Sarah is a member at the North Campus, along with her husband, Jason. They have two children.
Brief Testimony of Conversion and Present Relationship With the Lord
I was raised in the church. My mom tells a story of when I was maybe 3 years old coming into her bedroom in the middle the night and telling her I wanted to ask Jesus into my heart. We went to a very conservative Baptist church, and I was active in the youth group and taught Sunday school. I went to a Bible camp every year from fifth grade through the end of my senior year. When I was about 14, one of the speakers at chapel one evening spoke about committing your life to Christ. Not just saying you do because you’ve grown up in the church, but really making the choice to follow him. I rededicated my life to Christ that night and have been walking with him ever since. I attend a women’s Bible study that is filled with dedicated Christian women and is an amazing accountability group. My husband, Jason, and I do family devotions most nights of the week with our girls.
Bethlehem Ministry Experience
I was previously organizing the meal ministry with Kathy Pals. Jason and I have been involved in the young marrieds Sunday School class for five years. I have been volunteering in the children’s ministry for about the same amount of time. This year, we started volunteering in the 9am Sunday School class for Grades 3–6. I also help out by making goodies for the Women’s Conference in the Spring.
Expression of Desire to Fill the Office of Deacon
I am interested in this position because it allows me to use the gifts God has given me. I love to cook and bake, I love to help others, and I love to take care of people. I feel strongly that the church can be the hands and feet of God during trying times. Sometimes those trying times are positive (birth of a baby, an adoption, etc.) and sometimes they can be negative (a death in the family, a diagnosis, etc.). Either way, they are from the Lord. Tangible blessings from the church body can help carry people through, and when they look back they are struck with God’s faithfulness in providing for their needs.