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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a student. I'm a registered nurse. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a registered nurse currently working on a postpartum unit, and I love my job. I find it so fulfilling to help people at such a special and joyful - though sometimes difficult - time in their lives. I'm still finishing school and I love being in college. I hope to be a life-long learner and plan to take classes as often as I can, even after I've completed my schooling. I love to bake, read, play the piano and go for hikes. I've been involved with music my whole life and have participated in various ensembles either singing, playing the piano, organ, or violin. I enjoy performing and sharing those things that are beautiful and inspiring and give glory to our Father in Heaven. I agree with Calvin and Hobbes about my favorite summertime activity - "If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently." I enjoy being outside and soaking in a little bit of the divine…whether that be a sunrise, a view of the mountains, or the slightest hint of a breeze…it helps quiet my heart and my thoughts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace and direction provided through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's all about our Savior Jesus Christ. It's about family. It's about lasting joy, peace, and comfort. Even when things in my life or the world around me seem to not be so great, I can go forward in life with confidence because of my knowledge of the Savior and His doctrine. Ultimately, everything in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints directs us towards Jesus Christ. Nothing can calm my soul or provide such true, lasting peace as can studying the words that testify of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon. Because of the teachings in the Book of Mormon, I have a greater understanding of God's plan for His children and the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It enhances my understanding of doctrines taught in the Bible, and it is my light and anchor in a troubled world. It's easy to get swept into the confusion of the world today and become distracted, lost or confused; but when I really focus on Jesus Christ and His Gospel then I feel secure in my Savior's love and His plan for me. Reading the Book of Mormon touches my soul and brings to remembrance something familiar and loving that I yearn to hold on to…it brings me closer to my Savior. My reason for membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is best explained by one of my favorite verses in the Book of Mormon: it is found in 2 Nephi, verse 26 of chapter 25. It reads, "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to which source they may look for a remission of their sins."

How I live my faith

One of my favorite parts of the week is attending my Church meetings every Sunday. In the congregation where I attend church, I oversee the women's organization of the girls also attending college where I live. My responsibilities in the capacity allow me to teach and serve each of these women every week. During our Sunday meetings, we learn from each other as we discuss the Gospel of Jesus Christ, how it can bless our lives, and how we might use it to bless the lives of others. We occasionally hold activities during the weekdays as well where we share our talents, teach each other new skills, or participate in service projects. Living my faith is not just something I do while attending Church on Sunday or any other meetings or activities, it is a way of life. Decisions I make every day both at home and at work are influenced by my beliefs in the doctrines of Jesus Christ. It influences me in the way I speak to and serve others, in the honesty I put into my work, and how I view the circumstances of my life.