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Hi I'm Sue

I sing, play & listen to music. I love to learn & help others learn. I love being a mom & a grandma! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family & enjoy spending time with them. We love to watch movies, play games, go camping and barbecue. I also like to scrapbook, calligraphy, cook and sew. I recently graduated from college and I am preparing to attend graduate school. I love to learn, so I enjoy reading and studying about history, philosophy, politics, raising children, religion, and leadership principles. My parents divorced when I was 13, so having a happy marriage was very important to me. I married my sweetheart 30 years ago. He is my best friend.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and became a member when I turned 8 years old. I have studied my faith and have sincerely wanted to know more about other faiths all my life. I have always been the kind of person that asks the question "Why?" and didn't stop until I found out the answer, even with my own religion. I have tremendous respect for anyone who strives to live their chosen faith, no matter what that faith might be. Because I like to learn, helping others to learn makes me happy too. So, when people ask me questions about my faith, I am happy to share what I know with them without trying to "sell" it to them. If they don't agree or don't believe it doesn't hurt my feelings or offend me at all. Although I have always been Mormon, I too became converted. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that my prayers are heard and answered by a loving, interested, personal Savior. I have felt his love and know that he knows me and will help me. I have chosen to be in this church because its teachings bring me peace. The organizations within the church help me be a better wife, mother and individual. They help me to teach my children to be decent and kind. As a woman, I am respected, supported and empowered by my membership in this church.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in our church. I have taught just about every age group. For the past 5 years I have gone to Girl's Camp as a leader. It is so much fun, and I look forward to it every year. I love music. I have enjoyed the opportunities I have had to teach young children to sing and to perform with my family during meetings and activities. My church family is a big part of my life. I have lived away from my siblings and parents since my early 20s and my church family has been a tremendous support for me and my family. I have wonderful friends that are like adopted members of my family because of our association as members of the church.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Sue
Mormon's perform proxy baptisms in the temples because we believe that baptism is an essential ordinance for salvation. It does not seem just for salvation to be denied to someone because they were not born at the right time, or in the right place. And God is just. God loves all people and has provided a way for all to be saved in His kingdom. Since a body must be immersed as part of the ordinance, those who have died can be baptized by someone standing in their place. This does not force the deceased person to accept the ordinance - it just makes it possible for them to accept the ordinance. These baptisms are performed in the temples because all proxy ordinances necessary for salvation are performed in the temples. Baptism for the living are usually performed in meetinghouses (chapels). Show more Show less