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Hi I'm Sarah Lynn

I am a very traditional person. I am a wife and a mother of five children. I like to help people. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert. I joined the Mormon church when I was 19. I served a mission for the church and now live in one of the areas where I served. I studied Special Education in college. I have been married for over twenty-five years. I have five children. I enjoy doing things for my family. One of my children has special needs. She is now an adult. Over the years I have had many opportunities to support her and advocate for her. It has been exciting to see her succeed in her life. I like to cook and do crafts. I am learning how to play the piano. I like to write fiction. I have learned to like to exercise.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I joined the Mormon church I had the opportunity to visit other churches. While they taught good things I always felt that something was missing. I did not have this feeling when I attended the Mormon church. As I studied with the missionaries I felt the Holy Ghost. And as I prayed I knew that I was doing the right thing. It has been almost thirty years since I was baptized. Every good thing that has come into my life has come as a result of deciding to follow the example of Jesus Christ and to join His church here on the earth. I continue to be a Mormon because it brings me closer to Jesus Christ. It gives me the opportunity to serve and through service I grow and learn in ways that the Savior would want me to.

How I live my faith

When my children were younger I volunteered in their classrooms. At one school I was the leader of the Parent and Teacher group. As I came to know other parents of children with Special Needs I have been able to share information with them about the education process for their children. I have served on a State Advisory Counsel for Special Education. I donate blood on a regular basis. I currently serve the young children at our church. I also get to visit some wonderful women and share my feelings about the gospel with them. They in turn share their feelings and I feel that I grow from this process. I love doing Family History work. This work has required me to have patience and persistence.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Sarah Lynn
Temples are very sacred buildings. They are not the same as a regular church building in which members meet to worship in on Sundays or to have other activities in throughout the week. When a person is baptized they make a promise or a covenant with Heavenly Father. They promise to obey His commandments and to live his Gospel. In the temple individuals who have kept their baptismal covenant have the opportunity to learn more and to make additional sacred covenants with Heavenly Father. One of those ordinances is called a sealing and it joins a husband and a wife together for eternity. Children can also be sealed to their parents in the temple. In addition the temple is the place where members of the church can provide ordinances for their deceased family members who did not receive those ordinances when they were alive. These ordinances are given as an act of faith and love and those who they are done for have the ability to reject or accept the ordinance. Show more Show less