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Hi I'm Saretta

I love music, art, and soccer. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Arizona. I am currently a certified and licensed EMT, but lately I have been thinking that I might want to pursue a career in art. I believe that God gave me certain interests and talents for a reason. I think that maybe I should quit stifling those desires. I love camping and being outdoors in general. I always feel close to God when I see the beauty of nature. I hope to be able to conquer my fears and live a life that is full of meaning. I dont want to have any regrets. I want to be able to say "I cant believe I did that!" rather than "What if I had done that?" I want to inspire other people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful to have been taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ! It has richly blessed my life and brought our family closer together. I can't imagine what life would be like without it. There came a time in my life were I knew that I had to find out for myself if I really believed all that I had learned. This was during a really tough part of my life, I felt guilt for many things that I had done. I felt completely worthless. I didn't think that I was a good person and I wanted to change. I wasn't even sure that there was a God. Despite this I started to pray, and for the first time ever I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. Every day I read, and every time the most wonderful feeling came into my heart. There came a point were I could not get enough of the words within this book. My study time became longer each time. That was my favorite part of the day. But this was only the beginning of my conversion, this only opened the door. This experience along with many others built my testimony. It took along time and a lot of effort on my part but I finally knew for myself that this is the true church on the earth today. My testimony is the most valuable thing that I possess. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ is our literal brother and savior. Because of Him I have hope. I know that through Him I can overcome anything. I know that each soul is priceless and our potential is far greater than we will ever understand. We are not alone - ever. He is always there waiting for us to turn to Him. I belong to Jesus Christ. That is the most important identity I will ever have. I love Him! After all that he has done and the price he paid, how could I not? I will serve him all my days! This church makes me so happy! Anyone can receive a testimony, I promise that if you ask God, with a sincere desire to know, He will give you an answer, in His own time and in His own way.

How I live my faith

Currently I am living my faith by serving a full time mission in Alaska! I absolutely love it up here! I have met some wonderful people and have learned a lot of valuable lessons that I know will prepare me for the rest of my life. Being a missionary is just the best! It is also kind of hard sometimes. We as missionaries teach people about Jesus Christ and the love that he has for each of us and the hope that he has provided for all of those who accept him as their savior and live his teachings. We also share the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Saretta
It may be confusing to hear the term Latter-day Saint and Mormon used interchangeably. These two names refer to the same group of people. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this is our official name. Amongst ourselves we refer to each other as LDS (Latter-day Saint) for short. This is the name we prefer because this name reveals the correct name of our church and also gives better insight to what we believe. We believe that this is literally Jesus Christ's church. Members of the ancient Christian Church were called Saints. These members are former-day saints because they lived long ago. We are latter-day saints because we believe that we are living in the last days. We are called Mormons because we read and believe in the teachings contained within the Book of Mormon. "Mormon" is a nickname. The Book of Mormon has this name because an ancient prophet named Mormon compiled all of the teachings and records within this book. Just to be clear, "Mormons" prefer to be called LDS. Show more Show less