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Hi I'm Sierra!

I teach English and History, love trying and learning new things, coach cross country, adore my family, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hi! My name is Sierra and I teach English and History to 8th and 9th grade students. I also coach a high school cross country team and love staying active. My faith is central to my life. With God's help, I work to become a better person, to uplift others, and to overcome my own weaknesses and trials. I am the oldest of four children and absolutely love my family. We've moved all over the US and even the world together and are very close. Even when travel, school, and missions have separated us, it's been such a comfort to know that through the gospel of Jesus Christ we can be a family forever--we are never really separated. Just over a year ago, my husband, Chris, and I were sealed in the holy temple, married for eternity. It is one of the greatest strengths and blessings in my life to know that as we live the gospel we will be happier, our love will be stronger, and our family will never end. Some things I love are meeting new people, languages--I know English, Russian, some Norwegian, and some Spanish, the outdoors--especially hiking and skiing, reading, writing, singing, trying new things, and just being happy! I also love the gospel of Jesus Christ--it's my life and helps me every single day.

Why I am a Mormon

Nothing makes me happier than the gospel of Jesus Christ! I am a Mormon because there is nothing else I could be--through my prayers, studies, and especially my experiences, I know it is the true gospel of Christ and each day increases my testimony. I love Heavenly Father and My Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to be just like them. I am trying to live my life to become like them by following the path led by Jesus.  As a teenager, I thought the gospel was so restrictive. As I've grown though, I've come to realize that it offers the greatest freedom. Through the gospel, I am free to have a clear conscience, free to feel peace, free to gain answers from God, free to truly love others, free to grow, free to learn who I really am, and free to become my very best self. When I wasn't living the gospel I remember always feeling a sort of emptiness within me. I'd try to cover it up by laughing and having fun, but in the end of the day it was there. In contrast, as I've lived the gospel I feel full. Even when times are difficult, I feel peace. I know what my life is for and who I am. I know I am a daughter of God and am never alone. The gospel brings my life purpose and meaning. I know the gospel is true along with the Book of Mormon, the prophets, the Atonement, and the knowledge that God loves and knows each of us perfectly.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by making it my life. Every day I try to do things that will help me to be closer to God. I study the holy scriptures, pray often--trying to really open my heart and feelings to God and know what he would have me do, and attend church meetings. I also look for opportunities to serve others and make them smile. I try to always remember that the best way to serve Jesus Christ is by showing love to and helping others.