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Hi I'm Sarah

I live in a small town in Idaho. I'm a wife and mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I were married at nineteen and have never regretted marrying so young. I am now attending school and find that it is something that I really enjoy. I am a mom to four children. I had my babies young and am enjoying watching them grow up and I'm hopefully teaching them along the way. I love music but do not have any musical abilities. I think that can describe many people. I believe music has the ability to change a person for good or bad, depending on what is listened to. I love to run. I've just finished my first marathon, my biggest race to date. I plan on doing many, many more. My favorite book is Jane Eyre. If I could be one character out of any novel, it would be her but with more of a sense of humor-she wasn't very funny! I love to laugh and have fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My parents had a loving but very difficult marriage. Through them I was taught the importance of keeping the covenants we have made with the Lord through baptism and through the temple ordinances. Despite their difficulties, they always clung to the promises they made with each other and with the Lord. It wasn't until I was older and married myself that I was able to recognize the example they set for me. Because of them, I have a marriage that is strong and is rooted in the gospel. Just recently, I feel that my faith has been tested. One day as I was thinking about the trial I was facing and if my faith would be strong enough. I felt strongly that while I may not have all the answers in life, the gospel is something that I feel in my soul. I know it is true because of the way I feel deep inside. The doubts and uncertainty I was facing didn't matter anymore because I realized that my testimony comes from the very basic teachings of the gospel. I know that it is right and true without having to know everything. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that through the restoration, His church is back on the earth. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet and that he speaks to us the things the Lord would have us hear. I know that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who gave His son to atone for not only me but for the whole world. I know that through Jesus Christ, I am comforted, strengthened and given peace.

How I live my faith

I live in an area that has a high concentration of LDS people. It's sometimes difficult to feel like you really make a difference from your faith in a community like this. However, through visiting with others and with friends, I have found that the example set by myself and those around me makes the biggest difference. I am able to work with the Cub Scouts and I love learning from them. They are kind to each other and are willing to help each other out despite their differences. Through our meetings, I am able to share my testimony and hopefully help them to have a desire to be good examples to those around them no matter where they are.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sarah
Missionary work is voluntary but highly encouraged through out the church. We are taught from a young age to go on missions to serve the Lord and to bring about His purpose of gathering His people. However, you can decide to not serve a mission and still be strong member of the gospel. There are many reasons and circumstances that affect the decision of whether or not to serve. My father and my husband did not serve missions and have been wonderful, righteous men. My husband and I talk to our children with their future mission in mind. We talk about what they will do after they go, where they want to serve, what they will be teaching and the importance of missionary work. We teach our children to desire to go on a mission. They have their agency, but we hope that they choose to go and serve the Lord. Show more Show less