Hi I'm Susie
I grew up in Northern California. I am a mother, a sister, and a wife. And I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in California during the 1950's with Beaver's Cleaver Family. My joy in life is being a new wife, a mom, and a grandmother. I am running a new business at a time when I thought I would be retired. I started college when I was 45 years old and completed my AA, BA and my masters degree in 5 years. I worked 20 years as a marraiage and family therapist in California then retired and moved to Arizona. I am the mother of 5, grandmother of 13, and great-grandmother of 1.
Why I am a Mormon
I had no religious background growing up but I was always drawn to spiritual things and investigated many religions. I married very young and the man I married was an inactive Mormon. I knew nothing about the religion but was very receptive when I was invited to hear the missionary discussions. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God when I read the Book of Mormon. The Church has been the perfect place to raise my children and give me the spiritual foundation I needed to guide me throughout my life.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by serving as a Service Missionary at the LDS Employment Resource Center 6.5 hours a week. In this work I help any who are trying to find a job secure employment and strengthen their resume` and presentation papers. My husband and I will serve here for 1 year. Throughout my life in the Church I have visited those with special needs and have taught religious classes. When my children were growing up in California I served on my local school board for 5 years. It has always been important to me to volunteer in my local community. As I am older now I mostly do my community service by visiting the sick, attending the Temple, encouraging my family in the areas of family history, food storage and emergency preparedness. I love attending church each week - especially Fast and Testimony Meetings. Watching General Conference on television in April and October always inspires and motivates me. It seems a miracle I can watch and listen to a living prophet of God.