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Hi I'm Susie

I was born and raised in Provo, Utah and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fourth of six children, three boys and three girls - if you've ever seen the Brady Bunch then you can imagine what my family is like, I happen to be Jan. I am currently attending College with an undeclared major. I like to run but I don't like to get in shape in order to run, it's a difficult relationship. I love to read books, in fact I would say that I am addicted to reading which I am currently trying to fix by reading in moderation. I love to interact with kids, which made me think I'd like to be a teacher but then I was a preschool teacher for a week, and I decided I didn't like to teach. I love the kids but teaching is not my calling in life. Random fact about me - If I go to a restaurant I will almost always order a Bacon Burger with Steak Fries. I know what I like, I guess you could say I'm an all American girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into the church. As I have grown older I have realized that just because I was born into something doesn't necessarily mean that I am part of it, I have to find my own reasons for being a part of the church. I am converted daily, it is a life long process of conversion in this church. I have not had a profound moment when I KNEW this church is true, this knowledge has come to me piece by piece, day after day through small things that happen to me. I know that this church is guided and lead by a living and true prophet of God. I know that the church was restored by Joseph Smith, and that it continues today to grow and thrive throughout the world. I know that I can live with my Heavenly Father again, if I but do his will and follow his commandments and the words of His prophets and seers today. I know that I can be with my Family forever, and that perhaps is the greatest gift given to man in the History of the world. The way back to our Heavenly Father is simple and sure, all I have to do is stay on the path and take on step at a time. It is by the small everyday acts, and the true desires of our hearts that will lead us to salvation and eternal life. I know these things to be true. I do not doubt it. Being a member of this church is everything to me, it is my purpose and my reason to continue on each and everyday. This church is true happiness, that is accessible to anyone who dares take it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. The distractions of the world are so abundant that I have to live day by day, focus on the small moments and the small victories. I am finding that the smaller things in life are the harder things to overcome or accomplish. In my ward I am a Visiting Teaching Supervisor - where I check on other women in my ward to see of they have visited their assigned people for that particular month. I love to visit teach the women in my ward, I enjoy the fellowshipping that occurs and the bonds that are made. Visiting teaching is my own personal form of Missionary work that I get to take part in. I live my faith by the words I speak, by the actions I perform, and by the people I come in contact to.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Susie
We perform proxy baptisms in our temples so that we may perform this saving ordinance for our dead. Those who died without knowledge of the gospel and never had the chance to accept it or those who weren't ready for the gospel and didn't accept it in their life time, will have to the chance in the spirit world to learn of the gospel and accept it. We provide the opportunity for our dead by doing these proxy baptisms which they can either accept or decline in the spirit world. We are providing our dead the opportunities that were never afforded them in life, we are giving them the tools that will help them obtain eternal life. Show more Show less