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Hi I'm Suzanne

I'm a BYU-Idaho graduate. I'm a volunteer in orphanages. I'm Aunt Suzie. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in small town Utah. I attended BYU-Idaho and graduated with a BA in Early Childhood/Special Education. I never thought I'd go into Education as a career. But with every class I took, I became more and more fascinated with the major. I'm currently a Child Development Specialist for a Head Start program. In the middle of my college degree, I went far out of my comfort zone to move to Ecuador for a few months. I volunteered with a program that works full time in several orphanages in Ecuador. I grew up in small town Utah, so living in the capitol city of Quito, was an eye opener and I loved it! I'm living and loving my third trip to Ecuador.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. My parents' strong testimony of the gospel was a springboard for my own testimony. In high school, I came to a point I had to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true regardless of what anyone else believed. After studying the Plan of Salvation in my high school seminary class, I became determined to know for myself of the truthfulness With a mix of teen stubbornness and independence, I prayed about it. I waited for an immediate answer. I didn't feel anything. I felt neutral. I waited a little longer, but I got tired and went to bed. I wasn't satisfied with a neutral feeling so I began to study and read more. I prayed again the next night, but still felt neutral. I continued my pattern of studying more in seminary, and my prayers became more sincere, direct, and pleading for an answer. Although my answer didn't come immediately, it most surely came. Afterall, I would have never studied, or plead in prayer quite like I did if my answer had come immediately. I came to know the Plan of Salvation is true and teaches the most central truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. No doubt about it. As a teenager in high school, I was finally satisfied that my beliefs didn't revolve on my parents, friends, or anyone else. The truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ continues to ring more true each year, moment by moment.

How I live my faith

I try to do the simple things. I attend Church on Sunday. I try to say my prayers daily. I try to read and study my scriptures daily. I try to read and listen to counsel of the prophet and apostles. I try to do my best. But, when I don't do my best, I try to do better next time. That's why I'm grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ, which enables me to try a littler harder and become a little better step by step.