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Hi I'm Susan

I've been a dancer, a full-time mum and a school teacher. Now I teach aerobics part-time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, all I wanted to do was dance. I dreamed of someday dancing on the famous stages of the world and I worked hard to achieve that dream. Well, fame and fortune didn't come my way but luckily the gospel of Jesus Christ did. I was surprised to find greater joy and satisfaction as a full-time mum than in any performance that I could have given on the stage. I've always enjoyed learning and later studied to become a school teacher. When my marriage broke up, I was grateful to have the means to support my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending another church and learned the Bible stories as a child. I thought I knew them pretty well. Then as a young woman I started a new job and noticed something different about a work colleague. It was hard to define so I started asking questions. She told me that she was a Mormon and she knew the Gospel was true. Just that. No persuasive arguments, No clever ideas. She just knew it was true. I started to read the Book of Mormon more to prove her wrong than anything. Only it didn't. The more I read, the more I realized that she was right. It is what it claims to be. Another testament of Jesus Christ. A witness of his love for all his children, no matter where they live or from what lineage they are descended. I am a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and I know that the Gospel is indeed true.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the centre of my life. I love to read the scriptures and learn of the Saviour's life and teachings but as it says in James 2:26 'faith without works is dead'. We have no paid clergy in the church so can be asked to do many things. For me, that has meant helping people with their Family History for the past few years. It hasn't really felt like service as I have enjoyed it so much. Now I have been asked to lead the women of my local ward and I look forward to working with these wonderful women as we grow together in the Gospel. Part of the wonder of being a member of this church is that you never know where you will be asked to serve next. So if i am asked to teach the children or organize activities for the teenagers I will be happy to do it. I believe how we serve is much more important than where we serve.