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Hi I'm Susan

I'm happy I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ken and I have both been married before, but this one is our favorite. We were married 15 years ago on July 4th. We have 7 children between us - 14 grandchildren and 7 great grand children. I retired after 30 years as a loan officer at a credit union. I love being a homemaker for a change. Now I have time for my family and the many other activities I enjoy. After I retired I started a summer 'water day' for the grandchildren. We play on the Slip 'n Slide, in the big blow-up pool and with water guns. I grill hot dogs for lunch and have cupcakes and popcicles for dessert, and special sandwiches for their mothers. Their mother's sit on the patio and talk and watch the kids, and laugh. It's a great day! Some of my other favorite things are: baskets , gardening , sewing and Family History. Of course, my favorites things are not 'things' at all, but people! My family. And because of the church I know that families can be forever. That is my greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and baptised when I was eight, but my parents didn't go to church and I wasn inactive until I was an adult with children of my own. However, I never stopped praying. Even when I didn't go to church I would still get on my knees each night and say my prayers. When my first two daughters were 1 and 4 years old, we moved from the small town we were born and raised in to a very large, crowded city. I quickly realized that I didn't want my children to be in the world and not have the securilty of being around people who believed as we did and would be their extended family. I was lucky to have a visiting teacher that truly loved me and my family and helped us transition back into activity. I believe she came to us because of my prayers. I have a strong testimony of prayer. I've had many prayers answered - life changing ones and small, simple ones. The scripture's tell us to "Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good". I know this is true. I've tested it and had it work in my life. I also believe that if we attend our church meetings, pay our tithes and offerings, study the scriptures and do everything else we can to live as God would have us live - we will have His spirit with us. We will therefore be able to resist Satan's urgings and be a good example to others. Being a member of the church brings so much happiness and joy; knowledge of where I came from, what I'm suppose to accomplish in this life, and where I will go when I die. I also know that because of Temple ordinances, and my faithfulness to the covenants I've made, when I die I will be with my husband and our family for all eternity. That makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I know that one of the main reasons we're here is to serve others. Jesus came to earth and spent His whole life serving others. He expects us to do that same. I'm not perfect at serving others, but I keep trying to do better. I always try to attend all of my church meetings, pay my tithes and offerings, fulfill my callings and be a good example to my family, neighbors and friends. I study the scriptures daily and have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. It's a wonderful story, with lots of examples of how to live our lives righteously, and answers for problems we may have. The Lord has restored the Gospel in these latter days to help us live happy, productive lives. If we do all that we can to obey the commandments and follow the Prophet we will do just that!