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Hi I'm Su Roper

I am from Recife, Brazil . I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I came from Recife, Brazil. Because I have a great love for languages and cultures, I decided to attend college in a related field, so I graduated in Linguistics (with a double major: Portuguese and English). After my graduation, I came to USA, seeking to learn more about the Americans and improve my fluency in this beautiful language. Here, I met a wonderful man who I got married to and we had 3 wonderful kids (a set of seven year-old twins: a boy and girl), and a adorable 4 year-old boy). We love spending time with our family, traveling (especially) to Brazil. Besides being a full-time mom, I am a Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness Consultant.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 17 years old when I decided to be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. Even though I had been taught of the gospel of Jesus Christ before, I didn't have a truly understand of Its doctrine and I felt empty, like if something was missing. By the good example of my best friend's family who were members of the church, I had the chance to see that the gospel had more than what I had. I decided to listen to the missionaries discussions, which brought a lot of light to my understanding and answers to my questions. When I met with the missionaries, I felt the Spirit of the Lord like I had never experienced before, I knew that message was true and I could do nothing but follow the truth. With my mom approval I was baptized in 1989, the same day my best friend, Susana, was. It was a unique experience that I really treasure it. Although I had that initial testimony, the surety of the knowledge of the truth came day by day after my baptism by attending daily scriptures study with the other young men and women. It was praying on my knees and asking my Heavenly Father to give me spiritual experience through which I would have an immovable testimony of the Savior's love and his true church. I am really grateful for having that testimony in my life.

How I live my faith

Since I was baptized, I had the opportunity to serve the Lord in several ways. I had the chance to teach the gospel to women in church, visit them in their home, monthly, to assure their physical and spiritual well-being, I served as a Family History specialist for many years, helping families to connect with their ancestors and strengthen their family relationships. I had the blessing to work with the children of the church, which helped me to understand the love the Savior has for little kids. Because of my certainty that this Gospel was true, I wanted to share to other people, so I decided to serve as a full-time missionary, which gave me the chance to do several service projects to many communities, help families to find the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and make eternal friends. Currently, I am part of a committee that helps plan and execute meaningful activities that will help the women of the church to increase their testimony of the gospel and draw closer to the Lord, to their families and to their sisters. By serving others in the church and in our communities I have found peace and I have come to understand the true meaning of Jesus words: " ...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."