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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm from Alabama. I'm a writer. I love english, running, and public speaking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the beautiful state of Alabama! I love to play violin and piano. Music is a blessing. As the youngest in a family of girls, I love my home and family. I run for my school's cross country and track teams, because I enjoy exercising. I have juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. In my spare time I love to write anything from poetry to short stories or journaling. Public speaking is one of my favorite things to do. Teachers have made a huge impact on my life, so I plan on becoming an english teacher and writing in my spare time.

Why I am a Mormon

At the time of my birth, my mom was a member, but my dad was not. After seeking to know if the Gospel was true, my Dad joined and became one of the strongest members in our family. He died four years later while I was still young. My Dad's conversion inspired me to seek truth for myself. As I have sincerely and earnestly searched for truth, I have been blessed to find it right before me. Through a continuation of trials, sincere prayer, Scripture study, and experiences, I know the Gospel is true and real. I cannot pretend to know something that I do not. I have to choose to have faith. My testimony continues to grow each and every day. True joy and safety come as I live my faith. I am grateful to know a way to live that guarantees lasting happiness. Not only knowing that I will see my Dad again, but also knowing that we will be together forever with the rest of our family brings peace to my soul. Trials bring us closer to our Heavenly Father. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can be healed of all sins, weaknesses, fears, and pain. Like any other person, I make mistakes everyday. The power of Christ's Atonement is strong enough to heal me and keep me going, it works the same way for all of us. I know from personal experience that Christ loves us and wants to heal us. Stories fascinate me, especially when they are true. As I read the Scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I feel a confirmation in my heart that they are true. They are records of God's interaction with people like us. Just as God spoke to the prophets of the Bible, He speaks to living prophets today. "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets"(Amos 3:7). We believe in a living prophet, called of God, who guides us today. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know from personal experience that consistently studying it will bring the Spirit into your life and confirm the messages of the Bible.

How I live my faith

Living in a region where many are not members of my faith and do not really have a true perception of what it is has given me the opportunity to share my beliefs with others on a daily basis. I answer questions my friends have about my beliefs. I make specific choices everyday, including choices to dress modestly, use clean language, refrain from drinking or using drugs, and follow dating guidelines, because of the testimony I have of modern day revelation from God through our living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I try each day to do my best at keeping God's commandments. Church members have the opportunity to volunteer in their local units. I am blessed with the opportunity to prepare and play hymns each Sunday on the piano while everyone sings or conduct the music. Each morning at 6 am I go to an early morning Scripture Study class called Seminary. Although we are all exhausted, other youth and I make the sacrifice because we feel the impact it has on our testimonies and lives. By praying and reading my scriptures right when I wake up and just before I go to bed, I keep my day and life focused on what is really important. Following the example set by Jesus Christ, I strive to be kind to others. When I pray for opportunities to serve others, they occur.