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Hi I'm Sue

My greatest joy comes from serving others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 55 year old widow and a recent convert (January 2014). I would describe myself as a survivor of many tragedies and life challenges who is finding a way to turn those experiences into a way to help others. I lost my mother to suicide when I was 9, my youngest brother in a plane accident at age 22, my father to cancer at age 70, and my husband on Easter Sunday 2013. My only remaining sibling was just diagnosed with malignant melanoma. My faith brings me peace. I know that I will be reunited with my family in the afterlife. Many miracles have occurred since my baptism in January. In the process of selling my home recently, I discovered a book containing family genealogy on my dad's side that goes back several generations. I had never seen it before and have no idea how it got to my house. While entering this information on FamilySearch.org, I discovered that all of the temple ordinances have been done on my paternal grandfather's branch going back several generations. Imagine what a blessing this has been to me! This past week, I received a letter from a 15-year-old who was the recipient of some of my late husbands organs/tissues when he passed away. This young person described how his donation has blessed their life. As a result of sharing this letter with others, many people who were undecided have made the choice to register themselves as organ donors. I hope and pray that the light of Christ will shine through me so that others may find the same joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I love that the family unit is always at the center of the Mormon faith. Families actually spend time together, studying the Gospel, doing service projects, and reserving Monday evenings for time at home together. Strong family values are taught and being restored in our society. Many of our young men and women choose to serve an 18-24 month mission away from home after graduating high school. These are some of our finest youth, who will become our future leaders. We believe in eternal families. We do not spend time spreading negative propaganda about other faiths. We do not have paid clergy. I have been to church at many different Christian denominations and the Mormon faith is the complete picture for me. The real deal. It connects all the dots. If you are not a member and you want to know more about the church, you are always invited with open arms. The Mormon.org website contains accurate information about who we are, and what we believe. There are many anti-Mormon sites on the internet. If you want to know if what we believe is true, first find out the truth about our faith, and then ask God in prayer. I did. And I got my answer. I don't just believe, I KNOW.

How I live my faith

I have recently been assigned to teach a class on the topic of coping with depression. This is such a blessing. Throughout my own battle with depression it has been my goal and dream to someday use my experience to help others. God has answered my prayers! (again)