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Hi I'm Suzanne Banuelos Woods

I lived for eleven years overseas in Switzerland. I raised four children to be successful, productive citizens. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a former Catholic from California who lived in Europe for 11 years. Being blessed with a sufficient knowledge of the German language, I hope to use this knowledge to serve a formal mission for the Lord. Although I have been blessed with 3 Church-active children, I desire to further God's kingdom even more. My hobbies are straightforward: I want to obtain as much knowledge as possible. It has always been fun to take college classes and learn new skills at my place of employment (Walmart). Also, I enjoy classic, science-fiction reading, like Ray Bradbury and George Orwell. Right now, I am starting an online business to help finance my son's mission and help with other expenses. Money is tight but the Lord has taken care of my family well and we have never gone without. I know He will keep us safe.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of two compelling factors in my life: I want to live the truth, for instance, keeping the Word of Wisdom, and the guidance of the Holy Ghost, who led me to the Church. The warm and assuring guidance of the Holy Ghost has always led me to the truth. He has shown the right choice in staying away from transgression and even helped me find the right choice in my school exams and homework. Many years ago, as I was investigating the Church, I was walking down my street, I literally heard the Holy Ghost's calm, reassuring words: "Join this Church." He has kept me solid in my faith, even amid scoffing and scorning, disapproval and confusion.

How I live my faith

Of course, in the almost 40 years since I have converted to Mormonism, I have had many callings, all of which have been my favorites. In every single calling, I have heavily relied on the guidance of the Holy Ghost. As I prayed for His presence, I know He has elevated me in my various callings to be the best teacher, disciple, and neighbor I could possibly be.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Suzanne Banuelos Woods
I want to share my personal experience of paying 10% of my income (tithing). I was a struggling single mother with three small children, only a high school education and receiving no child support. To add to the financial stress, I was living on the very expensive West Coast, but I always paid my tithing. The Lord blessed me; my children and I had a warm comfortable apartment, my old clunker always got me back and forth to work, food was plentiful and I found a job that kept us afloat. During this time and ever since, I could not afford not to pay my tithing. Read Malachi 3 where the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour down blessings on those who heed His law of tithing. Nobody can afford not to pay tithing. Show more Show less