For Suzy Benson Gillies everything about her Mormon life seemed perfect and right. Her family was ‘that’ family. Stable, happy and devout. When a belief crisis struck their family everything that gave her meaning and confidence collapsed. She found herself negotiating a divorce, reconsidering her relationship with the church and wondering what gifts she had to offer the world without the stability of her once cherished faith.
Suzy has gone through the long process of reassembling herself and has found meaning, new forms of compassion and connection in her work as founder of the African Promise Foundation and the African Promise Expeditions. Love and concern for others has been the bedrock of her recovery. Now she approaches her Mormonism with clarity, her family life with purpose and her charity work with meaning.
Suzy shares her story about recovery and growth, and the fulness that was waiting for her on the other side of suffering.