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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in California. I'm a life guard and swim teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm number 7 of 8 siblings. I'm a sophomore at Golden West College. I'm a seasonal life guard and swim teacher. I love any and all water sports including: swimming, water polo, and surfing/boating. I LOVE listening, singing, creating, and anything else to do with music.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a family that has always been actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have been blessed with an automatic faith and belief in the truthfulness of this gospel. There was never any shadow of a doubt that this couldn't be true. I know this knowledge has come through obeying its teachings and living them- that has always given me feelings of peace and comfort. I have come to recognize truth by trying it out and living it. I believe the only lasting happiness we can experience in this life is living the gospel of Jesus Christ with our families. How grateful I am to know that Christ's true church is on the earth today, led by a living prophet of God. If we listen and follow his council, we will not be led astray. Another source we can obtain guidance is through our scriptures, such as the Book of Mormon and the Bible. They are truly the words of God given to man to study and ponder.

How I live my faith

I try to live everyday with the question in mind: am I making my Heavenly Father proud? I have the opportunity to serve my community by teaching children water safety skills and it has been an extremely rewarding experience. I try to be an example of a follower of Christ regardless of my surroundings. And it has been an awesome opportunity teaching children a skill that can not only keep them safe- but feel confident as well.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Sarah
Throughout my life, it has been a struggle for me to come to know our Father in Heaven. And though we have those standard Mormon answers about praying, reading the scriptures, developing your testimony - which are important - I have found that it is through the way we choose to react throughout our life experiences that gives us that relationship with God we desire. Those decisions are what either draw us away or bring us closer to knowing our Father in Heaven in a personal way. I have an experience in particular that has helped shape my knowledge of God through my sports career in high school. I was fortunate enough to play water polo and swim for 4 years. Unfortunately, throughout that long period of time, my team was only able win a handful of the hundreds of games we played. Least to say, I was discouraged by the time I reached my final season as a senior. What was the point of playing something I had begun to hate because we lost almost every game. Why did God put me on a sports team that just wasn't very motivated or good at playing sports? Looking back on this experience today, I realized that God was trying to prepare me to not doubt him when real trails and failures come into my life. I have learned that through even hard things, to give my best Show more Show less