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Hi I'm SueLee

I'm a mother, wife, community volunteer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy wife and mother of 5 children. I love spending time with my family. We love to hike, camp, and see new places. I enjoy reading, and gardening. In the last year, I have started learning the art of creating quilts.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. It has been a pattern of living that has been handed down to me through a couple of generations. It has been a source of strength to my family throughout our lives. As I have watched others with the struggles of life and then experienced my own struggles of faith, I have made a choice to have faith in Christ. For me this choice meant that I read and study the scriptures on a daily basis, it meant that I faithfully pray to my Father in Heaven every morning and every night, it meant that I try each day to live the gospel as taught in the scriptures. As I have done these practices, I have come to know with a certainty that God lives, that He is truly my Father, that He loves me, cares for me, and is concerned with every small and inconsequential part of my life. I know that I can talk to Him and that He will comfort me in times of sorrow and disappointment, and that He will give me courage to face difficult circumstances and strength to help me overcome my weaknesses. In a particularly difficult time of my life, I felt the Savior's unconditional love for me. I have come to realize that he loves all of us, regardless of our fumbles, mistakes, bad attitudes, etc. I have felt of the peace that the atonement of Jesus Christ can bring into our lives. I have looked around at others who seem to have so many trials and struggles in life and those who choose to stay true to Christ, to live his gospel, and to serve others seem to have peace, happiness and contentment despite life's challenges. I know I have experienced this as well. I have learned through experience that Heavenly Father always keeps His promises. I have held on to that knowledge and because of that, I know I will live again and I will see my parents and other family members who have passed away. The gospel gives me vision, peace, contentment and helps me understand who I am--a child of God!

How I live my faith

As a Christian, I believe we should emulate the Savior in all we do. The Savior was a great humanitarian. He was always helping, encouraging and lifting others wherever he went. I try to make my community a better place by volunteering to help in my children's classes at school. I have the opportunity to encourage those who struggle with learning. I believe in education and try to promote educational opportunities within my community by participating in a school district leadership team designed to look for ways to broaden the educational opportunities of every student. I have served on a city library committee in an effort to expand the availability of library services to more residents within our community. I also enjoy working with others in our church to give humanitarian aid to those who have basic educational and physical needs. I've done this through sewing cancer hats for victims of cancer, shirt protectors for those in nursing homes, painting toys and making file folder games for children in abusive situations. In our church, we visit with other members on a monthly basis and try to encourage and help one another. I have enjoyed getting to know new people and make new friends as I have learned to serve them and help them. I also teach the youth ages 12-18 at church. I enjoy helping them understand their potential and participating in activities that are uplifting and beneficial. It is rewarding to see the youth living the standards of honesty, virtue, gratitude, and service to family and friends and encouraging others to join them in living these standards.