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Hi I'm Sunitha

I grew up in India. I'm a mum of 3. I'm a Doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church when I was nine years old in India. My entire family was baptized on that day along with my grandparents and other extended family. We formed one of the first branches of the church in our city in India. I am a medical doctor and enjoy my work. I am a mother of three beautiful children. I love to read, watch bollywood movies and go on hikes with my family. I love to travel and my favorite holiday is any place with a warm beach. Our family enjoys experiencing new cities and countries and family activities together. My husband and I grew up in international families that have experienced 16 countries and speak 18 languages.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was nine years old with my family and my grandparents in India and formed one of the first branches in our country. In the beginning even though I did not understand everything about the church, it just felt right and I felt good when I went to church. As I got older I began to understand more and my testimony about the truthfulness of the gospel became stronger. As we served each other within a small congregation, we strengthened each other through spiritual, social and sports activities. The teachings of the church help me understand and then remember what is truly important about life, and how this life is only a part of a much broader plan that Heavenly Father has for my family and all of us as His children. This understanding helps me as I try to balance time with my family, work with amazing people in my career as a physician, and serve and associate with amazing people in my church responsibilities. This helps me as I try to become a better person and help others around me. I also marvel at the growth of the church in India, and the strength that gospel principles and standards give to young people in India that are struggling to adjust to educational and employment opportunities. We continue to remain in close contact with many friends and see how my family's early experiences compare to today's strength and growth of the church. Most important, I find that as I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life, and teach my children to do the same, I am better able to deal with natural challenges of life and become more caring, loving, forgiving, patient and unselfish.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith In our local congregation I had the opportunity to teach and associate regularly with youth between the ages of 12 and 18. I enjoyed learning about their personal, professional and spiritual goals, and helping them as they make important life decisions and confront sometimes difficult circumstances. As I spent time with them and tried to help them it helped me raise my own children and tried to understand the pressures that they face in their daily life. The best way I think I live my faith in Jesus Christ is to help others. It is what Jesus Himself devoted His earthly ministry to. I now have the opportunity to lead the nursery (children 18 months to 3 years) Their simple faith in the matters of the Gospel leads me to seek a closer relationship with the Lord.