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Hi I'm Sierra

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, musician, dancer, artist, and participator in indoor and outdoor sports. Although I spend most of my day caring for my husband and two children at home, I love to be involved in the community. I keep up with current events and am very passionate about what I know is important. I am a mother of four, but my set of twins have passed on before me. Although this loss was not, and is still not, an easy one to deal with, I have found I have become better able to empathize with others who have experienced such a loss. That has been a blessing. I am a musician. I grew up with music all over my house. Literally. My mother is a violin and piano teacher, and her and my grandmother's musical legacy has clarified the importance of music in my life. I play the violin and piano, but my favorite instrument is my voice. I love to sing. I am a dancer. I have always loved to dance. Growing up, my family couldn't afford dance class, but that didn't stop me from trying out for dancing parts in plays and school dance teams. The show choir I was involved with in high school included many dancing routines combined with the singing. In college, I was introduced to ballroom dancing, and found my favorite form in the art. I am an artist. I have always loved to draw and paint. I took classes to learn how to do so correctly, and I find solace while creating. I also love crafts and sewing. I run, bike, play basketball, and I enjoy yoga, and gym classes. Exercise is a priority.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. My family on both sides have been Mormon for generations. I have been blessed to have been taught the gospel while I was young. As I grew, I learned more, and when I was eight, I desired to be baptized. After my baptism, my knowledge and understanding continued to grow. I have always loved reading the scriptures--including the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. I remember kneeling and asking Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true after being challenged to by a youth leader. The answer I received was, "you already know." And, I did! I still do. I know God exists. I know He lives, He loves us, and He is involved in our lives. I know His son, Jesus Christ, came to Earth to teach us, to suffer for our sins in Gethsemane, and to die on the cross. I know Christ loves us, and has the confidence in us to utilize his sacrifice for us so we can return to live with Him and Our Father in Heaven again. I know we existed before we came to live on this earth in physical bodies. I know we will continue to exist after we pass away. I know that my still-born infant twins' spirits are alive. That I will see them again, and that through the blessing of a temple marriage and sealing that my children are mine forever. I will be able to raise my twins when Christ comes again. And, I know he will come again. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. That he did see God the Father and Jesus Christ. That he was chosen to restore the gospel of Christ on Earth in this time. I know President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today. That he leads and guides us by being an instrument for The Lord to bring forth His messages. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book, and is scripture along with the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. I know these things to be true for myself because I have studied it out for myself, and received confirmation from the Holy Ghost. I know Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers.

How I live my faith

I participate in community organizations like musical groups and parent-teacher groups. I plan to involve my children in community sports and music. It is easy for me to get to know people and make friends. This talent may have formed from moving 14 times in 7.5 years of marriage. Moving that much makes making friends quickly a must. As we are new to this area (but, thankfully, not moving again in the foreseeable future), I hope to get myself and my family involved in many more community groups as my children grow. I have taught music to young children, and ballroom dance to adults in the past. I have also been in charge of a musical play. I have helped organize and participated in many church activities including get-togethers and talent shows. I have taught lessons to young children and to the women of my church, as well as spoken in our meetings on a number of occasions. I have also been the chorister in the meetings and the choir director to the members who are willing to share their vocal talent with those participating in the meetings. I am currently in charge of teaching the 8 to 9 year old kids in my church through voluntary approval.