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Hi I'm Suzy

I'm the founder of a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa. I have 5 children, but many more in Africa fondly call me mother.

About Me

I have a passion for soccer! I love to play, coach and watch my children play. In 2009 I took the first American girls soccer team to Uganda, Africa and while there met a 15 year old orphan boy. After climbing impossible mountains, with God's help my husband and I were able to adopt him. He has been home for one year. Although we have had many challenges, I've learned to rely on God in a way that I never had before my son's adoption. I also have 4 other biological children who keep me busy. I try to give them all opportunities to serve others and bring the world to them through working with refugees in our local community. In 2009 I made a promise to a man in a refugee camp that I wouldn't forget him or his people's suffering. He was living in horrid conditions and he pleaded with me to help spread the word of their suffering. That promise led me to start a foundation (African Promise Foundation) that benefits women and children in this man's community. Along with my friends and family's help, we have been successful in providing income to hundreds of women, putting orphans in school and taking groups of Americans to serve in Uganda. God has blessed me with the knowledge of why I was put on this earth. I wasn't put here to decorate my house, obsess over my looks, or to keep up with the Jones'. God put me here to bless the lives of others. Knowing this has given me a purpose to do what God wants me to. Focusing on others has brought me true peace and joy!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon often means I am misunderstood. There is a lot of incorrect information out there regarding my beliefs. To be simple, I am a Mormon because being a member of this church falls in line with the morals and values I want my children to learn. I don't feel so alone in teaching my kids right from wrong because they constantly have the love and support of the church members and leaders too. Being a Mormon inspires me to do things that bring me closer to God. Some may see it as restrictive, but I don't view it that way. Having 5 kids in a liberal school system has been a challenge. There are days I literally feel like no one else out there believes in good language, abstaining from sex until marriage, or avoiding pornography. Knowing that the church endorses my values means I have constant support.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith rather than talk about it. I want people to come to know Christ through me. The best way I can do this is through action.