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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm Spanish, Mexican, and American. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Some of my favorite things to do are dance, read, sew, cook, and have fun with my friends and family. I love ballet and ballroom dance, and right now I am learning jazz. I enjoy cooking for large crowds and making things from banana bread to fettuccine alfredo. I am the third of eight children, and our family is one that "plays together and stays together." My two older siblings are serving missions for the LDS church and I plan to soon follow suit. Because my family on my dad's side all live in Spain, I have frequented Europe many times, and I spent my entire sophomore year of high school in a Spanish, Catholic, all-girl, private school. Yes, I wore a plaid skirt and white polo for my uniform. It was a fantastic experience where I got to learn about the wonderful culture of Spain and spend more time with my extended family. I love to travel and I have been to over twenty five countries. Some of my favorite places have been Norway, Israel, England, Paris, Ireland, Petra, Germany, and Portugal. An aspiration of mine is to learn Portuguese in addition to my Spanish, to add on to my knowledge of language. After that, I might learn French. I recently returned from a humanitarian project in Colombia and I plan to do another humanitarian project in the near future. I am in college right now and am preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love talking about the gospel and I do so every chance I get.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. With my dad being a convert to this church, I have always been taught to not base my beliefs on what others believe in, but to be truly converted through personal study, prayer, and experience. I have studied the Book of Mormon extensively and have read it many times. Each time I read it, I find new personal revelation that testifies to me of the truthfulness of its pages. I feel truly and indescribably happy when I read the Book of Mormon, attend the temple, pray, or have other spiritual experiences. My prayers have been answered time and time again, and I know that Heavenly Father loves me for who I am. He loves me when I make mistakes, and it is because of His love that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins, making it possible for me and everyone else to return to Him again if we follow His plan.

How I live my faith

I am a Sunday school teacher for my singles ward, where I teach lessons about gospel related topics. I also participate in visiting teaching, where I provide friendship and service to two girls in my building. They, in turn, visit teach their own girls, providing a network of friends for college. The summer of my senior year, I was one out of seven youth (all of us soon to be seniors) to plan and prepare a youth-led pioneer trek. The trek lasted four days, and I was in charge of the pioneer-style clothing everyone wore, as well as four "families" consisting of 12-15 members per family. I made sure my "families" were provided for in there physical and spiritual needs, teaching them lessons of the gospel, helping them when they got sick, and making sure everyone felt included and loved.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that the family is one of the most important aspects of our lives. Families have the ability to be together forever, which is why our relationship with our family is vital in this life. It is necessary to gain strong ties of love between family members, for they are the people that will always be there for us. The home is where a testimony of the gospel grows, nurtured by the spirit as well as by the loving example and guidance of family members. Show more Show less