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Hi I'm Sulet

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and a soon to be full-time missionary..

About Me

My husband and I have been married for almost 39 years. We have seven children and seventeen grandchildren. We love to get together as a family and look for any occasion to do so. I especially love it when they come home to visit. I love to work, play, cook, bake, organize, run, garden and especially enjoy these activities with my grandchildren. Many memories have been made as we have spent times together with our children in supporting them in their various talents, teams, hopes, dreams, disappointments and celebrations. We look forward to enjoying these events with our grandchildren. An important principle in our family we have adhered to is honoring the Sabbath day. We feel the peace and assurance that comes as we worship together and keep it holy. Our greatest blessing is knowing that our family can be together forever and we invite all families to come unto Christ and His restored gospel and have that same joyous promise.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a into a member home and when I was six years old, my parents and five other families were asked to open a branch. I attended that branch and for the next twelve years or so I watched my parents and other faithful members do all they could to build that little branch into what is now the biggest ward in the stake. I remember vividly the cottage meetings my parents would have in our home on Sunday afternoons. That was the basis for my foundation. At one point in my life I was teaching a class of young women and the lesson manual asked me to tell them how I came to know the Book of Mormon was true. It occurred to me that I had always believed it because my parents said it was true. I decided to "read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in my heart the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father , in the name of Christ if the book was true." Even though I did believe it to be true, as I read daily, pondered, applied its truth and asked in faith I did gain a testimony. I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true; it is another witness of Jesus Christ. I know this is the true church of Jesus Christ, that He is my Savior and He leads and guides our church through revelation to living prophets. The best reason I can give for being a Mormon is it makes me happy to know that as I learn, live and teach the principles of the gospel to my children and grandchildren I can be together with my husband, children, and grandchildren forever. I want to share this with everyone I can.

How I live my faith

We recently returned from a two year full time mission in the Philippines Manila mission. It was a magnificent experience. We loved working with these awesome missionaries and members. We found the Filipino people to be beautiful on the inside and out; we fell in love with them immediately. Shortly after our return home we accepted the call to return to the Philippines. My husband will preside over the Cauayan mission. We are excited for this wonderful opportunity. We love our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and recognize Their hand daily in our life. We are blessed with a very supportive family who love the Lord and live His gospel.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Sulet
I think one reason our Church is growing so much is that others outside our faith see the values we have and how those standards and values are becoming more and more valuable in raising families and strengthen marriages. I think many people are looking for a faith that will sustain and protect them in these trying times around us. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Sulet
 Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today and I am reading his biography. I recommend it to everyone. It is fabulous. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sulet
Mormon women are awesome! Brigham Young a former prophet of our Church said, "Mormon women can do it all, they just have to do it in sequence." I truly believe that statement. We are love our husband, our children and put an huge amount of time into teaching our families to be good people. We love to help our neighbors and friends and we love life and we love to have good clean fun! Yes Mormons believe men and women are equal. We complement each other and though we have different roles, we share the same purpose and goals in life. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Sulet
Family is important to me because when it is all said and done, family is everything. Because of sealing ordinances in holy temples, our family can be forever a family. When our first little boy, who is now 33, went to first grade, my stomach was literally sick. I cried and counted the hours until he would get off the bus and return home. I missed him so much. I have often said to the kids, the first day of school is the worse day of the year for Mama because I will miss you so much while you are gone. Then one late summer as I was contemplating this traumatic event approaching once again, I had a thought that impacted my life. The thought was, "How would you like to have this feeling for eternity?" The thought itself was so upsetting that it led me to reflect on how critical and significant the sealing ordinances of the temple are. But also how imperative it is for me to love and care for my family and teach them all they need to know to be worthy to receive that same ordinance in their life some day with a beautiful companion. I am grateful for that little experience that reinforced how much more important family is to me. Show more Show less