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Hi I'm Sarah

I didn't marry a missionary. I am an Air Force wife. I love to travel, I love to grow.

About Me

I grew up in south sacramento. I'm the 5th child out of my parents 7 children... And I think in order to want to have that many children you've got to be a little nutty... My mom is that, but I love her for it now. I met my husband at church, and got engaged after dating 3 months. My parents were less than happy with my choice to marry Josh. He didn't go on a mission for the church, he listed to "crazy music" and had "crazy facial hair." But I could see what they didn't. He didn't waver from important things, and he was the only remaining member of the church in his family. He wanted to grow into someone great, raise his family in the gospel, and he wanted to grow with me. Everyone changes all the time throughout life, you just need to find somone who will grow into something great with you, and not without you. We've been married 6 years, we have 3 beautiful children, and I couldn't be happier about my decision to go against my parents council on that huge decision. In my mind the commandment to "honor thy father and mother" does not mean to blindly obed, but to respect. After all ...my Father in heaven knew what was in store for me, and through prayer I knew that he wanted me to marry Josh. My husband is in the air force, not flying planes but in computer communications. The first base we were stationed at was Yokota AFB in Japan very close to Tokyo. We LOVED it there, primarily the wonderful politeness of the Japanese people, and the great food!

Why I am a Mormon

I am very gratful that I was introduced to this gospel at a very young age, because I don't know that I would have sought out religion on my own, especially not us "crazy mormons!"... haha! Many religions, or at least pastors seem to have their own hidden agenda. They're paid to do what they do after all. The Bishops and leaders of our church are all volunteer positions and are never paid. In fact we all voluntarily give 10% of our earnings to fund the building of our buildings, the printing of our books, and the humanitarian projects we participate in worldwide. That means a lot to me. I am a logical thinker, so the core of my testimony has never wavered. You may think that's an odd statement, but the gospel makes so much sense that once it's pure doctrin is studied it can't be denied. I read through the book of Mormon for the first time when my parents bribed me... haha! $50 if I read the whole thing before I turned 12. That was a lot of money when your allowance is only $10 a month. I finished before I turned 11. When you got past some of the larger difficult words it was a great book full of neat stories and adventures, but more than that, it testified of Christ, and though it's words I felt the Holy Ghost testifying to me of it's truthfulness. The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets and translated by the power of the Holy Ghost through Joseph Smilth. He was not an educated man, he was not a decietful man either. He was a man of faith, and a prophet like those of the Bible. I am far from perfect, so my testimony of some principals that require I not be lazy are sometimes hard for me to aquire.., such as my testimony that I should read the scriptures daily and visit the sick and afflicted. I know I should, I just find it difficult to make those goals and follow through a lot of the time. But when I practice the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ I'm always brought great Joy and Peace.

How I live my faith

I pray. I teach my children to pray. I attend church, even when my husband isn't there to help with the children. I worked as the primary president in our congrigation in Maryland, and I've worked as a Nursery (18mo-3 yr olds) teacher in my current congrigation. I try to show love to others through acceptance and forgiveness. I'm forgiven of my weaknesses when I'm repentant and willing to forgive others. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ.