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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon and I'm about to serve as a missionary in Finland--I believe in living life to the fullest!

About Me

I'm a gluten intolerant university student who loves her fiancee! I grew up in the Midwest and now I live in Utah. I used to think that I liked all music, but then I realized once I actually branched out that I really just like my music, and music that sounds like my music. I served a mission in Finland for my church and I loved it!!

Why I am a Mormon

Life is hard! Sometimes I allow my problems to make me bitter or cynical. Sometimes you just have to choose to believe that people are inherently good. I mean, God is good, right? And we're his children! I've seen kindness and compassion bring goodness out of me that I didn't know was there. I think that's one reason why I love Jesus Christ! I love the person that I'm becoming as I'm trying to be more like Him. I know a lot of people who are trying to 'find themselves'. As a child of God, you can't be true to yourself unless you develop your own relationship with Him. There are voices all around us trying to get us to spend our time and money on things that cause only cause temporary pleasure. No amount of travel, food, sex, entertainment, or possessions will ever be able to replace the feeling I get when I look at my life and I see how much God has blessed me, or the delight I feel when I realize that I'm progressing and overcoming my personal challenges with His help. I know that lots of people believe in God, and you're probably asking yourself "why the Mormon church though? Is that the only church where people can get close to God? What makes Mormons think they're so special? Don't they have some pretty strict rules?" Those are great questions! That's why we have missionaries---you can chat with one on this website! Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been the most amazing blessing in all aspects of my life. I really do know that God loves us, He is real, and we are his children! He knows the deepest desires of our hearts, and we can count on Him to help us to accomplish them if we strengthen our relationship with Him. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best sister, daughter, and friend that I know how to be. Being the second oldest of nine, I carry a lot of home responsibilities---I drive my little brothers and sisters to lessons and basketball games, babysit when my parents are out of town, help with homework, make meals, change diapers, and keep them from killing each other. I envy the freedom that some of my friends with smaller families have, but I wouldn't trade my lot for anything. I share a strong bond with my siblings and when I obey my parents and help out at home, I know I am doing what Christ would do and living my faith. Mormonism is a Christ-centered faith, and one of the most important things that the savior taught was to love your neighbor as yourself---no matter what religion they practice, what clothes they wear, or how they treat you. We are all Heavenly Father's children and it makes Him happy when we treat each other with kindness and respect. When I treat others with love, I am living my faith. When I graduated from High School, I prayed really hard about whether to go to fall semester at BYU or postpone my admission and work full time through the semester to save up for and go on an LDS mission. It was a really tough decision! But after weeks of fasting and prayer, I felt strongly prompted that I needed to work and save, and wait until after my mission to start school. It's the best decision I ever made! I leave to serve a mission in Finland in April and I couldn't be happier!!! And Finally, I live my faith when I utilize the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Thanks to our Savior, every day I can be a better person than I was yesterday. And when I attend church, I am surrounded by others who are trying their best to do the same. I LOVE BEING A MORMON!!!!!