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Hi I'm SABrina

I'm a nerd. I'm a storyteller. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Something that is a big part of my personality is fictional stories. Whether they come from books, movies or my own head, fiction is constantly inspiring me to live my life a little differently. The new worlds the writters make for me to explore help me see my world in a new way. Seeing through the characters eyes opens my mind not only to how others might feel, but how I might be able to learn from others. Me being a nerd means that for me I can't just set the book down or turn off the tv to get out of those stories. These characters walk with me through out my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I moved out of my home in Utah up to New York. Living there has helped me learn to fight for my faith. In Utah where I lived everyone was Mormon. In New York my status as a Mormon was constantly being questioned by people I knew. "What's a Mormon?", "Are you Christian?", "How many Moms do you have?", These are just a few questions that I was asked as I made friends and met new people. Although most of the questions were easy to answer (Yes, I am christian. I only have one mom.) some were more difficult and made me have to really think on what I believed. What was my testimony? Did I really know why I was Mormon? Growing up in the church, I had never really known any other beliefs. Did I have a right to call myself a member if I didn't really understand the doctrine my church was teaching? This question haunted me as I went through middle school. Luckily for me I moved pretty close to Palmyra NY. For those who don't know, Palmyra is where the Sacred Grove is and where the Book of Mormon was found and translated by Joseph Smith, and later published. I had many opportunities to go to these historical sites with my youth group. Being close to the same age as when Joseph Smith started out his journey helped me to see not only that the church was true, but that I didn't need to know everything. His story helped me see that God would guide me if I kept seeking to know the truth, and his testimony helped me build a foundation for my own. Its been years since I was that uncertain little girl and I still don't know everything. I will never understand or know all that the Lord does in this life, but I know enough. I have a strong testimony of this church and its doctrine. I completely believe in the words of Joseph Smith and know that he is a true prophet called of God in his time to bring back the restoration of the Gospel. I am so grateful for the example of Jesus Christ and his Atonement.

How I live my faith

When we talk about service I think we mostly focus on the big acts or miracles. I have noticed, however, that the small daily acts of kindness can have just as much an effect on peoples lives. I think this is the best way I live my faith. Being kind to a sibling, giving a sincere compliment, or listening to a friend in distress are all examples of following Christ. When I focus on the everyday service I can give to others it is easier for me to feel joy in living the Gospel.