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Hi I'm Sara

I am an uncommonly tall nurse. I love road trips and ice cream. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah my entire life. I love it! I have been a nurse for about 3 years and I have a wonderful time working with diabetic kids. There is nothing that thrills me quite like finding a bargain on a shopping trip (You guessed it--I have quite a fondness for shopping). I am an avid board/card game lover. You can often find me engrossed in a book. I love exploring and taking road trips to anywhere.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my entire life. I was raised by loving parents who took me to church each Sunday, taught me gospel principles by example, and helped me to develop my own understanding and testimony of the church. When I moved away from home to attend college, I struggled being on my own with the new environment and my faith wasn't progressing. I knew I couldn't go on without knowing for myself if the church was true. I prayed to God and asked Him to let me know if it was true. I didn't get an overwhelming answer in a big, booming voice. However, I felt several small assurances from the spirit testifying to my mind and heart that it was the only true church here on the earth today. Everything was clearer and made more sense. I can say now will full confidence that I know this church is true. I love it. I still feel the spirit guiding me and testifying to me each day, which is an amazing blessing that further strengthens my testimony of the church and Jesus Christ. Knowing that I am striving to do my best to keep the commandments and live the gospel gives me indescribable peace, joy, and gladness. I know that we are beloved sons and daughters of the most powerful Being in the universe, who loves us perfectly. He wants us to succeed in life. He sent us to live on this earth so that we can be happy and find joy. The greatest source of happiness and contentment in my life comes from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

How I live my faith

My goal in life is to always be an example of my Savior Jesus Christ, who is the anchor, motivator, and foundation of my faith. If that is the only thing I accomplish here on this earth, I would be happy. We are taught in our church that serving others is the same as serving God, so I serve as often as I can in our church and community. I have worked a lot with the 12-18 year old girls in our church--coaching them in sports, teaching them first aid, and being a camp director and counselor for the annual summer camping trips. I have also spent a lot of time with the children in our church--teaching them gospel doctrine and songs that reinforce the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ each Sunday. These opportunities have been wonderful and I have learned amazing things serving and associating with these sweet people.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sara
The Church is widely known and recognized by its bike-riding, name-tag-wearing missionaries. The Church does not force anyone to serve a mission. In the Bible, the Savior told us to teach all nations the gospel. Church members that choose to serve missions are practicing what they believe and consider it an honor and a privilege to demonstrate their love for other people and the Lord by sharing the gospel as a missionary. Missionaries can begin serving at age 18 or 19. Married couples, men, women, and retired seniors all can serve as missionaries. The length a missionary serves is usually 18 or 24 months. Every missionary is a volunteer because they are not paid for their service. They usually pay for their own mission. Missionaries come from around the world, and they serve wherever the Church calls them. They dedicate their lives during their mission entirely to sharing the gospel as an official representative of the Church. Serving a mission is a personal choice that each member can make if they feel it is right and if they have the desire to serve. Show more Show less