this great deity. I know that this gospel is for anyone and EVERYONE. Christ atoned for the sins of all. For me, and for you. This church gives me the comfort and strength to repent of my sins and turn to God with trust and faith that because of Christ's atonement I can be free of my sins.

How I live my faith

I am so thankful for how active and involved I get to be in my faith. I attend meetings regularly on Sundays and am strengthened spiritually by the words and testimonies of everyone in my congregation. I have the opportunity of getting to work with the young women in my ward by preparing lessons and discussions for them every week and participating in fun, uplifting activities with them during the week. I also find joy in praising my Savior in song by singing in my ward choir. Music is a powerful conductor of the Holy Ghost and can really help many feel of the Spirit in meetings, so I love being able to sing during meetings and after church each Sunday. "For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me..." Doctrine and Covenants 25:12 During the week I can feel of the Spirit by working on strengthening my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I do this by praying daily as much as I can to know of Their will, reading and pondering the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, everyday during my work break (I find so much peace and comfort from this action), and by striving to find someone that I can serve in some way every day of the week.