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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm the oldest of four girls. I'm studying biological engineering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Both of my parents learned about the Mormon church when they were teenagers and later were baptized. Although both of their families disapproved of their decisions, I am grateful they were brave and faithful enough to do what they knew was right for them. I am the oldest of four girls and was raised in Missouri. I moved to Utah for college and am currently a graduate student in biological engineering. I've been in school for a looong time, so I'm really looking forward to graduation. ;) I love knitting and crocheting and teaching those skills to others. I also enjoy cooking (although I'm not super great at it), exercising (girls can lift too!), hiking, and camping. I've been married to my awesome husband for two and a half years, and we love board games, watching bad movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church, but that is not the reason I am still active in the church; everyone must learn for themselves if the LDS faith is true, even if your family has been Mormon for generations. I am a Mormon because as I strove to follow what my Father in Heaven wanted me to do, I have felt the Spirit testify to me that this is the true gospel. I know that we have a Heavenly Father who created all of us, loves us, and wants us all to be happy. I know that His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, atoned for our sins and is our Savior. I know that Joseph Smith prayed to know what religion to join, and that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared unto him and revealed the true Gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book, and in it we can learn more about Jesus Christ and how we should live our lives. I know that since the time of Joseph Smith, we have been led by living prophets who give us revelations from Heavenly Father meant for us in this day and age. Living as a Mormon has given me so much peace and joy and has given me many opportunities to serve others. Living an LDS lifestyle does not always seem easy to people; there are seemingly a lot of restrictions, and in some cases, a lot of sacrifices that must be made. However, I have learned time and time again that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and that His commandments are in place to lead us on a path that will make us the most happy in the end.

How I live my faith

There is a program in the LDS church called visiting teaching, where every woman in the congregation is assigned two other women in the congregation who come visit her once a month. The two "visiting teachers" are there to befriend, uplift, and check on the person they visit. It is a great program because when a new person joins the congregation, even if they don't know anyone, there are two people there from the get go to fellowship them and be there if they need anything. It's also a great opportunity to get to know someone you might not otherwise- many of my good friends in my church were made from visiting teaching connections. I am a visiting teaching supervisor in my church. I make sure everyone is able to do their visiting teaching, and if someone is not visited for a few months, arrangements are made to find out how that person is doing.