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Hi I'm Sarah-Krystyne Eakle

I've been a dancer since I was 2. I work with the youth in my community, and I'm a crisis counselor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've grown up being very active in dance, gymnastics, singing and theater. I love entertaining others, and making friends wherever I go. I'm a member of the Northern Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. I know every life matters, not only because I read it in the scriptures, but because I see the worth and potential in every person I meet. Because bullying is a problem that increases the rate of suicide, I've begun educating the youth in my area that bullying isn't okay. I run an annual fundraiser for the local high school - Dancing with the Bear River Stars - and I love watching the students make friends with other students they wouldn't normally; watching them learn a new talent is just an added benefit! Though I've gone to school for both Cosmetology and Dance, I still haven't decided exactly what I want to be when I grow up. I do know that whatever it is, I want to help others in understanding their worth and purpose here on this earth. I am currently serving a mission for the church in Houston, Texas. I truly love it, and am so grateful I decided to serve a full time mission. Because of serving I know that my discipleship is settled, and that everything I do from here on out will be for the Lord. Though I have a long time to decide, I know I eventually want to start a family of my own, and teach them about the wonderful blessings that come from living the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

Something I get asked a lot when religion is brought up in conversation is 'Were you born into Mormonism?'. My answer has gradually developed and become more bold. The answer is yes, I was born into a Mormon household. My mom and dad were very good about teaching me and my brother and sister about the gospel, and answering all of our questions from "Where did we come from before" to "Where are we going when we die", but like everyone, we all have to make a choice sooner or later. That point came when I was 14 years old. It's when I started studying for myself. I remember reading and praying earnestly for an answer to the Book of Mormon. I remember the feeling of the Holy Ghost entering my heart and confirming again and again that the things in the Book of Mormon were true. I knew that anything that brought the Spirit so strongly into my life had to be from God. I believe that though I was born into the church, I am a convert. The choice to be 'a Mormon' can sometimes be difficult. The world does nothing to help us live high standards. But those high standards keep us safe and protected, helps us find answers we need, helps us find immortality and eternal life, and, above all, helps us keep the Savior in our lives and leads us back to our Father in Heaven. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by inviting everyone to come unto Christ, and learn more about Him, and His teachings. I know because I'm serving a full-time mission it makes it a little easier, since that is what I do everyday. But truly I feel that because I'm serving I am able to find unique ways to share my beliefs. One of which is by simply being an example, the other is by lifting and reaching out to those I see, and ask how they are doing. It sounds a little cheesy, but I've found more friends, and shared Christ's love with more of God's children since I've done those couple things. I believe that faith isn't just a belief, it's truly a principle of action. So how better a way than genuinely being concerned for others, and trying your hardest to follow Christ's perfect example in all you do? It's not always the most easy to reach out to others and to be out of your comfort zone, but it is the most rewarding thing you could possibly do.