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Hi I'm Susan

I was born in and lived in Ohio my whole life. I joined the church when I was 26. I have 7 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of adult children. I have grandchildren. I enjoy reading historical fiction novels. I participate in 2 book clubs that meet monthly. I like to dance and sew for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of goodly parents; people that took me to church every Sunday for as long as I can remember. When I became a teenager, the church we attended did not satisfy. I was looking for "more" but had no idea where to find it. There were many good people in that church yet I felt like an outsider. I visited other churches and explored other religions. At age 19 I did join another church, one that I felt surely must be "the" church. I was married in this church. But I soon found out that I didn't belong there either. After I had 2 children the Mormon missionaries knocked on our door. We took the discussions and slowly progressed toward baptism. After a couple of years or so, our first missionary came back to our area. after his official mission came to an end. He arranged for a member of the ward in our city to pick me up the following Sunday. Once this occurred we were baptized within one month. That was 39 years ago. Much has happened over those years, but my testimony of the church has only deepened. Why am I a Mormon? Because I love Jesus Christ and desire to live a life close to Him, and His gospel. I want to become more like Him and eventually live with Him for eternity. I feel like I am home at last.

How I live my faith

I try to know and keep the commandments of Jesus Christ. I attend weekly worship meetings to learn more of my Savior, the scriptures, and to associate with those that have the same values. Along with my husband, I am serving a mission as the Bishop's Storehouse Manager - a church owned food pantry for those in need, located in Brecksville, Ohio. I work approximately 25 hours per week filling an average of 80 orders for 60 + wards and branches. We send out 2 truck deliveries per week, rotating on a 2 week basis to 4 delivery locations. The Church Welfare Program began in the 1930's during the Great Depression as a way to help those in need. It has expanded to over 100 Storehouses within the US and about 40 outside of the US. My goal this year is to have 100% visiting teaching and help my husband achieve the same goal with home teaching. I help care for my elderly mother, and try to enrich family relationships by hosting activities such as our annual cookie bake, a family picnic each summer, and Granny's over-niter. I enjoy meeting with my children individually for one-on-one chats and attend grand-children's sporting events. Family is a high priority in my life. I strive to make serving others a daily event.