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Hi I'm Sarah Allen

I believe it is always good to be kinder than necessary. I love to laugh. I'm a Mormon(:

About Me

Smiling is my favorite. I love to work out, go camping and hiking, and I love to write. Being outside makes me happy. I love my family. Smoothies and trail mix are my main food groups. I am currently a missionary in the Fort Collins Colorado Mission, and I love my mission and the people I have met with all my heart. There are no coincidences. I know I'm here for a reason and I'm so thankful!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS home, and my family is wonderful, but from a really young age I felt such a disconnect and had a hard heart towards the church.Through the years, I struggled with myself personally. I felt alone. Eventually, I decided that I didn't believe in God and that I wanted nothing to do with the church, so I left. Through the years, things got worse. I had no self worth, I had gotten myself into some really bad things, and I felt hopeless. My life revolved around things that were meant to make me feel good, but all that I felt was sorrow. I was ready to give up. I hadn't talked to my family in ages, and then my dad invited me to my cousin's missionary farewell. I didn't want to go, but I felt like I should. I was talking to my mom about how I felt, and she told me to pray. I didn't like her answer, but I decided to give it a try because I didn't know what else to do. I prayed, really prayed, for the first time. That prayer changed my life. At church the next day, my cousin's talk was about how Christ's Atonement can reach you no matter how far you may feel from Him. I felt the spirit that day, it was like getting a hug from my Heavenly Father. It was overwhelming, and in that moment I knew that God was real. Since then, I've made a lot of changes. It's been hard, but the love of the Savior has healed me and helped me overcome. In Mosiah 24:14 it says, "And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions,". He has eased my burdens and helped me through my afflictions. I was suffering from the bondage of sin and sorrow, but His love has changed the very essence of who I am, and because of that, I have become a new person in Christ. I can now say that I know the gospel is true, I know that Christ lives and loves me.

How I live my faith

I sincerely believe that I live my faith when I genuinely show love to the people around me. God is always patient, always forgiving, and always charitable towards me, so I strive to treat other people that same way. 1 John 4: 7-8 says, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love,". I think that's why I've loved serving a mission so much. You get a glimpse of the kind of love that God has for the people you serve and it is beautiful. I also have a blog that I started when I was first becoming active in the gospel, and it has been such a good way for me to share my testimony and my happiness. I know that living life with a grateful heart is so important. President Monson said, "To express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven,". There are miracles in each and every day, we just have to take the time to recognize them.