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Hi I'm Sarah

I searched as a teenager for something to belong to and then I found it, it was all around me. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Sarah, I was baptised in 2002 when I was 18. I served a mission for the church in the Iowa Des Moines Mission Spanish speaking from 2005-2007. I was married in the Mesa Temple to my wonderful husband. I'm working as a Nurse at a local prison which is very difficult but I have a lot of chances to prove myself and give an example to many people of the eachings of Christ and how to live a gospel centered life. I love my life!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I searched for a long time for something. I always felt like something was missing. We had a running joke when I was a teenager, my friends would ask "What religion are you this week Sarah?". I knew of the church from people at school but I wasn't given a very good example of the church from them so I didn't like the church. It wasn't until my last year of high school that I really started to notice the things that the Mormon kids were doing on the weekends and how they acted,dressed,talked and just the feeling by being around them. You could tell in their eyes that they had something good. My best friend was reading the Book of Mormon and would tell me different things she learned. Everything she said would make sense and just feel right. Eventually she asked me to go to a meeting with the missionaries and I found my place. I was invited to pray about the church and baptism, which I did, but the feeling that came over me when I was invited made me cry which I played off that I was holding back a sneeze. The sister missionaries went on with the lesson but one of them stopped and told me that she didn't want to down play my sneeze but that she really felt that I had been touched by the spirit when they asked me to pray and that I should really think about that feeling and remember it. Everything I learned just filled all of the emptyness I had been feelling and gave me so much hope for the future. After 6 weeks of lessons I was baptised and I've never looked back. The changes that I made and continue to make are not easy. It's quite difficult for me to remember to read my scriptures and say my prayers but I know without a doubt that this is the Church of Jesus Christ and I've had to learn that over many years and many experiences. My family isn't always supportive of my choices even after so many years of being in the church but I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and I know that no matter what I can always rely on him and my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Although I served a mission and learned to talk to people about the church, I really think that providing a good example is the best way to learn. I'm not perfect but I try to lead by example and show people what it's like to live a Christ-centered life, that yeah it's hard but life is supposed to be hard otherwise it wouldn't be worth it. In my church I teach the little children and it's difficult to put important lessons into a 5 minute lesson but they learn so quickly and have such tender hearts that it's so importnat for them to learn these things plus this is preparing me for when I have children and have to teach them. They are so cute!!!

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Sarah
The money that we pay for tithing is only 10% of our incomes. Its not alot of money, I'm sure we spend that in a week at fast food restaurants. All of that money goes to pay for our church buildings, temples, books, music, education and much more. No money is spent paying a clergy or other officers of the church, we all donate our time to those positions. With each of us taking a small piece of the financial responsibility of the church, it works and we aren't over burdened with high expenses. Thats why we are so strong, we work together for the greater good of the church. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Sarah
Everyone can see all of the things that are happening around the world, wickedness, natural disasters, it's just better to be prepared then not be. I know it sounds really old fashioned but it really helps. One time in church we were asked to put 3 gallons of water in our cars for emergencies, so I did, thinking the water is going to go bad before I ever have to use it. Then a couple of weeks later the hot water heater went out at my house and the water got shut off. I woke up to this and thought to myself how am I supposed to get cleaned up so that I can go to work? Then I remembered the water in my car, I was able to get cleaned up and look presentable at work having lost no time. It's sounds like something silly but those 3 gallons of water really helped me feel better about the day and instilled me that importance of being prepared. Show more Show less