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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Scotland, grew up in Canada, and choose to belong to both the Chruch and the United States.

About Me

I am a wife with a disabled spouse, who I love and have shared my life with for almost thirty years. I am a mother of six children and a grandmother of four; one of which is in heaven. I have recently began college, which is very exciting for me. Taking classes has expanded my mind, my enjoyment, my ideas, and my Faith. When I'm not busy with my family, I love to make handcrafts so I sew, knit, crochet, and cross stitch. I'm also an amateur writer; my current project is a book containing my life lessons.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Scotland,and began searching for something more in my youth. Luckily for me there was a singing group of brothers, who were willing to talk about their own beliefs and church. I learned a great deal about the Church, long before I met the missionaries. My parents, were concerned because I was only 16 years old, so my mother sat in on the discussions to keep me safe. I knew when I saw the film "The First Vision" that Joseph was a prophet and this was the church I needed to be a part of. Joining was one of the best decisions of my life.

How I live my faith

Over the past thirty plus years, I have participated in multiple church activities. I have held teaching positions for almost every age group in the church. My favorite calling is that of watching and teaching our young children ages 18 months to 3 years old. They are so joyful and beautiful. Right now my calling in the church is to arrange service for members in need. That includes, arranging meals, housekeeping, and visitors to those who are ill, have a new baby, or a death in the family. That of course is a very brief description of what I do. I belong to the woman's group in the church. There we learn together, grow together, share our abilities and work together to accomplish many humanitarian projects. Our current project is making T-shirt dresses for children and youth. Our projects change from month to month and year to year. We gather together, every Sunday for learning and at least once a month for an activity type gathering. We also socialize together in our private lives. I love being a member of the church, and know that I am a better person today because of what I have learned and who I have found to associate with.

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

Susan
Attending our weekly church meetings are highlights in my life. The primary meeting is called Sacrament meeting and is held in local area chapels. We open with hymns and prayer followed by the passing of Sacrament. This is when we pass the bread and water Representative of Christ which is blessed by the priesthood. We also have two or three speakers, usually from the local congregation, but occasionally from visiting Representatives from the larger Church areas. Two things that I noticed were very different from the previous church which I attended was 1there is no passing of the plate for collections. and 2 all ages are in the sacrament meeting from the newborn through seniors. Everyone who wishes to attend is welcome at these meetings. Following Sacrament meeting we also have Sunday School and Primary. Sunday School has classes for each age group form 12 years through Adulthood. Primary is for the younger children, ages 3 to 12, and includes an nursery for those who are 18 months to 3 years. Primary cares for these age groups through both the Sunday School and the final meeting. The final meetings breaks up by age and gender, There is a separate group for both Young men and Young women aged 12 through 17. The men's group is called Priesthood and is for all men aged 18 and up. The women's group is called Relief Society and includes all adult women 18 and up. Show more Show less