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Hi I'm Susan

1 of 10 children. Had 6 children in 6 years. Started bread business, love Fall & Spring, reading, gardening. A Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in a Mormon family with 10 children. I now have 67 nieces and nephews! I served a mission to Tennessee. I am married and have 6 children -- which keeps us very busy, but very happy. Our family started a bread business in our neighborhood for our children to learn how to make bread and run a business. I have been in a book club for 21 years and love the insights I gain from the variety of books we read. I enjoy gardening. I love teaching in the Church. Beautiful music feeds my soul. I appreciate the beauties of nature and have been blessed to travel to many places in this amazing world. I have great faith in the power of prayer.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is full of challenges! Living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ makes all the difference as I face these challenges. I was raised in the Church, but I had to come to know the truth for myself. I had to decide that I wanted to live by the teachings and keep the commandments, as no one else can do that for us. As I have done so, I have found peace of mind and a undercurrent of joy in my life. Living the Lord's standards helps us avoid so many extra challenges and problems. Focusing on developing strong relationships with family adds such value to my life. My desire to feel close to the Lord continues to increase as I make Him part of my everyday life. He is my strength, my hope, my friend. I am a Mormon because, through answers to my prayers, I know that it is right. I have tried to live accordingly and seen amazing growth and blessings come into my life.

How I live my faith

To start each day, we gather as a family to sing a hymn, pray together and read scriptures, then we end each day by gathering for family prayer. On Sundays, we spend the day together, focused on worshipping the Lord, going to Church and re-connecting with each other after a hectic week. At Church I have the opportunity right now to work with the teenage girls. It keeps me very busy planning lessons and weekly activities, but it is such a joy to see these girls learn, grow and mature. I am in awe at what amazing youth there are in the world today. They face a lot of challenges, but are blessed with the skills and abilities to overcome and succeed! I love working with the other youth leaders who also want to serve the Lord and are willing to put Him first in their lives. We help and learn from each other.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Anyone who meets the requirements of worthiness is invited and encouraged to come participate in the blessings of the temple! There is nothing secret about what goes on in temples -- just sacred and special, and reserved for those willing to commit to living certain standards. Beautiful ordinances such as marriage between husband and wife that endures beyond the grave, and baptism for those who did not have the opportunity in this life. Temples provides us a way to be connected to our families forever. They offer a fair chance for all of God's children to receive essential ordinances so they can return to live with Him. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Please join us anytime! We love to meet new people! Visitors are always welcome. At first, you will probably have questions about what is going on, what is being taught or where to find your class -- just ask someone and they will be happy to help you. Mostly, what you will notice when you visit is that you feel different. There is a wonderful spirit about our church services -- like coming home or finally finding a peace you have been searching for. Show more Show less