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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Tooele, Utah, I am going to school to become a social worker, I love anything to do with music, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been a lover of music. I love to listen to it and I love to make it. I can currently play five different instruments including the piano, organ, guitar, ukulele, and viola. I have been in an orchestra for six years and have played with many professionals. I even won a huge award with my school from Disneyland. It was a moment I will never forget. I also love to dance, especially ballroom. I have also been in several competitions with it and have done really well. Although I love music so much I don't want to make a career out of it. I am really interested in helping other people and want to become a social worker that specializes in mental health. I think it will be a great way to make an impact on the world and a good way to see that what I'm doing is making a difference.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I was once a little kid, just like the ones that I now teach. A few people think that by being raised in the LDS church I was essentially "brainwashed" into it. But, I don't think that is true. I was taught the gospel from a young age and it has really helped me to be a better, stronger person. And just because I was raised in the church doesn't mean that I never doubted anything that I was being taught, that I didn't have times where I struggled to know what was true. In fact, there was one specific time during my high school years where I was taking a really in depth world history class. One of the assignments was to learn about the being of each religion such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, the Shinto religion, and many more. After seeing how these many religions came to be I really wondered what made my religion special. What made the Church of Latter Day Saints special? It took a lot of praying and questioning. I would read the scriptures and go to church. Finally the time came called General Conference, when we listen to our prophet and apostles speak. I listened with real intent, trying to help me find an answer to my questions. It wasn't until one apostle said "doubt your doubts, before you doubt your faith." It hit me like a thunder bolt. I realized that I needed to have more faith in the gospel. I realized that I did have a testimony and that all I needed to do was to strengthen it. To believe that God has a plan and that although we may not know everything we need to here on Earth, that He will still provide for us and take care of us. He loves us. I knew then that this is the only true church. The other religions have pieces of truth in them, but ours is the only complete gospel. I am so thankful that I was not only raised, but have chosen and continued to be, a member of this amazing church.

How I live my faith

Throughout my experience with the church I have had multiple ways to serve it. While I was still in high school I was made a leader over other girls my age. I would befriend them, talk to them, and even help plan activities that we would do together. Over the years we became a close group of friends. Also while I was in high school I was able to share my love of music by being the organist for our church. I would get to play the music every Sunday, so I know a lot of our church songs really well. It helped strengthen my love for the many church songs that we have and how it can really bring the Spirit and make the meeting feel special. I am currently serving as a teacher to kids around the age of two to three. I take them to their class and some days I get to teach them a lesson. It's so amazing to get to see what these little kids know, even though they are so young. They can definitely be a handful sometimes but they love to come to church and I love being able to help them learn the basics of the gospel.