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Hi I'm Suzanne L. McAllister

I grew up in So. California. I studied at Brigham Young University, got married and am a happily married mother of six.

About Me

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a granddaughter, and niece. Oh yes, I have recently become a mother-on-law! I enjoy reading, music, art, cooking to a non-picky audience, and learning new things. I have moved around a lot and enjoy friendships from many parts of the United States and Japan. I served a mission in Japan and married a teacher's assistant in one of my BYU Japanese classes. I graduated at BYU in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Math. I taught only one year in Japan before starting my real career as a mother. My greatest achievement and ongoing endeavor is raising my children. I love being a Mormon mom.

Why I am a Mormon

Long before I was born, my ancestors were taught, through missionaries, the Gospel of Jesus Christ in these the latter days. They accepted the restored gospel and were baptized as members of this church. They raised their families in this faith and I am a proud descendant of their decision. But, I haven't just accepted this without the soul searching and studying of it for myself. I believe that Christ's true church was restored after it being absent from the world for a long period of time. I believe that you cannot get authority for Godly things from a University or worldly ways. It must come through God. I have chosen to live as a Mormon because I believe that it is Christ's Church on the earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by obedience to the laws of God. I still believe in the 10 commandments. I believe Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy is one area where people forget to stop their busy lives and take the Sabbath Day to worship God and rest from their work. It's rejuvenating and essential to put things into perspective. I have spent most of my adult life working with the youth. I love teaching these young people gospel principles, going to camp with the girls, having activities that are fun, educational, spiritual and meaningful. I feel like I have so many daughters that are not biologically mine. I currently teach the 14 and 15 year old girls and I LOVE it. I love being part of a worldwide Women's organization whose purpose is to give relief. I love being around these women of great faith and service. They are an example to me and have given me encouragement and comfort when I have needed it. They give me opportunities to serve which helps me to grow. I have a strong belief that our time here on earth is a place of learning. We don't just learn in classes. We learn through the experiences that are placed before us every day. We learn from the choices that we make. We learn through friends and non-friends. We learn through prayer and through listening to the Spirit that whispers to our hearts. We are here to learn and we must learn. And while we are still learning, we are obligated to teach. I believe I am a daughter of God. I believe in our Savior Jesus Christ. I recently adopted a phrase that I heard this past Christmas that we don't just celebrate that Christ was born, but we celebrate WHY He came. He came to teach us by example, He came to take upon the sins of the World. He came to make it possible for us to repent and be cleansed from our sins. He came to Glorify God.