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Hi I'm Susana

I am Spanish-American, a dancer, an aspiring teacher and I'm a Mormon

About Me

My name is Susana. I attend Brigham Young University and I am studying to be a Dual Immersion Elementary teacher. I just returned from serving an LDS mission in Bahia Blanca, Argentina and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I enjoy to read good books, make good food, go dancing, and travel the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be. I have seen the blessings that come from following the commandments of God. Being a Mormon or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints isn't just being a member of a church, it is a way of life. I am a Mormon because I know its true. I know that Joseph Smith was visited by our Heavenly Father and by Jesus Christ. I have read The Book of Mormon, I have prayed about it and I know it is is true. Being a Mormon has helped me make certain standards in my life that make life not only easier to live through, but also fun and fruitful. I know who I am and I know why we are here. I continue to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ because I find peace and love in it. I know there is a plan for each one of us and the gospel helps us know our purpose in this life. The gospel answers all of life's questions. Why am I a Mormon?...it's because "I know!"

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith everyday where ever I am. I try to live what I believe and to be a friend to everyone. I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I want to become more like my Savior Jesus Christ.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Susana
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints considers both the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon as the word of God. The Holy Bible is a sacred holy record for all Christianity. The bible is the word of God and it contains the testimonies of holy men of our Heavenly Father and of the atonement of His son Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible and Book of Mormon go hand in hand and support each other and prove witness of Jesus the Christ and his divinity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Susana
Mormon's or Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints not only help their members, but also anyone who is in need of help. The gospel is centered on service and helping others. We can learn from Jesus Christs example of helping others, of serving those in need. It can be taking a batch of cookies to a neighbor, to helping tsunami victims and victims of war and family deaths. Members of the church are in disposition to help anyone who is need of help and in need of love.  Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Susana
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the official and correct name of the church. We believe in Jesus Christ as the Song of God, and he is the central figure in all of our worship. It is by his name that we are and want to be known by. However, we are frequently called Mormons becuase it is a nickname we have been given because we believe in the Book of Mormon as the word of God. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Susana
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really did live and that he is the Son of God. The Book of Mormon contains the writings of ancient prophets that lived in the Americas before, during, and after the ministry of Jesus Christ. Some of the many prophets mentioned in the Book of Mormon are Lehi, Mosiah, Alma, Helamen, etc. God called prophets among the inhabitants of the Americas who left Jerusalem around 600 B.C. by commandment of God. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father's plan for His children and the mission of his son Jesus Christ. It records the appearance of Christ after His Resurrection, the gospel and the Church formed by Jesus among them. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon is named after Mormon, one of the last of the ancient prophets before the destruction of the civilization. Those who read The Book of Mormon and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true, I've done it, and I know with a surety that It is the world of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Susana
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe in God, the eternal Father and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is one in purpose with the Father and the Son, but it is a separate being. The Holy Ghost does not have a body of flesh and bones that the Father and the Son have. It is a personage of Spirit and it dwells in each one of us. He is a teacher, a guide to help those who possess it be comforted and guided to chose the right. The special mission of the Holy Ghost is to testify of the Father and the Son, to reveal the truth and to comfort us. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Susana
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has more than a 100 temples around the world. Before the dedication of the temple, member and non members are allowed to enter the temple see what a temple is like. However, after the dedication of the Temple, only baptized members who have been found qualified and prepared are allowed to enter a temple. Visitors are welcome to visit the temple grounds. In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and to help them return to God. Also, members participate in ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ in this life. What is done in the Temple isn't secret, but it is sacred and so it isn't talked about outside the Temple. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Susana
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes and knows that after death, our spirits go to the spirit world. Those who chose to obey God on earth and follow his commandments live in a state of happiness and rest from our past troubles and care. In the spirit world the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to those who did not have the opportunities to hear it while on earth and to those who would have accepted it if they were given the chance. We remain in the spirit world until we receive God's final judgement which comes after we are resurrected. Little children who die before the age of accountability, age eight, die with no sins and go straight to the state of happiness and peace. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Susana
The Church of Jesus Christ opposes abortion and counsels its members not to perform an abortion except when the life of the mother is seriously endangered. We believe that families can be together forever and that each person has a plan and purpose to come to this earth. Performing an abortion is taking away the life of an innocent soul. God is the only one who has the right and power to give and take life away, performing an abortion goes against the natural laws of God. Show more Show less