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Hi I'm Susan

I'm originally from North Carolina and now live in Georgia. I'm a painter and computer technician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always loved to paint. I do mostly abstract work, and an occasional still life. I enjoy traveling and when the weather permits, being outdoors and gardening. I work at a university, doing technical support.

Why I am a Mormon

I knew very little about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints until I got to know a teacher at the high school where I used to work. He took students on paleontology trips each summer, and one year I assisted. I knew he was very involved in his church, but did not know specifically how it varied from various Christian denominations. There was just something about him. He seemed to know some important truths about things. It inspired me to increase my attendance at my own church, though I had always felt there was something more to faith than I had found. Slowly I got to know this teacher and learned about his faith, occasionally attending meetings with him on Sundays. We grew much closer, but even when I fell in love with him and we married, I did not expect to join his church. He invited missionaries over for dinner regularly, and they taught me more about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and modern prophets. Gradually, as I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true, I began to feel that my prayers were answered and that this was indeed scripture from our Heavenly Father. The influence of the Holy Spirit encouraged me to continue learning of the restoration. About six months after being married, I was baptized and have been actively involved in The Church ever since. The increased level of truth and revelation I find in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has improved my life dramatically.

How I live my faith

One thing I love about our Church is the positive effect on my daily life. I follow the Word of Wisdom, which is revelation that helps me make choices benefiting my spiritual and physical health. According to the Word of Wisdom, I refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea. This is a frequent reminder of my faith and of my Church membership. We live in a rural area where there is a small branch of The Church. With so few members, each of us have many opportunities to serve and to share the gospel. Each Sunday, in addition to the Sacrament Meeting, we have classes to study scripture, and I teach the adult class called Gospel Doctrine. It is a great blessing and honor to help people learn more about Jesus Christ. I also create the program for the Sacrament Meetings. Though somewhat spread-out geographically, our small group of members is emotionally very close and supportive, and we're always truly delighted to meet visitors.