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Hi I'm Susan

I from a small town in Texas. I love to learn new languages. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So I'm a lover of Latin Languages. I love to learn the transformation of Latin to the 5 languages we have today. I love to read Latin American Literature. I majored in Spanish and International Studies. I learn Portuguese when I went to Brazil during my Senior year in college. I love to play sports such as: Softball,Volleyball, Frisbee, anything outdoors just about. I love to chill with friends and just talk with a nice hot cocoa in hand (winter time) Diet Coke (all year round). I plan on going to grad school. One day in my life. I'm pretty much an awesome person :)! And I love meeting new people who are amazing as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I converted to the church September 28,2008 while I was attending a university in Texas. I had taken a cultural anthropology course and we briefly touched base on Mormonism. It was strange, I thought to myself, who the heck believes in 3 heavens. Then after that course I didn't think much on the faith or religion to that matter. At that point in my life I had chosen to be an Agnostic. To believe in people, that there is good in them. And if there is a God, Great! If not, then that's fine too. I didn't think of it too much. I would rather live my life as a good person. All that changed when I was going to get coffee one day and ran into the Elders. They asked for my number and I gave it to them, reluctantly. However 5 grueling months later, I was baptized as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.There was however a brief moment before I was baptized that I wanted nothing more to do with the church, or the elders, or anyone of that faith for that matter. I had been in fights with my friends because my standards were changing. I thought to myself, it's not worth it to lose my friends who I love dearly. I told the missionaries I was through, and wanted nothing more to do with the church. However the Lord had other plans (plans which you see I could not mess with, cause his were greater). What made me realized that I needed this gospel wasn't the people, or the nice things they did. I felt already that I was a good person, however what made me know 100% sure that I needed it, is that I became closer to Christ, to my Heavenly Father, and in tune with the Spirit and the choices in my life, how they were influenced. I felt lost for a week that I had chosen to delete the gospel from my life. After that week I knew more than anything that I wanted this as a part of my life. I was baptized 2 weeks after that. Like I said, I'm giving this church a year, and that year still isn't up, 3.5 years later.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first off by following the commandments the Lord has set for me. Many who are not of my faith find these to be restrictions. I find them to be guidelines to happiness. I have a fun calling in my local ward. I am a Teacher for one of our classes. Once a month I teach on a lesson for that week to the sisters of the church. I love this calling, one because I get to teach, which I love doing! But two I learn so much more when I teach. It scares me at times cause I wonder if I am doing it right, what if I teach someone wrong, or what if what I am teaching I don't have faith in. However each time I teach I know that the Holy Spirit is with me, and using me as a tool to teach others. This calling has given me so much strength and patience for myself. I am able to see the beauty in truly teaching what you believe. I also do visiting teaching, which is once a month I meet with two sisters of my ward. I have a companion that goes with me. This month was great! We talked about being strong for each other and preparing ourselves to be good sisters, wives and such. We aren't married, but one day we will be and it helps having another girl to talk to about stuff we worry about. Which let's face it, girls stress over about the littlest things, which makes Visiting teaching nice, cause you have someone whose there that cares and is there to talk to you. I feel humbled by the experiences Heavenly Father gives me, they are daily opportunities to help me improve as a person and as a sister.

What is being a Mormon like?

Susan
Being a Mormon is fun! It's not easy to be honest. There are trials, that you have to over come to get to another step. One thing that I love about the LDS faith is that there is a temporal portion of Heaven here. The temple. Being LDS isn't easy as I said, but there are goals. For example, to enter into the temple one must be worthy, just being LDS doesn't cut it. You have to be willing to follow the commandments of the Lord, to be active and attend church. It gives purpose in following through with what you have to do. No offense to anyone or anything, however when you have only heaven to think of, that thought can be far away, however when you have a goal of a temple to get to and you want to be there, it helps cause you see blessings from the commandments you choose to follow. So in some ways it's easy cause if you know what you want you'll do it. however in some ways it's hard. It's like a diet sometimes. you know what you want, and if you follow it it's easy however there are times that you don't cause it's easier to not stick through it. Then you gain weight and that's no fun, kinda like gaining sin, no fun either. So being Mormon is fun, hard, rewarding, challenging all at once! I love it and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm glad the Elders stuck with me. This has made my life amazing! Just amazing! Show more Show less