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Hi I'm Suzanne

I have a great life. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am married and the mother of nine children. My husband and I had six and then later adopted three older children from China. I am a volunteer for Love Without Boundaries Foundation, which helps orphaned children in China. I play the cello and I also own a five octave set of handbells which I teach in my home. I have a degree in psychology. I have a busy and fulfilling life!!

Why I am a Mormon

 I come from several generations of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was raised in a very active LDS home with committed and good parents who taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ through word and action. I have an obedient spirit, with a desire to do what is right. Though I did want to follow what I had been taught, as a teenager, I reached a point where I wanted to be able to know for myself of the truth, especially of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I did believe it was true, but I wanted to know it. In the final chapter of this book, there is a promise that after we read the book, we should pray and ask if it is true and we can know by the power of the Holy Ghost that it is true. At different points in my life I tried out this promise. First as a teenager, later as a young mother. Though I grew in experience and knowledge over the years, I didn't feel that I had received that testimony of it's truthfulness that I desired. When I was 38, I decided to try again. I decided that I would fast and pray for this confirmation to me of the truth. I decided I would fast everySunday until I received it. It took about two months. There were times I would pray, thinking it would be a good time for it to happen, but it happened when I didn't expect it, one morning as I read in the Book of Mormon in Alma chapter 32. I knew it was true. After that day, I could say it for myself. This knowledge is precious to me. Because I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and it testifies of Jesus Christ, I know he is real. I also know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, because if the book is true, then everything he did and taught is too. It is the foundation of my testimony of the truthfulness of the Church. I am so blessed to have this church, this belief, this knowledge, this way of life to help me in my struggles in life. Because of the things I have been taught and believe to be true, I can have a measure of happiness in my life on earth, despite the struggles, and then hope of a better place after this life.

How I live my faith

 I share my talent by working with the nine year old girls, to teach them skills in cooking and sewing. I am what is called a visiting teacher, which means that I have responsibility to check in and visit with three ladies each month. We visit and have a short gospel message. Another activity I have participated in in the past is family history work, which I also enjoy. In April 2011, I participated in the orchestra by playing the cello for a beautiful musical drama entitled "Savior of the World". Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is much more than attending church in Sunday...it is a way of life, a way of thinking, a desire to live close to my Heavenly Father, to keep His commandments, to live with integrity and to help others.