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Hi I'm Sue

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father, a wife, a mother of 6 (2 biological children from a previous marriage and 4 step children) and a grandmother of 12 (so far). I enjoy hiking with my dogs, tennis, kayaking, gardening, cooking, reading, and just spending time with my husband at home. I was born in the Philippines and grew up in San Diego, California. My mother passed away when I was 13 years old which made me grow up more quickly than I wanted to. I have known since I was 10 years-old that God lives and I have been in His tender care throughout my life so when I lost my Mom I had the comforting assurance that she was in a better place. I currently work in the Banking Industry as a Customer Care Representative which allows me to provide service everyday and I am so grateful for that. My husband and I have recently become "empty nesters" and we are enjoying it but are finding that life is just as busy. Being a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has allowed me to learn so much more about Heavenly Father and His plan of Salvation. I am currently serving a calling in the Stake Primary which I love and am enjoying immensely. I love to serve and am striving to be more and more like our Savior, Jesus Christ everyday. I love the Gospel. I know that our Heavenly Father lives and loves each and every one of His Children. I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us the opportunity to live again with Him and our Heavenly Father someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church by my husband who, when we met, was an inactive member who grew up in the Church. I was somewhat skeptical because the church I was attending was very anti-Mormon, but I've always kept an open mind because I felt there was still so much more to the gospel than what I knew. When we were still dating my husband told me the Joseph Smith story and I remember saying, "I can see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ doing that." My stepdaughter was also instrumental in my conversion as she would consistently invite us to fast and testimony meeting to hear her bear her testimony. I would always feel the wooing of the Spirit through her and other members' testimonies when I attended. Soon I was taking the lessons from the dear, sweet sister missionaries that I believe were angels sent from God to me. They challenged me to read the Book of Mormon and pray that I would know if it was true. I took the challenge with much trepidation, but the Spirit bore witness so strongly of the truthfulness of the gospel through the Book of Mormon that I could not deny that this was the word of God. I was baptized and have since been sealed to my husband for time and all eternity. I believe that families can be together forever and that Temples are the house of God. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has increased my faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has broadened my knowledge of Heavenly Father's plan of Salvation.

How I live my faith

In the church, I have had the privilege of teaching kids of all ages, been an assistant in organizing enrichment activities for our ward, been the secretary in our ward's women's organization, been the young women's camp director as well as served in our young women's group. I am currently serving a calling in our Children's Primary organization and love encouraging our children in the gospel. I also have the privilege and opportunity to encourage and assist 3 wonderful sisters as their visiting teacher. Outside the church, I work as a Customer Care Representative for a bank and provide service every day to our customers. My prayer and motto is that "Whatever I put my hand to do, I will do with all my might as unto the Lord." I live my faith by doing my very best to keep the commandments and serve others in love as our Savior Jesus Christ did.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Sue
Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life. In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness. The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness. While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. Show more Show less