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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a Mormon. I'm a convert to the Church with a strong belief, faith, and a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and His Church.

About Me

Youngest of six; the 'invisible child' in my family; former drug/alcohol abuser; history of abusive relationships; two miscarriages; three-time cancer survivor; engaged 5 times to 4 different me (twice to the same), but never married; very patriotic in the United States of America and often cry with patriotic hymns; collect lighthouses; write poetry and short stories; plays flute and piccolo; I love to sing; an 'out-doorsey' person; didn't have a 'mother/daughter relationship' while I was growing up, but finally got my mother 5 days before her death; have spent my childhood in loneliness; spent 14 years as a live-in care-giver for end-stage patients, four years with my parents; was told 'normal' people don't look at things the way I have all my life;

Why I am a Mormon

John 3:16-17 set my feet on the road to answers at the age of 6; dad was a Lay Minister w/United Methodist Church in my youth; only family member as member of LDS Church and shunned by mortal family for it; baptized on 3 July 1991 in Kansas; lost my beliefs, faith, and testimony as a result of the tragic death of my last fiance in car accident; off the 'straight & narrow path for 5-1/2 years; returned to the Church in Dec 2006 when God answered a plea for help; my faith, beliefs, and testimony are stronger than they have ever been; family genealogist; LDS family search indexer/arbitrator; have read all 4 standard works 8 times since Dec 2006; The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want, because He gives me all I need; teaching my dad the gospel; a favorite quote: "You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but not the number of apples in a seed"; finding the true Church of Christ was a relief to me, in knowing that I wasn't crazy for my life-long beliefs; the Church and the scriptures have shown me my purpose in life; scripture reading and prayer have taught me who I am, why I'm here, and where I'm going; have been to the Temple five times; in my first Sacrament talk, the guidance of the Spirit helped me weave the scriptures through the history of my life;

How I live my faith

With daily prayer and scripture study, I have balance and peace in my life; trying to be available to be in the service of others; attend Church meetings, Conferences, and Church activities; I pray every morning for protection that day before putting on my garments; I subscribe to the Ensign magazine, waiting until the first day of the month to read it, and use it's stories and suggestions in my daily life; I practice and sing Church hymns; I love to study to history of the Church; I share my beliefs and scriptural study with my dad; I try to apply the scriptures in my life;

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