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Hi I'm Susannah

I'm a musician. I work in construction. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have always been a musical person- I have sung since I was a little girl and I have played the Piano for 12 years now. In high school I taught Piano lessons to elementary-aged children. Off and on for 6 years I have worked for the family construction business. I love to play Ultimate Frisbee, read books, garden with my family, try new cooking recipes, and run. I am the oldest of 3 girls and one of the first people in my family to go to college. I'm a Junior in college majoring in Elementary Education. A few months ago, I finished my mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served in the Salt Lake City Temple Square and the California Fresno missions, and I am forever changed. I found so much joy in serving the Lord Jesus Christ and reaching out to God's children through sharing His gospel. I am back at school finishing my degree, and loving every moment of continuing my discipleship of Christ throughout my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith in Jesus Christ permeates all aspects of my life; I do not think there is anything in my lifestyle that isn't affected by my love for the Savior and my desire to follow Him. Why have I chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Because I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ, and that through him, God has restored His true church to the earth again! I have read the Book of Mormon many times throughout my life, and every time I read it, the truth of its words becomes more real to me. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, to work hand-in-hand with the Bible as another testament of Jesus Christ. Something else that is very essential to my decision to be a Mormon is the beautiful doctrine of Eternal Families. Because the Priesthood or power of God to act in His name has been restored to the earth, sacred ordinances and covenants made in holy temples can seal families together so those relationships can exist after we have died. Through this, I know that my family can be together forever! I don't fear death, because I know that this is not the end, that mortality is just the beginning of my eternal existence. If I live righteously and receive all the saving ordinances that God has commanded us to have, I know I can one day live with Him and enjoy the life that He lives-eternal life. God loves His children, and He knows that we are imperfect, so He sent His son, Jesus Christ to live, suffer for our sins, pains, and sorrows, die, and to be resurrected. Through the life of Christ, we know all that is necessary that we do to live with God. Through His suffering, our sins can be forgiven if we are truly repentant. Through His resurrection, all of us will be resurrected one day. God lives! Jesus Christ lives! We are never alone in our mortal trials.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ helps me to have a desire to serve God's children. In my area congregation, I have been the class president of the Young Women's organization, choir pianist, and the president of the women's organization in my university congregation. Members of the congregation have called on me throughout my life to help with music and perform musical numbers to invite the Holy Ghost to our Sunday worship meetings.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Mormons absolutely do believe in the doctrine of grace! We believe grace to be the enabling power of God given to His children through the atonement of His only begotten son, Jesus Christ. We access this enabling power through personal righteousness, after we have done everything we can to overcome the struggles of life. Thus return to live with God again, we need to exercise true faith in Jesus Christ, which will lead us to act and perform good works. After we exercise faith and do good works, the grace of God makes up what we could not do alone. Show more Show less