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Hi I'm Sara

I am from Bountiful, Utah. I am a 2x tennis state champion. I am a fast food lover. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play tennis. I am also a lover of music-singing and playing the guitar is one of my favorite things to do. I was very involved in student leadership in high school and got to travel the country as a representative of Utah student councils. I have a nephew that I adore- he is two and keeps us all busy! I just finished my freshman year at Brigham Young University and now I am headed to Portland, Oregon for 18 months to serve as a missionary. I have been so blessed and now I can't wait to give back by serving!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. I have been so incredibly blessed by them, and this church helps me show them my gratitude. This church brings me so much joy. I truly cannot imagine my life without it. It brings me comfort in hard times and guidance when I don't know where to turn. I am so grateful for the knowledge that my family, who I love so much, can be together forever. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know that it is the word of God. I am so grateful to be a part of a church that has a living prophet. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. I am forever grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for His sacrifice. I know that because of Him I can return to live with my Heavenly Father. This church is so personal- I have been able to come to know for myself of its truth. I know that Heavenly Father loves His children. To me, the knowledge that I am a daughter of God is priceless. I want everyone to have this knowledge, and that is why I want to be a missionary. In short, I am a Mormon because it brings me more joy than anything else. I can't wait to share this joy with others.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving others. Nothing brings me more joy than knowing I helped someone else feel Heavenly Father's love. In my student ward, I was in charge of our end of year dinner. I loved this calling because it allowed me to provide a place for everyone to get together and reminisce about the great year we had and the love that we have for each other. I am about to leave on a mission for the LDS Church. I am excited because this is an opportunity for me to share my testimony of the gospel. It brings me so much happiness, and I want to be able to bring that joy to the people of Oregon.

What is being a Mormon like?

Sara
Being a Mormon brings my life nothing but joy. It gives me a sense of purpose and gives me support in every aspect of my life. Being a Mormon simply means that we try to come closer to Christ in everything we think, say, and do. Being a Mormon reminds me that I always have support and that I am a beloved daughter of our Heavenly Father. As weird as it may sound, I am so grateful for the commandments. It provides a sure foundation for my life and helps me to focus on what matters most. Being a Mormon has shaped every decision I have ever made for the better. My habits are positive and I live an incredibly blessed life. In this church, we focus on families and how we can strengthen and lift each other. It is comforting to know that I am never, never alone. Although I am a lot of things, my favorite title that I have is the title of being a Mormon, or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Sara
Quite frankly, how would women be able to hold the priesthood on top of everything else we do? We have the main responsibility in rearing children and in caring for those in the church, so the added responsibility of the priesthood would be difficult to bear. Heavenly Father has always selected certain people to give the Priesthood to. In ancient times, it was only given to the Levites. That didn't mean that he didn't love the other tribes of Israel just as much. It was just that they were appointed to be given the responsibility of the priesthood. The same goes for today. Men have been chosen to hold the priesthood, but that doesn't mean that God loves women any less. Women have a crucial role in relief society organization, in supporting men in their priesthood callings, and in leading in the home. Show more Show less