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Hi I'm Saige

I love God. I'm from Utah. I'm a college student. I'm a sister. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love God. I love my family. Those are the most important things to me. I lost my mom to inflammatory breast cancer when I was 14 years old, and now I'm the 3rd out of 12 kids in a blended family. I love acting, ballroom dancing, singing, playing instruments (oboe/sax/piano), reading, hiking, learning, Camp Kesem, running, and boys. ;) I earned my Associates Degree while I was in high school, and am almost finished with my Bachelor's degree at BYU in Family Studies!!! Right now I am serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission from January 2017 to July 2018. The theme or goal of my mission is to love like Christ... whether it be to friends and family, to strangers, to those who love Christ, or to those who don't know Him yet. "Pure Christ-like love flowing from true righteousness can change the world." - Jeffery R. Holland. I hope each day I can become more like the person who God wants me to become. In the future, I hope to continue to serve God and create of my family on my own. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS. Life wasn't too hard, but then my mom got cancer. This trial blessed me to understand why the gospel is important and increase my strength and testimony in God. My motto through my mom's cancer and the other parts of my crazy life has been to "Always Have Hope" and to remember that I'm "Never Alone". Well, its because of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I have my hope. It got to the point where I could NOT do it on my own.. but luckily I found that I didn't have to. Some period after my mom died my bishop asked me to try to go to the temple, so I did. While I was waiting, I opened up the Book of Mormon to Mosiah 24 where it talks about the people of Alma having to carry these terribly heavy burdens. They couldn't even pray without being punished. But, after keeping a silent prayer in their hearts, God said to them, "And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions." And it hit me in a way that it never had before as I thought about my bondage. God wasn't going to take MY burdens away... he wasn't going to give me my mom back.... or make the pain disappear... or destroy cancer from happening ever again. But, he knew better than anyone what I was going through! He could give me strength and hope to be able to bear the terrible burdens, too much for me alone, that I had to face. I just needed to trust in Him. After that, I learned to deeply love God and seek after Him more. I found myself praying and studying with more intent. And I could feel His love, in my deepest despair when I turned to look up. I love God with all my heart! He is my hope. He is my strength. He is my joy.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I live my faith is with my decision to serve an LDS mission. As part of this mission I give up 1.5 years of my life to be spent completely loving, serving, and teaching people about Jesus Christ and his atonement. Everything we teach helps them to develop faith in Christ, repentance unto Christ, baptism following Christ, and enduring the the end with Christ. We teach people how to access the atonement of Jesus Christ in their own lives. It is so incredible!! I try to live the principles I teach by reading the scriptures, pondering, praying, and repenting daily. I try to use forgiveness in my life to strengthen relationships. I also live my faith by leading with my personal example for an effort to live at a standard of righteousness. My favorite way to live my faith is by serving others, because I know that serving others is the best way that I can better understand people and love them. I live my faith by sharing what I believe and know with whoever will listen.