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Hi I'm Sariah

Small town raised in the city of Laie. Adopted Alaskan. Serving in the Oregon Salem Mission. Im a Mormon!

About Me

A few of my passions narrowed down consist of: playing volleyball, shopping, spending time with my family, volleyball, watching movies, eating sushi, makeup, and of course.....more volleyball! I graduated in 2012 from the one and only Wasilla High School located in Wasilla, Alaska! Previously, I attended Kahuku High in Hawaii UNTIL my family decided to make a drastic change from paradise to just....ice. Growing up in Hawaii I cherished the morals that were taught. Culture, Tradition, and Respect meant everything! When we moved to Alaska, I quickly found that God had a separate purpose for my family in a different part of the world. Despite all the foreign snow and icey lakes, my family soon found that we were given an opportunity to stand out. After High School I decided to attend the BEST Universityy, the University of Utah. GO UTES!!! I also attended Salt Lake Community College where I had the opportunity to play volleyball. In these years, I experienced a lot more than what I bargained. Many ups and downs, but because God is great, I was able to find myself and finally make the decision to serve The Lord as a full time missionary. This has been the greatest decision I have ever made for myself, and I will never regret it!!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon....well, I grew up Mormon...but when I left to go to College, it was the first time I had to make a lot of decisions on my own. At home, going to church wasnt a choice. I went with my parents not even thinking about it. All of a sudden Im 19 yrs old with my friends on a Saturday night and I could actually choose if I wanted to go the next day or not. I unfortunately chose the latter...After I had piled up all the wrong decisions possible, there was a day I decided to analyze myself. I wasnt happy anymore. I put aside a lot of counsel and advice from family because of pride and denial. I burnt a LOT of bridges. I thought my family wouldnt want me again. I prayed and asked for a second chance. He heard me! The next week my mom flew to visit me as a surprise. We hadnt talked for over a year! After many tears and a lot of much needed "mom advice" I decided I needed to rebuild what my parents had instilled in me. Except this time, I had to do it for ME. It took a couple more years for me to get my act together, but as I steadily re-engaged in the environment of the gospel, I felt again what I had been missing for a while. The Doctrine of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches that God is a merciful God. Even when we hurt the ones who love us, when we think we have fallen so far away that He cant love us anymore. He still does. Thats why I am a Mormon. I do not believe in an egotistical, or vengeful God. A loving Heavenly Father gives ALL his children second chances. Especially to the imperfect ones like me :)

How I live my faith

As of right now, I am a full time Missionary for the Church. How do I live this calling? Mainly by finding and inviting EVERYONE to listen to the "good news". Which is that our loving Father in Heaven has restored His TRUE church through a prophet. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. As a missionary, I share this with those who may not know of this message yet. Only because through knowing and being a part of Christ's true church, we can all better know how to return to live with Him. Best part is that I get to do it in the Spanish Language ;)