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Hi I'm Susan

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, I am a Mother of 8 and a Grandmother of 14.

About Me

I am married and a Mom of eight children and ten grand children! I have been happily married for 39 years. I really love my family and love having fun with them. Throughout the years we have enjoyed traveling to California every summer and going to the amusement parks and relaxing at the beach. I work now that my family is grown, but I still have time for them and look forward to being with my children and grand children.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up in Phoenix, our neighbors invited me to go to Primary with them. I was 9 years old and Primary in the Mormon church is the children's program. I really enjoyed it and soon my parents were getting interested. I would come home from Primary and Church and tell them such good things. Stake Missionaries came to our home and taught us the discussions. I remember having such a happy feeling every time they would come to the house and teach us. I would listen intently each time. My brother was living in the white mountains of Arizona during the summer because of his asthma, so while he was living there, he started taking discussions up there. We were in communication the whole time with him. He was baptized up there and my parents and I were baptized in Phoenix. I was only 9 years old, but I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was so happy I wanted to shout it from the roof tops that I was baptized. From that time on, we always attended church and throughout the years with wonderful leaders and teachers, I learned about Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. I also attended mutual, which was the teen program which really helped me and also I attended early morning seminary. At my school in Phoenix there weren't very many LDS kids, so we were in the minority. It was fine, though and I always had friends. There was alcoholism in my family, so the Church really gave me strength. I feel that if I hadn't been in the church when I was, my life would have been so different. Because of the values and teachings of the church I was able to keep myself on track...I was able to be strong in doing what's right. Because of my activity in the church, I have had such a happy life and I always wish others could have the happiness I have. know this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I have studied it and have felt the Spirit of the Lord testify to me that it is true. I love my Savior and I know he loves me and I am a child of God.

How I live my faith

I am active in the Church in many different capacities. The world likes us to think women are treated unfairly, but in the Church, we definitely are not. I love serving in the Church and helping others. I teach the 16 year olds with my husband. I learn so much from the lessons I teach and they help me be stronger. I also teach family history classes. My husband and I are service missionaries at the Institute one night a week, which is the college age students. We greet them as they come in and then we supply food for them at the end of their class. There are a total of about 78 students each night. I really enjoy working with the youth.