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Hi I'm Sarah

I am a college student studying Nursing. I love to hike, bike and read. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived all over the U.S. because my dad was an officer in the military. I did a year at a Technical College as a senior in high school to become a Medical Assistant. I am now going to college, just recently accepted into the Nursing Program, and I love learning about science! I think the world is an amazing place, and the more I learn about it, the more amazed I am. I am the youngest in my family, with four older sisters who are all married. I love being an aunt to all my nieces and nephews because they are adorable and fun! In my free time I like to read books, from classics such as "Jane Eyre" to "The Help" to the entire Harry Potter Series. I like to be outside so activities like hiking, biking and swimming are fun to me, especially with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to a family where they were all Mormon, and so I have grown up learning about the gospel of Christ and his love for me and all God's children here on Earth. As I have gotten older, and through my early teens, I saw many people that I was very close to turning away from God and looking for joy and peace from other sources, yet I noticed that they never seemed to find what they were looking for. I have always been taught that God's glory is in our eternal happiness and He sent His son to make that possible. When I read the scriptures and when I pray, I learn a little more each time about how unfathomably deep and infinite God's love for us is; even for me. There's a sweet peace that comes with knowing this, and I can see it in my life and all around me. Life can be crazy and overwhelming at times, but everything is in God's hands and He is all powerful. There's no one else I could or would trust with my life so completely. I am a Mormon because as I live the gospel taught in the LDS church I feel closer to God and I feel like I am becoming, little by little, a better person and closer to how Christ lived His life here. I know that He came to Earth and atoned for my sins, all the sins of all of us, so that I can be perfected through Him and return to live with our Heavenly Father again. There is a plan, a divine plan, set up for each of us and it's beautiful. Being a member of His church here allows me to learn that plan and to do what I can with my choices to follow that plan.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve a mission for the Lord for 18 months, where I will spend all of my time preaching and teaching the words of Christ to His children. I am so excited for this opportunity, and I know that the Lord will be with me as I dedicate my time, efforts, and everything else I have to give, to Him. I have also had the opportunities to serve as a supervisor of visiting teaching, a program where sisters in the church are paired to go and visit, share a spiritual thought, and see if there is any way they can help a few other sisters that live in their area. It's a way to help people know that they're not forgotten and that there will always be someone there who cares about them and wants to help them when life gets busy and difficult.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Mormons believe that God is perfect: all powerful, all knowing, loving, caring, merciful and just. He is the Father of our Spirits and so we believe that he has a body that looks as ours does, only it is immortal, perfect and glorified to a state which we can't describe with words. He cares about each of us individually, and that is why He sent His Son to this Earth to help us to return to Him and have eternal joy and happiness; John 6: 40 says"And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life". God is our Father and loves us more dearly than we can comprehend. Show more Show less