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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Cedar Hills Utah. I come from a blended family with fifteen kids. I sand and polish rings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fun-loving, happy girl with lots of hobbies. I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking, swimming, dancing, singing, drawing, and outdoor sports. And that's not even the half of it. Most of all though, I love to spend time with my family. We have all sorts of adventures together and I feel like my greatest calling right now is to be a daughter, sister, and aunt. I am excited about life and try to always see the good in every situation. When I was a young girl I used to dream about going into outer space and visiting the planet Mars as an astronaut. Although I still love to look out at the beautiful night sky and peer up at the various constellations, dreams do change. After I graduated from high school I knew I needed to go straight to college to get a degree so that I could provide for myself and a future family. Right now I go to school at a university where I hope to get out with a bachelor of science in psychology and a gerontology minor and certificate. I want to work with the elderly and improve their way of life. That way I can give back to the generation who first gave to me. Before I can finish my schooling though I plan to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has always been a dream of mine to serve a mission, and after seeing my two older brothers and step-brother serve missions of their own and seeing how it changed them for the better, I knew I needed to serve too.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have been members since they were both eight. That is the same age that I was baptized. In fact, on both sides of my family are the links of heritage to the Mormon pioneers. My mom's family came in the Willy handcart company and my dad's ancestors came across the plains in the Martin handcart company. I love my heritage and I am so very humbled to know that those men and women and children who came across the plains were willing to risk so much for their faith. I am a Mormon for one, because it is the faith of my fathers. But that is not the only reason. I am a Mormon because, even though I didn't always recognize it for what it was, I have felt the burning power of the Holy Ghost testify to me of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was about nine years old I went through a very depressing time in my life. My parents had recently divorced, and we had just moved from our beautiful and spacious home to settle into something more modest. But before we could be settled we moved around a lot, staying in rented places and borrowed homes--we even spent two months in a Best Western Hotel. It was depressing for me because I felt unstable and shaky like my whole world was crumbling all around me, even though I was so young. Thankfully though I pulled out of that feeling. It was in the fourth grade I decided that I wanted to read the Book of Mormon. So I did. I spent hours pouring over the book. It was like I couldn't put it down. The stories were so familiar and real. And I felt a warm feeling in my heart every time I would read, filling my whole frame with peace and happiness. I love that feeling, and now I recognize it as the burning of the Spirit within my heart. The strongest feeling I had of the Spirit came to me when I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if the Book of Mormon was true once I'd finished it. The Lord answered my prayer with a very powerful feeling of the Holy Ghost which I will never forget testifying of the book.

How I live my faith

I participate in church meetings every Sunday and strive to be a good friend to both members of my church and members of other faiths alike. One calling which I really loved was to lead the music in the hour where the women gather together for a lesson. It was really special because music has always been a big part of my life. I've been in all the school choirs ever since I was in grade school and I know the song of the righteous is a prayer unto God. That testimony came to me both when I would choose the hymns for the following week, and as the women would sing the song that Sunday. Very soon I will be called as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am excited to be called to this position because as a missionary I will go into the field and relay the message of the Lord's gospel to the world and explain to individuals why His gospel means so much to me. I am still learning every day how to live by faith, but some of the things I like to do to show my dedication and faith to my Father in Heaven are to read from books of scripture, pray always, and write in my journal. I need to be consistent in things of I find that I am no longer living by the faith that I ought to be. In my dealings with my fellow man I always try my very best to show integrity, respect, and love for all I come across. In my church the women also participate in what is called visiting teaching. I strive to be a good visiting teacher and friend to those I am called to teach. It is really a special calling to be a visiting teacher because you really do feel like a ministering angel for another person. I try to do all I can to make sure that the needs of the sisters that I visit are met, because service is one of the best ways I live by faith.