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Hi I'm Sue

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, but I don't view it as "Sin City." It's just home for our family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a remarkable man, a mother to four great children, and a grandmother to six exquisitely perfect grandchildren! I reside in famous Las Vegas, but live a normal life doing normal things. (People have actually asked us which hotel we live in!) I love to read and have belonged to a book group for thirteen years. I also like to make quilts and do cross stitch. I taught English at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) for nine years and my personal "curse" is that I go through life proofreading the world! (You'd be surprised how many spelling and punctuation errors there are on television ads, signs, billboards, etc.) I also serve as a ward missionary and work in the Las Vegas temple. My husband and I both graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA, and we make the trek to Provo to watch BYU sports as often as we can. We are "blue" through and through. Go Jimmer! I am so grateful to live in the United States, to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and to have the great family that I have. My life is rich and I am happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess the easy answer to "why I'm a Mormon" is that I was born and raised in an LDS family; however, that was just a blessing of birth and heritage. Every member of the Church has to be "converted" at some point, and my conversion came when I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA. I ended up at BYU through a series of unpredictable circumstances, and once I got there, I began to feel the need to find out for myself if the Church was true. Through my religion classes and the examples of good people in my life, I gained the desire to study and ask Heavenly Father if it was all true. I didn't have any dramatic manifestations, but I felt the Spirit testifying that I was on the right path and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I noticed that the more I kept the commandments and was worthy of having he Spirit with me, the happier I was. About that time, I met my future husband, who was at the same spiritual point in his life. Both of our families were inactive at the time, and together we set a path to go to the temple and make the gospel the anchor in our lives. We've stayed on that road together and have seen the fruits of a gospel-centered life.

How I live my faith

My faith is the beginning point of everything I do, from my first prayer when I crawl out of bed in the morning to my last prayer when I get into bed at night. In between, I spend a lot of time serving in my ward unit and in the temple here in Las Vegas. I have wonderful friends, both Mormons and non-Mormons, and I try to be an example of my beliefs as I associate with them. I study the scriptures every day and pray to be able to share the gospel with others. My knowledge that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me and my testimony that our family relationships will go on after we leave this life motivate me every day to keep the commandments so that I will be worthy of every blessing He wants to give me, according to my worthiness. My faith guides my decisions, both small and great, and I absolutely know that the more obedient I am, the happier I am. I like feeling the light of Christ in my life, and I want to be worthy to be with Him and my Heavenly Father again.