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Hi I'm Susan Fuller

I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona in a family of 5 girls. My parents are also natives of Arizona.

About Me

I am a home maker living in Tempe, Arizona. My husband and I have a small farm property. We raise our own beef, have fruit trees and a garden. We have found that we have quite a surplus of food and are able to help feed our 5 grown children, their families and lots of friends. My husband and I love to scuba dive, travel and discover. My husband is Samuel Fuller, we were high school sweet hearts that reunited during college. We have 4 daughters and one son. All of our daughters are married and have given us 14 grandchildren. Our son is currently engaged and is well on his way to a successful rewarding life. I enjoy collecting nativities. When first married I had an idea that I would find a new and unique nativity each year of my marriage. I now have hundreds of sets so I am a little ahead of the game. I enjoy displaying them each year at the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center during the Christmas season. I enjoy missionary work and have had the opportunity to share the gospel with many of my friends. My children have brought many opportunities to share the gospel into our home also and we have thoroughly enjoyed those experiences. I enjoy meeting new people and make an effort to say something nice to a stranger everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and am a decedent of many of the first converts to the church. My ancestors were taught the gospel by Brigham Young and John Taylor. As a teenager I did not realize this history that was mine. I was raised in a wonderful family with all of the normal trials that all families face. When I was about 16 I began to think that I didn't have a testimony of the gospel and that I needed one of my own. I wasn't sure that I had a Heavenly Father and I didn't know that Jesus Christ was more then a biblical figure. At this time I began to read the scriptures, mostly the Book of Mormon, with dedication. Each day I read a certain amount with a goal of completing my readings by a certain date. I met that goal and thinking at the end of my reading that I needed to pray to know the truth of what I read and so I went to my room to pray. As I prayed, I asked Heavenly Father to help me know that he was there and whether or not the scriptures were true. As I prayed the thought came to me that of course I knew that. All I was questioning was true. I had a great heritage in the church but that I too was responsible for my own testimony. I also felt that I would have many experiences in my life that would testify to me of all I wanted to know. I have had many witnesses thus far in my life that have witnessed to me that Heavenly Father does have a plan for us and that His plan is organized and specific. I am happy and willing to take upon me the name of Christ and to remember Him each day. I am happy to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Each day I try to live my faith by supporting my husband as he supports our family, by loving my children and helping them, by being a kind and considerate neighbor and even by the way I drive. I think often about how we are all Heavenly Father's children and then I think about the way I want my own children to be treated by others. I hope that I am as good and kind to others as I would want others to be to my family. I try to smile at strangers and say hello. When I see someone in need I try to help. I keep a clean house and yard. I dress modestly. I think though that most people that I encounter daily may not know that I am a Mormon but they should all know that I am happy and kind. I feel it is more important than anything else that we are all in a position to choose our own path and destiny, but that requires knowledge and I hope that I am in the position to help others on their path. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and realize that it is because of it that I am who I am.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Susan Fuller
We are strong and independent but rely on knowing that others are there for us in times of need and that we too are there for them. We run our homes with love and devotion. We are well educated and strive for good educations for our sons and daughters. We volunteer our time and talents. We are politically active and try to make the world a better place. We feel that we are equal in Heavenly Father's eyes and that he wants us as men and women to be equally happy and successful. I personally feel that as a woman my needs and wants are different from anyone else' s and therefore my needs and wants may not be equal but I am. Show more Show less