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Hi I'm Susan

I love sports, and love college. I plan on becoming a doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family moved around a lot when I was younger, and being shy didn't help me make friends. Often I felt alone and sad. I prayed for friends, or at least one real friend for three years. My prayer was answered and someone moved in who became a lifelong friend. Ever since that experience, I have broken out of my shell and made it my personal mission never to let anyone else feel left out and alone. I have met many amazing people this way, and every new friend I make strengthens my confidence. This confidence helped me be a good captain of my cross country team for three years in high school. I played all kinds of sports, and always loved it. Now that I am in college, I have had to adjust to not having a team. I have to motivate myself to workout, go to the gym, or run. I have learned a lot about myself this way. I have learned that laziness is often stronger than my drive. I have also discovered that it is way easier to never break a good habit, than to try to cheat every now and then. I love my life, and love the Lord. I don't know exactly what the future holds, but I am trusting in the Lord that He will help me know which path I should choose.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because it is the ONLY thing that gives my life stability, and brings me true joy. Other things in my life have made me happy such as friends, success, and praise, but this happiness is fleeting. I know that my Savior lives, and knows me personally. When I have been in my darkest times and hardest trials, I know he has felt the same things. He knows what I go through, my pain and hardship. I know that when I pray, someone is there listening to me. I have had prayers answered. I have felt peace wash over me in times of distress. I have felt prompted in which way to go when I had no idea.

How I live my faith

I am currently attending college far away from my home. Most of my friends are in the same situation as I am. We were split into small groups called families of 15 people since very few had family nearby. I was the "mom" of my family and organized activities. I helped those in my family when they needed help, or felt stressed. I prayed for them and thought about them often. I also was a visiting teacher, or simply a friend that watched out for certain women. I grew to love the women that I visited and became great friends. I prayed for them, and tried to help them when I could. I would not have imagined I could have connected with someone so different than I am, but I did. We all had one thing in common, our love of Christ, that made our friendship and connected us. I will have the opportunity to connect with more people as I serve a mission in Santiago, Chile! The Lord has given me everything I have, and has given me such happiness! I cannot wait to share this joy with people I meet in Chile!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Missionary service is not a requirement for being Mormon. Girls are not required to serve missions, it is entirely their choice. I personally chose to serve a mission because it is my desire, not because of any person's expectation or the Church's. I chose to serve because I want to spread the happiness I have with others. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Mormon missionaries proselyte in order to help other come unto Christ. They serve so that the people they teach can feel the peace and joy found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less