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Hi I'm Sue

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Sue. I'm a wife, a mother, and a speech/language pathologist. I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, and reading. I love life and I'm thankful for it.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lived on this earth as the perfect Son of God. I know He suffered and died for each and every one of us, so that we might be resurrected and live again with our families. I am a Mormon so that I may worship my Savior and my Heavenly Father in absolute fulness by participating in essential sacred ordinances such as Baptism and the Sacrament, which have been restored by the Lord in this time. I know that we are so blessed to have received these ordinances and much more through revelation from God. I am thankful to live in a time when a living Prophet is here upon the earth, and that the Heavens are not closed, that there still are many things that God wants us to know now. I know God lives, loves us, and blesses us. I know that partaking of the Sacrament each Sunday is pleasing to Him, and doing so helps me to try to become better as I repent and try to more fully keep His commandments. I am a Mormon so I can show gratitude to my Savior for the many blessings He has given me, such as my life, my family, my health, my opportunities, and Eternal Life! I try hard to do what is right to show my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for all my blessings.

How I live my faith

One way that I live my faith is by teaching the children in our congregation each Sunday. I love to be with them and teach them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to supplement the teachings that they receive at home from their parents. I also try to help others whenever possible, visiting sick or elderly folks, or taking meals into those who are in need. I try to share my faith with those around me so they can recognize and enjoy the blessings of Christ's Gospel as well. I feel such peace and joy as a result of having the Gospel in my life and trying hard to live it. I want my friends and family to experience this peace and joy also. It makes all the difference in my life.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

It is possible for each of us to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. If I didn't have a firm conviction of this, I would have been devastated last year when both my parents passed away within two months of each other. They had been our next door neighbors for fifteen years. Mom had a stroke and was gone shortly afterwards. Dad could not go on without her, and failed fast, went into a coma, and passed away peacefully eight weeks later. Because of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that they live today, that they are together, and that they are happy. I know that I will be reunited with them after my life ends on earth. I know that my husband, son, daughter, brothers, cousins, and all my other relatives from generation to generation can live together after this life in happiness. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes this possible, and our Savior's loving Atonement makes this a reality. This is why we have Temples. It is there that we are sealed together for time and all eternity, if we are worthy. This is why family is so important to Mormons, and why we try so hard to live together in love, serving each other as we go, helping each other keep the commandments and do what's right. I love my family with all my heart, and desire with all my heart to stay worthy to live with them forever. Show more Show less