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Hi I'm Susie

I'm a medical student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am about to begin my first year of medical school. I love learning and reading new things whether it be from a classic novel, a science textbook or a news article. I also enjoy travelling; exploring the world and going on exciting adventures. I especially love exploring old cities like London and Edinburgh, bustling and energetic, yet so steeped in history. I'm also a bit of an adrenaline junkie as I love "scary" theme park rides and high ropes courses. Sometimes I'm an artist, I don't draw as often as I should but I do love painting and drawing, especially portraits. I'm a big reader as previously mentioned and my favourite books include The Lord of the Rings, The Great Gatsby, Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre. I'm happily a nerd and I love discussing nerdy things with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church. My parents, grandparents and siblings are all active members of the Church. However I still had to find out for myself if the Church was true. I always taught from being a child the principles of the gospel and accepted them as fact, yet there comes an age in one's teenage years where you must question if what your family has taught you is actually true. I did not have a single revelationary moment where it hit me like lightning that the Church was true. It came slowly, piece by piece as I studied the scriptures for myself. I read the Book of Mormon properly for the first time when I was thirteen, I felt such joy reading it and this was the start of my true testimony of the truthfulness of this church. From that time I started reading the scriptures everyday, I never stopped, my testimony grew slowly with every verse I pondered and it is still growing now. A lot of my testimony can also be attributed to my learning of the power of prayers. I began to realise that God was always there for me and loved me no matter what I did. He cares about what I care about, even the smallest things. He always answers my questions, even if not always in the way I expect! I have experienced so much joy from the gospel and it has definitely helped me through my life so far. I love the comfort of knowing where I came from, my purpose here on Earth and most importantly knowing that I will be with my loved ones even after this life on Earth comes to an end. I cannot explain how grateful I am for the blessings I receive from being a member of this Church and I hope that I can share the message of the gospel with others, so that they may feel the happiness and comfort that I feel by being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith primarily by reading the scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father each and every day. These simple acts are the foundation of my faith. I attend 3 hours of church every Sunday, early-morning scripture study classes during the school-week and other activities for Young Single Adults. My calling is to be the Young Single Adult representative for my ward. I'm also assigned to visit other women in their homes and I have women assigned to visit me and this forms a great support network. I keep my body healthy by avoiding alcohol and drugs and dress modestly to respect myself. I strive to keep all the commandments God has given me but I know I am not perfect and I am blessed and humbled to know that I can repent of my mistakes and that I can be forgiven by God through the atonement of his son Jesus Christ. I know that because we have a loving Father in Heaven I can constantly aim to improve and better myself so that I may live with him one day.