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Hi I'm Susan

I love to sing, play soccer, and eat blueberries, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California with my parents, older sister and younger brother. I went to college in Oklahoma and got a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Just before my senior year, I went on a mission for the LDS church to London. When I got home, I started dating a wonderful man and we got married later that year. We have 3 great kids and I LOVE being a mom!!! Sometimes things are hard, but I know that God is in my life and he helps me get through my stresses and all the uncertainty of life. I love to sing, run, play soccer, spend time with my family and play games with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have read the Book of Mormon several times. I have learned the doctrines of the Mormon church and compared them with teachings from the Bible. I have prayed to God to know if the Mormon church is the true church of God on the earth and the Lord has answered my prayers. I am grateful that my parents met missionaries from the Mormon church when they were young adults and joined the church. I am also grateful that my parents taught me the things they know to be true, but they wanted me to learn for myself. I know that there is truth in all churches and faiths, but I know that anyone who takes the time to learn the doctrines of the LDS/Mormon church will recognize shared truths as well as truths that clarify and complete doctrines taught in other faiths. I know that God loves all his children and if you seek truth through diligent prayer and study, the Lord will answer your prayers. He has answered my prayers about the Book of Mormon, personal questions, and anything I ask about. It's never been a vision, but it has been a feeling that I know came from my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life. I strive to think about and learn about Jesus Christ and his gospel every day through prayer, scripture study and good music. Everything we put in our minds has an effect on us so I try to make sure that I fill my mind and my time with positive things that bring me closer to Christ. I love singing songs to my son that teach him about Jesus and to be a good person. I have had many opportunities to serve in the LDS/Mormon church. I have been a music conductor as well as taught the nursery children (ages 1 1/2-3), Primary children (ages 8-9), and Sunday School classes for adults. I also visit other women from church at least once a month to share a spiritual message and build closer friendships. It is wonderful that we are asked to encourage and help each other so that the responsibility of watching over the people is not only on one person. I am grateful for people who have helped me when I had my baby or when I was sick or having a hard time with something. Service is one of the greatest ways to feel God's love

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Susan
How do you get to know about anyone? It takes time, effort, and two-way communication. When I meet a new person, the first things I get to know are their name, where they are from and other basic information. Then, as I spend more time with that person in different situations I see how they react, what they think and what they like to do. The first thing to know about Heavenly Father is that he is father and that he loves us. We are created in his image- as taught in Genesis. He wants us to be happy and he has given us commandments to guide our choices. BUT knowing that is not enough. We must pray to him and our prayers cannot be repetitive and without meaning. If I call my friend and say the same thing to her every time I talk to her, we will never get much closer. But I pray and tell about my day, thank the Lord for the blessings he has given me and ask questions- then LISTEN and wait. It takes time- years... a lifetime... the more time we spend with the Lord, the more we will come to know Him - just like we would with any person. Show more Show less