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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in a small town in Canada. I am currently going to school for Culinary Arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and I am the eldest of 3 girls. I like to play baseball and golf. I love food and I especially love to bake cupcakes in my free time. I also love cats and music.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Catholic church. I attended church every Sunday with my family and went to youth group activities every week, along with the occasional retreat in a larger city with other young people. I was a strong believer of Jesus Christ. When I was 15, I lost a family member whom I had become close with over the years to cancer. I became so angry at God because who else had the power to take her from my family but Him? I stopped wanting to go to church and to youth group. I didn't agree with what felt like being forced to believe something that I wasn't even sure was real anymore. Most importantly, I stopped praying. A year later, I lost another person in my life, but not by death, by my own choice to cut them out of my life. This person was toxic and I knew it was the best thing to just let them go. I became angry at the entire world. I shut my friends and family out and felt so alone. This was when I met my best friend. I'd went to school with her since Kindergarten, but I didn't really know her. I did know that she was an LDS member though and I began asking her questions on her faith and what she believed and why. We went through most of the basics and I found it really hard to understand why she based her belief off of a book that wasn't the Bible, a book that some guy translated. My questions soon began to get more in depth and she invited me to speak to the missionaries. I met with them and took all of the lessons. Soon they convinced me to try reading the Book of Mormon. So, I did. Soon after I began to pray again, that was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Halfway through the BoM, I just knew in my heart that it was true. I knew the words on those pages were from God, without a doubt. I started changing my entire life. From not drinking to changing the music I listened to. I was a new person. I continued to take lessons with the missionaries for a total of 8 1/2 months and then I decided to get baptized.

How I live my faith

I am a recent convert and I am fulfilling my calling as Ward Missionary, which means I try to spread the Gospel as much as I can by helping missionaries teach lessons and by being a good example to the people around me. I love to attend church every Sunday and I also love going to classes that help me learn more about the scriptures and our Heavenly Father.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sarah
No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. As members of the church, we are all encouraged to share and stand up for what we believe in. We are all encouraged to go on a mission, if we so feel the need to serve The Lord in that way, but we can all be missionaries wherever we are, not necessarily in a formal environment as a full time missionary. As a convert to the church, I know how important missionaries are and how important serving a mission is. I know that it can strengthen your personal testimony and the testimonies of those around you. Missionaries changed my life. If if were not for them, I wouldn't be writing this today. I am a happier person because I know this church is true. Missionaries change lives every single day. They do the work of The Lord here on earth and spread the Gospel all over the world. They are a positive influence and are one of the greatest examples that we have today. This is why we are encouraged to serve missions, so we will know what it feels like to change other people's lives and to feel the joy that the gospel brings to our lives. Show more Show less