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Hi I'm Sarah

I attend college and am majoring in Applied Mathematics. I hope to finish this coming spring.

About Me

I am an energetic person. I am young, and I hope to do many things with my life. I am working right now on an Applied Mathematics degree. I will graduate next year. This summer I will be going to Saudi Arabia to teach private lessons for piano. I look up to Mark Twain. He was an author, a land surveyor, a sailor, among other things. Like him, I want to do many things or in other words have "many mid-life crises."

Why I am a Mormon

As a daughter of Mormons, I was baptized and confirmed at 8 years old. I know it is important to follow Christ's example by being baptized. At 8, I was ready to be baptized, because of my faith in Jesus Christ and my desire to follow Christ. My Grandpa baptized me in warm water. It was very quick. I held my nose and just was immersed for a few seconds. When I came out I felt very peaceful, and pure as my sins had just been washed away literally, and I felt happy. I didn't know why I felt this way, until my Grandma asked me at my baptism, "How do you feel?" I told her "I feel really pure and good." She said that this feeling is the Holy Ghost. After my baptism, my Dad confirmed me, or gave me the gift of the Holy Ghost so the Holy Ghost can be with me always as my friend, helper, and constant companion. Today, I love the Holy Ghost, and am prompted of things, by a warm peaceful feeling in my heart of things I can do to live the gospel. As I follow Christ, the Spirit is with me and I feel peace, when I hear truth. I have received peace from during difficult trials. The great thing about Christ is that through Him our burden can be light. He says "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me...for my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:29-30). Christ can give us strength no matter how challenging a trial. He has done that time and time again for me. This is because Christ suffered for our afflictions in the Garden of Gethsemane. He know our pain, and wants us to overcome.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day, as I read the words of ancient and living prophets. Currently I am preparing for "General Conference", which is a semiannual world-wide broadcast from Salt Lake featuring President Thomas S. Monson, and his counselors, and the twelve apostles. Also "General Conference" features music by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This conference is broadcast into 93 different languages. Currently, I am preparing to receive personal revelation from conference by reading 2 talks a day from past conferences. I am also preparing questions for the Lord to answer as I watch conference. This year, I am privileged to be able to attend conference in person at the Salt Lake Conference Center. During conference there are 4 main sessions, and also a separate session for the men and women. Each conference session is 2 hours. I am so excited for conference!!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Sarah
This question is answered in Doctrine and Covenants 137: 7-10, which is written by the first Mormon prophet since the Restoration of the Gospel; Joseph Smith. These verses are recorded by Joseph Smith from one of his visions. 7 Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me, saying: All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God; 8 Also all that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who would have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom; 9 For I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts. 10 And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven. In these verses, it outlines that in all nations and places where people may never hear the gospel, they can still be saved through the grace of God. God is our Father and as our Father he loves all His children and wants us all to come back to live with Him. It is through grace we are saved, but only after we accept Christ's sacrifice for us through baptism and faith on His name. Show more Show less