My name is Sarah and I’m 29 years old. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and raised in Utah. I’m a stay-at-home-mom and love to read, watch fun TV, run and lift weights, cook vegan food, set and achieve goals, travel, eat tart treats, and spend time with my husband and daughter. I was born in the covenant to faithful parents and come from many generations of stalwart Mormons. I was married to my husband Bryan in the SaltLakeTemple when I was 19 and he was 22. I went to BYU and graduated with a Home and Family Living Degree. In the church I’ve been a Primary teacher, Activities Committee member, Relief Society Teacher, Visiting Teaching Coordinator, and most often, a Nursery leader.
My story of supporting Ordain Women began with Bryan telling me that he no longer believed the church is true. When he told me this, I felt for the first time what it was like to not have the priesthood power in your home. I would like to give my daughter Jessie blessings and be the priesthood leader in our home, but I can’t because I’m a woman. I’ve always felt so at home, so welcome in the church. When Bryan was no longer into it, I felt left out too and I know that that is not how God wants me to feel. He wants me to feel at home, welcome, and powerful.
A friend of mine “liked” an Ordain Women post on Facebook. As soon as I saw the post I instantly felt the Spirit. I knew that the movement for women to be ordained was right. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and know that it is true. I know that supporting the Ordain Women movement is right for me to do because I feel peace when I read, study, and watch things they do. Their movement makes me want to go to church. It makes me want to “endure to the end,” and gets me excited and hopeful for the future. I know that God loves us and wants us to be equal. Ether 12:6 states: “And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.”
I have faith that women will be ordained.