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Hi I'm Susan Z

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Colorado and have lived all over the southwestern United States. I love Colorado it's my home.

About Me

I am a very blessed woman. I have so much to be grateful for; parents who raised me in the Latter Day Saints faith, brothers who love and support me, a man who cherishes me and has stuck with me through thick and thin. I am a convicted felon. Although I was wrongly accused, I served time in prison and was eventually released to a halfway house. My faith and the love and support of my husband and ward family carried me through the dark times. While in prison, I was able to share my faith and show by my example that prison is not the end of the road. I had fun organizing “family home evenings” scripture chases and encouraged others of the Latter Day Saint faith to participate and learned a game called Mormon Madness! I still hear from others still incarcerated; and they hunger for the Gospel every day. I am happy to say that I have been able to send them that succor. My life since incarceration has been full, rich and blessed. I won’t get that time back, but I know I truly bloomed where I was planed, and used that time as my two year mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized on a cold January morning in 1969. I don't believe I have ever been that cold! Yet the joy of coming out of that water clean and shiny once again ready to receive the gifts my membership brings was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I am a Mormon because it just makes sense! All the doctrines align with what Christ taught, and nothing is ever a "have to". I live the doctrine because I want to and I have never regretted making a choice to follow Christ. I am able to do so because I believe in the Plan of Happiness and want to be with my husband and his son and our family forever. Mormonism is not a religion to me, it is a community, a way of life, the plan to return to Our Father. I know Christ is my Savior and that through him I will again live with Our Heavenly Parents. The Church has taught me how to be a good person, how to be an excellent wife, how to parent, and how to be a good friend. I have learned the value of service, and how to receive service. Although I was Baptized in 1969 at the age of eight I was truly converted in 2005 when my husband the confirmed agnostic entered the waters of baptism!

How I live my faith

Every day I rejoice by giving thanks to my Father In Heaven for all the blessings, trials and opportunities He blesses me with. I strive to serve my fellow beings everyday. We never know when it could be Christ that we are rendering service. I listen to good music, study the scriptures and support those less fortunate with cards, letters, visits, and maybe a hot meal. Growing up I learned that there is always room for one more and have adheared to that in my life. I love to visit my sisteres in the gospel and enjoy the visits they bless me with. I enjoy working with the little children and hope that I am a positive example to the children and the youth. The Lord never gives us a test we cannot pass!