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Hi I'm Susan

I am a Floridian, a retired orthopaedic surgeon and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love nature, wildlife, the outdoors, reading, swimming, and spending time with friends and family. I am retired but a relative newly-wed (3 years!). Lived in Utah for the last 15 years but just moved back to Florida where I am a third generation Floridian. I love to travel and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel. I know it to be the true church on the earth. I love the scriptures including the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the teachings of past and current prophets. When I learned about modern revelation, the chance to live eternally as families and friends, the Lord loves us, that Christ lives, and to have the opportunity to have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit...all of these things touched a chord within me...and the word of wisdom or the Lord's teachings on avoiding harmful substances also fit with what I observed in my medical background. To try to have true charity or the pure love of Christ is the goal of loving our neighbors as ourselves.

How I live my faith

I love to serve and try to do so on a local community level and on a broader international level as possible....both neighbors and those far away with needs. I live to try and live as the Savior did. I attend my church meetings, have the chance to visit other members on a regular basis and organize events or activities on several levels. I have also had the opportunity to speak to different groups on different subjects having to do with my medical background.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Susan
The Church focuses on self reliance, improving our own educations, living within our means, budgeting and donating to worthy causes particularly within our own congregations for fast offerings, humanitarian funds, etc. Fast offerings are used to aid the poor and needy within our own congregational boundaries (not just members of our faith) within our larger stake boundaries and even internationally. Our members fast 2 meals a month every month and donate the money that would cost plus usually extra to support the poor and needy and to support many of the humanitarian efforts particularly in teaching Neonatal Resuscitation Training, Wheelchair training, Vision Training, Agricultural Training and other opportunities to uplife people using a train the trainer approach rather than just "giving a man a fish". Our individual members support these programs through their fast offerings. Humanitarian Fund donations which are frequently provided by even those not of our faith are used 100% with no administrative costs taken out. These funds are used for disaster relief and other forms of relief and teaching as well. All those who serve in these programs are volunteers...doctors, nurses and other medical personnel who give of their time, talent and time away from work to perform this service. We are richly blessed to have wonderful,talented, and almost unlimited volunteers in whatever service endeavor we undertake. Show more Show less