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Hi I'm Susie

I live in Washington D.C. I teach high school to inner-city students. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life and I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My hobbies include: blogging, playing sports, singing, running, traveling, reading, watching movies, dancing, visiting historical sites, and spending time with friends and family. I love teaching! I teach high school social studies to inner-city students. It has been extremely challenging but very rewarding. I love sharing with them my love for history; hoping to inspire them to love and value history as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From a young age I have felt the Lord's love for me and for His children. When I was a teenager, I came to a realization that I needed to know if the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true; apart from my parents and friends. One day as I read the Book of Mormon, I felt an overwhelming confirmation that the words that I read were true. I felt happiness, peace, love, and a desire to be more like the Savior. I knelt down and prayed and the Lord witnessed to me that the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. Since that time, I have continued to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that God continues to reveal his will for us through a living prophet; just like he did in Biblical times. I know that God has a plan for us as families and as individuals. I know that God wants us to be happy and to find a fulness of joy. This comes from living his commandments and coming to know Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I believe that the doctrines taught in the Bible and the Book of Mormon are from God. As I have lived those teachings, my life has still been difficult but I know that I can rely on my Savior and His atonement. These eternal truths have allowed me to "press forward with a asteadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." (2 Nephi 31:20) I know this is true. I know God lives. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, as is the Bible. I know that there is a prophet of God on the earth today, President Thomas S. Monson. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that he is my Savior. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's Church restored to the earth again. Because I know this, I am happy. Truly happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church and church events on a regular basis. In the church we have opportunities to serve in our local congregations. Recently, I served on a council of young adults that organized scripture study (Bible and Book of Mormon) on weeknights. As part of this council, we organized activities for young adults to take part in so that they could strengthen their understanding and love for the scriptures. In addition, I am assigned to visit two women in my congregation monthly. In the church we call this "visiting teaching." Its purpose is to create friendships and to edify and uplift women in the church, reminding them of basic truths taught in the Church. Lastly, I try to share my faith openly with others not of our faith by being and "Example of the Believers." I want everyone to find out--for themselves--if the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. As you pray and study, I know everyone can come to a knowledge of these things through a witness of the Holy Ghost.