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Hi I'm Sarah

I live in Utah, I love anything outdoors, I love teaching, swimming, I am called to Italy to serve. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a Lifeguard, a Water Safety Instructor (I teach swim lessons) and a certified Emergency Medical Responder. I love to swim and run, I have raced several Triathlons and 5k's--I love being active, especially dancing! I may not be very good but I love it! Music is my life! (Good music of course... mostly Hymns haha). I love to watch the sunrise and sunset, especially while on a hike. It reminds me of what a beautiful Earth that our Father in Heaven has blessed us with. I love rain, snow, sunshine, any type of weather. Though Fall is my favorite! Not too hot sweater weather with GORGEOUS scenery. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Lord, training in the MTC until February when I head to Italy! I have a younger sister, a younger brother, an older sister, and my loving Mom and Dad! They each have several siblings which blessed me with a lot of incredible cousins! Family parties are a mix of chaos and laughter. I love it! I have a special someone currently serving a mission, and although I do miss him incredibly, I know he is doing the Lord's work and is doing his very best. And I hope to do my very best as I serve these next 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

To put it plainly and simply: Through reading and pondering the Book of Mormon, praying fervently to my Heavenly Father, and attending church regularly, I have felt the witness of the Holy Ghost testify to me the truth of this Restored Gospel. As I was born into this faith, I did lean on the testimony and teachings of my parents for a long time, it wasn't until high school that I could with a surety say that I KNEW this Church was true. It definitely is true, now and forever. And because of this knowledge I have truly been blessed with, I am serving a mission so I can share with others this great truth, the truth that we can live with our families for literally forever, that we can eventually become like God and live in His presence. I love this Church, and I know that it's not just for me, or just for some people, it's literally for EVERYONE.

How I live my faith

I currently have the amazing opportunity to be serving as a full time missionary of the Lord. Many hours of the day I am studying, praying, learning the language, and practice teaching investigators. I am not perfect, nor am I an absolutely amazing missionary, but I have felt the Spirit speak through me as I teach and as I try to learn the beautiful language of Italy. I strive each day to live worthily, in heart and mind, to be able to rightfully represent Jesus Christ as I preach the Gospel.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Sarah
As a Mormon missionary, I love this question! I may be very new at being a missionary, but I definitely know why I am here. I am here to help others come unto Christ (Moroni 10:32), to understand why Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for us all, what the Atonement is, and why Heavenly Father allowed it to happen. I am here so others may know where they come from, why they are here, and where they go after this mortal life. I am not saying or claiming to know all doctrine or every answer to every question. But I do know, that in times of need, the Lord has been there for me. Through fervent prayer, I have felt the love of God--many others have too--and I know that this Church is the only completely true Church on the Earth. And I know without a doubt that the Lord will answer the sincere prayers of His children. I know this with all my heart, and have dedicated 18 months of my life at 19 years old to the Lord. I don't get paid to be here, and I don't get to go to college until I am finished, and my family only hears from me once a week via email. But so far, this has been the best decision of my life. That is why I am here. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Sarah
Well, to explain simply... the missionaries themselves. Sisters pay for 18 months, and Elders pay for 24 months. Of course, family and friends can pitch in if wanted and on the tithing slip for the ward there are two rows, one says, "General Missionary," and the other says, "Ward Missionary." And members can choose if they want to donate funds towards either of those. Show more Show less