What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Susan Newbold

I am a single mother of 4, I work with Special Needs Children, I work in the classroom and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 54 year old divorced mother of 4. I have two children that cam to me biologically and two that my x-husband and I adopted from the Marshall Islands. I work as a Paraprofessional Aide in Special Education. I am digilently trying to get my teaching degree and may, quite possibly, be the oldest graduate ever! I love to read, paint and watch TV (although with 3 teenagers, I don't have much time for that). If I have money, I love to shop and if I don't have money I still love to shop. I just don't get to buy much. I love children of all kinds, but I especially love the special needs child. They have away of making me feel close to my Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a in-active LDS home. I was taken to church occasionally by mother or my older sister. At age 16 I was awarkedly attempting to say my evening prayers (a first for me) when I felt the warm presence of my Heavenly Father. I knew he was listening and from that point on, I tried to learn all that I could about being a Mormon. When I was 21, I served a mission for the church and served in the San Jose/San Francisco area. This was truly a wonderful experience as it taught me to love and accept all people, Mormon or not. I truly love my Heavenly Father. He has guided me through many hardships, one of which was my seperation and divorce from my husband. This was especially hard for me and my children and without his help and the help of the members of the church, it would have been truly devestating to us. I know that my Saviour lives and that he suffered and died for me in order to give the opportunity to live with him again. I truly believe in Repentence as I have had to repent for many sins. Each time I have felt his love and forgiveness. But I think what is most remarkable, is that each time I pray I feel his never ending love for me. That feeling keeps me going through each day, good or bad.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in my "ward" library. In order for the teachers of the church to serve they will often need copies, or materials to enhance their lessons. That is where I come in. I try my best to help them with any materials they may need. In the past I have taught the children in the church and loved every minute of it, my favorite is well, all ages. Kids are simply the best!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Susan Newbold
Mormons do believe the Bible to be Holy Scripture and the word of God. We believe the Book of Mormon to be a "companion" to the Bible and also to be the word of God. Unfortunately, the Bible has been translated so many times that many valuable meanings have been lost in the translation. Mormons believe that, through the power of revelation, many of the meanings were restored through a latter-day prophet (just like the prophets of old receieved revelation). The Book of Mormon takes nothing away from the Bible, but enhances and validifies it. It supports all of the teachings and principles taught in the Bible. Together, the Bible and the Book of Mormon serve as a powerful witness of God and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less