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Hi I'm Suzanne

I grew up in Utah and Arizona, the oldest of eight children in a single-parent household. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, writing, dancing, singing, piano- and organ-playing, rollerblading, stargazing, ice-skating, and camping. I am currently a university student studying English and Editing. I have lived through the divorce of my parents and, in the absence of a dad, have spent the last several years as a second mother to my young siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

If it weren't for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in my life, I likely would not have survived the darkest time of my life: my parents' divorce. With the loss of my father, for a while I felt like there was no one I could trust. Then a doctrine of the gospel that I had been taught my entire life in the Church struck me deeply: my Heavenly Father is my literal Father, and He will never let me down because He loves me, more than any earthly father could love me. In the time that I needed help and love the most, Heavenly Father comforted me and sent me peace, hope, love, and help, and He has not stopped sending me them. I can feel His love not just in how He helps me, but in the beauty of the world around me. Each person on Earth is loved by the Creator of the universe, and it's sad to me that some people don't realize that. I want to help introduce them to that life-changing love. I choose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is through the gospel doctrines and covenants and ordinances the Church teaches and holds that every person can return to live eternally with their Father in Heaven, who loves them with an infinite, incomprehensible love, and I want to share that message with the world.

How I live my faith

I have taken on many musical responsibilities in my wards, including ward choir pianist, ward organist, and ward backup chorister. I have also had other callings, such as a class president, class secretary, compassionate service committee member, ward missionary, and visiting teacher. Currently, as a ward missionary, I help teach a class on digital missionary work.

What are Mormon temples used for?

Temples serve multiple purposes. It is a place where one can learn more about God and the gospel. It is a place where people can receive ordinances required for salvation for themselves, and perform those ordinances for people who have passed away. And all the ordinances work together for the main purpose of temples: to bind families--husband and wife and children, living and dead--together for eternity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We don't worship Joseph Smith. We worship Heavenly Father. We do respect and revere Joseph Smith as a man who was faithful and obedient when he was called to be an instrument in God's hands in restoring God's gospel to the earth. We believe that Joseph Smith has done more and sacrificed more for the salvation of the world than anyone on this earth except Jesus Christ. Show more Show less