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Hi I'm Susan-Grace

I have lived in South Korea, Utah, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio. I love ice cream. I love to run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of seven children, and love my big family. I enjoy hiking, camping, and running. I ran a marathon in Utah earlier this year, and I ran cross country in high school. I am studying accounting, and I enjoy learning about subjects ranging from organ to finance. I love eating cherry tomatoes fresh out of our garden in the summer.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of this Church, and I have grown up learning about this gospel. When I was eight years old, I chose to be baptized. I wanted to know for myself if the Church is true, so I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it is true. I had a feeling of peace and joy, and I know that it is true! I love to read the scriptures; when I do I feel God's love and direction in my life.

How I live my faith

I serve in my congregation as the secretary to the Relief Society President. I help organize notes from meetings, remind sisters about assignments to help others, and prepare agendas. I also visit with three sisters each month. Sometimes we go out to lunch or just talk in their houses. I love sharing messages with them and learning from them. Each Sunday morning, my family gets together for "Family Council" before church. We talk about concerns we may have, discuss plans (including family vacations :), and practice teaching from the missionary manual (Preach My Gospel). On Monday nights, my family gets together for Family Home Evening. We talk about the gospel and sing and pray together. We sometimes have difficulty being all together during the week because of busy schedules, so it is wonderful to have time set aside for the family.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Susan-Grace
We believe that baptism is essential for salvation. Christ Himself was baptized to show the perfect example for us (Matthew 3:13-17). However, not all people have had an opportunity to be baptized by authority during their lifetime. The Lord has provided a way for living members of the Church to be baptized in behalf of deceased people in temples. We are especially encouraged to find the names of and be baptized for our ancestors. I have had wonderful experiences searching out my ancestors and going with my living family to be baptized for them. Show more Show less