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Hi I'm Susan

I am from Southern Louisiana. I am a wife and mother to 2 kids. I am a full-timemanager and part-time cake decorator.

About Me

I am from Louisiana. I am a wife and mother of 2. I earned a Bachelor's degree in 2000 majoring in business management and have been working for a security company for the last 13 years. Over the past two years I have learned to decorate cakes and have become very busy with providing custom birthday, baptism, shower, and wedding cakes to the people of Acadiana. I enjoy camping, fishing, and most of all Saints football!

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't want to join another church. I never thought about one religion being true over another. I knew other religions had different beliefs, but I never realized that that mattered. When I started dating my now husband when I was 17 years old, I was an actively practicing Catholic and he was a Mormon. "What is that?", I asked. "Do you believe in Jesus?", I asked. I had no clue. For months we dated and on Sundays I went to my church and he went to his. As we got closer, I wanted him to come to church with me. Secretly, I dreamed of him loving me so much that he would join my church and we'd have a big wedding in My beautifully ornate Catholic Church. But...what I didn't know was how strong his belief was about his Mormon religion. So, he came to my church...once. He then said he wasn't going back because he didn't think all of that standing up, kneeling down, and sitting over and over again was necessary. So, for months I attended my 45 minute Catholic mass, then drove over to his church to be with him and sit through his 3 hours of meetings. Yes, that was a shocker! Never had I heard of going to church for 3 hours! I did this for several months. At first, I compared the two and noticed all of the similarities like the wording in the blessing of the bread. Then, I started seeing the differences like the passion and conviction of the members and their beliefs about the gospel. Their knowledge of the stories in the scriptures fascinated me and I wished that I had read the bible and knew the verses and passages that well. Their testimonies of how God had blessed them so much in their lives brought tears to my eyes. I wanted to feel that way. now, I'm 18 years old and a freshman in college. Then our little area gets 3 sister missionaries who are close to my age, have been going to college, and love to shop: my new best friends! I truly believed that they were sent to my little Louisiana town to teach me about Christ's church. In November 1997, I was baptized.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the most Christ-like that I can be. I show love to others by helping out however and whomever needs it. Every Sunday I teach the 3-7 year old about loving their family, being nice to everyone, learning how to pray and getting to know Jesus Christ. Every third Saturday I go to our church and help clean it with a few other ladies who teach the young children with me. Every Monday my family tries to have a family home evening where we have a lesson and read scriptures about different things that will help us be better Christians or bond closer as a family Every Wednesday, my family goes to the church to participate in either scripture study, faith building, or some other fun activity.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Susan
In the bible we learn that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. He was brought down in the river fully immersed. If Jesus had to be baptized by full immersion, then why shouldn't we have to do the same. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Susan
No, but the church does encourage its members to take an active role in local and state government issues. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Susan
Our churches are either called wards or branches, depending on the size of the congregation. A stake is a regional group of LDS churches sort of like a catholic diocese. No matter where in the world you attend church at, in a given week, the class curriculum will be the same. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Susan
Absolutely not. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Show more Show less