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Hi I'm Susan M.

I am a Wife, Mother, dancer and sometimes comedienne. AND...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am so happy to share this with you! I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 26 after pondering many questions about God and religion. I became inactive when I married a non-member. We divorced 10 years into the marriage. My oldest daughter started investigating our Church 4 years ago and when we went to our first Sacrament Meeting, I realized what I had been missing for so many years! I was immediately surrounded by people who had known me for quite awhile and were surprised that I was Mormon! I work in the legal system and really enjoy having face to face contact with people who have many questions and usually have problems. I find satisfaction in helping these people work their way through their personal issues. It is rewarding to know that I have helped make someone's day a little easier if not happier. I enjoy making people laugh -- I love to see them laughing with me. I have learned that laughter heals many wounds and creates opportunities to share this Gospel. I have been a seamstress since I was 10 years old and enjoy sewing for people and making my home a more beautiful and relaxing place to be. I am married for 1 year now to a wonderful man who has given me great step-children and grandchildren. I know that Heavenly Father placed us together so that we can have an eternal marriage. We were Sealed "for Time and All Eternity" on my birthday December 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a traditional Protesant religion -- all the traditional words and rites. From a very young age, probably 8 or 9 years old, I had many questions that no one was answering. When I was 26 I started working for a man who is a Latter Day Saint and he answered all of my questions. I started investigating the Church, and was baptized shortly thereafter. I made the choice to marry a man not of the LDS faith, and became inactive. Again, after being away for so many years, it was like walking into my home the first time I went to Church. I can't imagine what my life would be without this complete Gospel. Everyone where I work has remarked how much I have changed in the past 4 years! I find myself smiling and humming Church hymns without realizing it!

How I live my faith

I am a Ward Missionary with my husband. At first it was difficult because I am a bit shy, but when we are knocking on doors of less active people in our Ward, I know we are on the Lord's Errand and it gives me strength to meet new people. My other "calling" is being a Visiting Teacher -- once a month my companion and I visit the women of our Ward. It is so nice to visit and get to know other ladies and young women. It is nice to know that if we need anything, all we must do is pick up the phone and ask for help! I know that I really enjoy my visits from my Visiting Teacher. I live my faith by being what I hope is righteous example. I try each day to be a godly wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. I know that I am far from perfect. I still am learning about this Church. I KNOW that Joseph Smith was visited by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I KNOW we can live eternally in their presence.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Susan M.
I am asked this alot! Anyone can attend a meetinghouse on Sundays and we will welcome you! We attend a Sacrament Meeting where we consume bread and water in rememberance of Christ. After that, we can attend a class to learn more about the Gospel Principles or Sunday School. Temples on the other hand, are a SACRED, dedicated "House of the Lord". The purpose of Temples is to complete ordinances such as baptism for our ancestors who didn't have these done while they were alive. We believe these sacred ordinances enable us to live forever in the presence of Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. Marriages or "Sealings" are also done in Temples. If you look on the outside of every Temple, you will see that they are dedicated to the Lord. Show more Show less