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Hi I'm Sarah Lynn

I am a mother, wife & teacher. I live in Texas and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and was raised in the Mormon Church. But, for me, staying Mormon was an active choice I made. I served a mission in Costa Rica and feel so blessed to have shared the gospel with so many loving people in that country. I studied education and taught elementary school for a few years but decided to stay home with my baby girl after she was born. My husband and I have been married for six years and have lived and traveled in several different places, including Moscow, Russia, various places in Europe and currently, Texas. I love being a stay at home mother, but I also teach piano lessons and am studying to become a birth doula.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons and I attended church with them--learning the teachings of the prophets both modern and ancient and worshiping with them. I loved the spirit that I felt in those meetings and during our weekly "family home evenings" together where we studied the scriptures and they taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. We prayed together as a family and my parents taught me to pray on my own for help and guidance in my life. I decided to be baptized when I was eight years old because of the spirit I felt through prayer and at church, and the loving encouragement of my parents and church leaders. Later on in my teen years, I was challenged to read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I began a program of reading the scriptures every day and sincerely praying in the morning and the evening to gain a stronger testimony of their truthfulness. Through the difficult questions I faced in adolescence, I learned that Heavenly Father loved me and answered my prayers. I felt good when I read the scriptures and attended church and strived to be obedient to the standards. I began to feel more strongly than ever the love of God and His Son, Jesus Christ for me personally. I have prayed many times to know and feel the truthfulness of this church and it's teachings and have received a firm assurance and happiness in my life. I felt and continue to feel his mercy in my life as I use Christ's sacrifice to repent of my sins and be cleansed. I have been healed from sicknesses and given comfort in trials through the power of the priesthood blessings given. I have learned for myself that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers, He has answered mine and will answer yours. The gospel is a gospel of happiness. My life is so full as I am blessed to learn, improve and serve in ways that I never could without the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I select the music that the women in our local congregation will sing together during the final meeting. All of the women 18 and up meet together and study the scriptures and words of our living prophets. I look over the lesson and choose songs from our hymn book that correspond to the theme. I also lead the music and organize special musical performances along with teaching the women about ways they can use uplifting music in their homes. I also make birthday cards for the women and send out monthly letters to sisters who need a lift.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Sarah Lynn
It is a set of commandments that the Lord has given us to help us live healthier lives and be more able to feel His spirit. These commandments include abstaining from alcoholic beverages and black tea of any kind, abstaining from tobacco and drugs in all of their forms, avoiding strong caffeinated beverages and other addictive substances. We are also commanded to get enough sleep, exercise regularly and eat a nutritious and well-rounded diet. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Sarah Lynn
We believe in God our Heavenly Father, in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. They are three separate beings but one in purpose. We believe that man was created in God's image, that is, we look like Him. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bones that we can touch, but the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit. The scriptures teach this doctrine but the most powerful example of this can be learned through reading the testimony of Joseph Smith's First Vision. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and love us. They want all of us to be happy and to return to live with them after this life. Show more Show less