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Hi I'm Susannah

I grew up in Utah. I'm a student of Comparative Literature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student of Comparative Literature at university. I love to read, and I am especially interested in literature written in different languages. I also love to paint. I study visual arts along with Comparative Literature. My favorite activities are usually family based, or outdoor recreational. I love to play soccer, go hiking, camping and biking, and I feel most at peace when out of doors.

Why I am a Mormon

As a student of literature, I have found truth in many places, and many languages. As I have searched for truth I have found that it has a dual nature. Truth is simplistic in its pureness, and simultaneously complex in its doctrine. I love searching for truth because I know that my search will be never ending, I know that as I search and ponder meanings, I will learn precept upon precept and continue to know and progress all throughout my life, and--I believe--in the life to come. I often feel that people search for hard answers simply because they are tired of contemplating truth, but I do not believe that this is good, or in the nature of truth. I believe that God is the author of all truth, and I believe that his truth can be found in many different religions. I do however, believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only completely true religion established on the earth today. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, as believed and taught by the LDS Church provides simplistic pure truth in its doctrine, but at the same time, I know that I must continually study its doctrines in order to understand them more as time progresses. I could never believe in a cut and dry standard that does not take into account the complexities of God, of truth, and of life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to continue seeking for truth as well as to know what my purpose is here on earth. I am a daughter of God who loves me, and the more I learn about my divine nature, the better prepared I am to serve others. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I actively participate in my current religious community or ward. I spend most of my time getting to know the sisters in my ward, so that I can help and offer assistance to them when they are in need, as well as for my own benefit (I like to have friends:). I love to participate because it keeps me aware of service activities, both through my church and outside of it. I find that it is so much easier to help others when you are aware of their needs, and the organizational aspects of my church really enable me to be more service oriented.