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Hi I'm Sue

I have CA, UT, and TX roots, and now live in AZ. I'm a mom, grandma, wife, friend, and sister, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up happily in southern CA, and after high school went on to college. I became a nurse, and was then able to spend 18 months as a welfare services missionary in Peru, which I loved. After my mission I worked as a nurse, went back to school, married a wonderful man, and eventually stopped working to stay home with my children. Now I'm a wife and Mom and also a Grandma and have enjoyed being able to devote my time and energies to my family. I also enjoyed working as a nurse before I chose to stay home, and as my children have grown and I have more time I've started back into the medical field, but now as a volunteer. I also enjoy walking and hiking, swimming, doing family history research, art (watercolor mostly), reading, music, gardening, the list could go on and on. I enjoy learning and hope to keep learning my whole life, whether it's to update my nursing, remember my Spanish, explore something new in science or the gospel; learning brings me great joy.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was little my family attended a different church, but my parents were not entirely satisfied and were open to other religions. We became friends with some neighbors who were Mormons, and they invited us to attend with them. Eventually my parents met with the missionaries and my mom, and later the children chose to be baptized. During my youth I remember praying to know if God was really there, and feeling that sweet assurance that He is there, and that His Son is the Savior Jesus Christ. At the same time I felt a calm assurance that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is truly Christ's church. Throughout my life I have enjoyed many blessings that come with being a member of Christ's church, a Mormon. Some of the more important, to me, include the guidance of the Holy Ghost in my daily life. The chance to pray to my Father in Heaven, and receive answers is a great help in big things as well as small. I also appreciate having a prophet and apostles, whose teaching and insight helps us today, similar to how the scriptures help us, as we learn from them and apply them. I appreciate having the Book of Mormon, along with the other scriptures, as it is particularly applicable to our day. I am grateful for my understanding of the Savior, His life and His mission, and the opportunity we have, because of Him, to repent and improve. Mormons aren't the only people who know about the Saviour, but I feel being a Mormon has helped me to understand more about my Savior, and about my Father in Heaven, and where I fit in the plan.

How I live my faith

I enjoy being part of things, being able to help at church, or in the community. Sometimes over the years I have helped with the youth group at church, sometimes with the adults, sometimes with the young children. Currently I'm helping with the cub scouts, helping keep their program running and filling in as needed so they have a good experience. I had helped with cubs in the past, when my boys were younger, so it's easier for me to step in and help now. Over the years I've helped in different ways in the community and schools as well. When my children were at home I tried to be involved in what they were doing, so I spent a lot of time as a "booster" for band or choir or whatever they were currently doing. Since I don't have children at home anymore, I've begun volunteering at the local hospital, and I volunteer to help with indexing census and other records online, to help in the effort to make more resources available to people searching for their ancestors. I think part of living my faith is just trying to make a little difference in the world around me, make things a little better, perhaps not a big difference, just a little difference where I am.