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Hi I'm Susan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 4. I've been lucky in that I've been able to be a stay at home mom since my first child was born. I help at my children's school and serve at church. Right now I'm a cub scout den leader. I love to read! I could spend all day doing that one thing if I could. I also love to sing. I'm not great, but in a choir as long as you blend well and can hit the notes you help the choir sound great and that's what counts. When we perform a song we've been working on I feel the Holy Ghost testify that the message we are singing about is truth.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents stopped attending a church shortly after I was born, so I did not grow up going to church. I always knew that God existed even though religion, Jesus Christ or God were not talked about in our home when I was young, except at my grandmother's. About the time I was 10 my father was approached by Mormon missionaries and approximately a year later he was baptized. He was the first. By then my parents had been divorced a few years, so I'd see my dad on the weekends and summers. So after he joined the church he took me with him every Sunday. One of my brothers and also my grandmother (dad's mom) joined the church. The missionaries visited with me and taught me the gospel on and off for 8 years, but I didn't want to join the church. Finally one morning I was standing alone in my dad's house and in my mind came, "It's time to join the church". I know that that was the Holy Ghost speaking to me. I saw the missionaries later that day and told them I was ready to be baptized. They were (happily) surprised. My father baptized me. It has made me happy and filled with peace to be a member of this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Some things I do in the community are; helping at my daughters' school, serve on a booster board for one of my daughter's choir and am a trained CERT (community emergency response team) member. I haven't been called to go out to help with any emergencies yet. In church, I am a Bear Cub Scout den leader. They are boys that are 9 years old and full of energy. I sing in our ward (congregational) choir. I also do something called visiting teaching. It's where I go visit several ladies in our ward, share a gospel message and make sure they are doing well. I do things for them like take a meal to them if they or someone in their family is having health problems in the hospital or someone has passed away. I'll do chores or errands if they need the help or give them a smile or flowers to brighten their day. If they are down I'm there to listen and to be a shoulder to cry on. More times than not I feel uplifted from my visit with them.