What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Sandra Scofield

I grew up in Utah, and have lived in Germany for 8 years, California, Maryland, Washington, and now I am in Utah again.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 children, I have been trying to finish my college degree since 1982. I will finally get to graduate with my bachelors degree spring 2014 from Weber State University. My father was an Alcoholic, and he committed suicide when I was 12 years old. I am an only child. Both my parents are deceased. My fathers family came from Russia. I have worked outside the home. I have for the majority been an at home mom. I have been married, divorced, and remarried and widowed (car accident), and remarried to first husband. I have had several surgeries to keep me functioning. My mother died from Alzheimer's. Most of her family does not go to church. My father was a convert. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking (now), skiing, and camping. I play the piano, and the pipe organ. I love to draw, paint, and rocks. My degree will be in Psychology with a minor in Geology.

Why I am a Mormon

My father and mother would fight horribly at night due to him being drunk. I never got to go to church very often. When I was small I had a picture of Christ hung near my bed. When I was little I would picture that face and say my prayers. I was baptized by my grandfather, and the water was ice cold. I was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in an elementary school because their church burned down and was being rebuilt. I remember that I wanted to be baptized more than anything! I knew at that very young age that Heavenly Father was real, and that He loved me. In fact the only real father that I have had on this earth is my Heavenly Father, and He has never left my side. He has led, taught, guided me through the Holy Ghost my every footstep!!! I owe Him my life, I owe Him my new knee so that I can walk and play the pipe organ, and keep up with my busy family. (as I am too young to really have one). My Savior Jesus Christ unfortunately has bled on behalf of me and my mistakes. I am really glad that He loves me enough and values me enough to have given me and everyone on this planet that great gift. Repentance is never easy, but is good house keeping for the soul. That is another blessing I am grateful for. I have been in pain, I have had severe heartache, loss, protection, and I have had the pain of a child running away from home leaving footprints in the snow at Christmas, but I never once blamed God, I thanked Heavenly Father for helping me grow through these painful experiences, and yes I have had people be mean to me in the church, but there are mean and thoughtless people everywhere, I just choose to not let them become stumbling blocks, I step over them for it is Christ's true church, the Gospel is Totally and completely true!!!! I know this with every fiber of my being, I have lived for it, needed it to sustain me, and even as a young child knew that Heavenly Father loved me!!! In the name of Jesus Christ Amen

How I live my faith

I have worked as a Cub Scout leader for over 20 years. I worked as our Cities Youth Council Advisor, I have volunteered with US Army Community Service in Germany. I have worked as a Girls Scout Leader. I have worked as a children's youth teacher in my ward, I have taught all ages of children from 18months - 18 years. I have Been a leader for girls ages 12-18, in charge of there spiritual guidance in our church. I have played the piano for the children's spiritual Sunday meetings. I have been the chorister and lead the children in music instruction. I have been a leader over the women of our ward, and taught them as well. I have played the piano for the women's meetings. I have been the Ward organist for their main spiritual meeting on Sunday since I was 16, I am now 53, and glad to be around that long. I have taught teenagers Sunday school lessons. I have served in the Stake as the leader of the Stakes children program. (Stake leaders lead and over see at least 5 wards, I was in charge of 13). I have served as compassionate service leader, which is the person who takes care and arranges for any needs that the women of the ward are in need of. Funerals and meals, meals for the ill, help with women that have just had children, meals, babysitting for other siblings.

What is faith?

Sandra Scofield
To have faith is to “hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (see Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21 and Hebrews 11:1). Each day you act upon things you hope for, even before you see the end result. Faith is knowing with all my heart that Heavenly Father is real, and so is His Son our Elder Brother Jesus Christ even though I do not see them I feel their love and influence in all areas of my life daily!! Show more Show less