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Hi I'm Sue

I make t-shirt quilts, teach Nutrition, and like music and art. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married mom. The oldest of our three children was killed when she was nine. The youngest recently graduated from college. We have lived in many places in the mid-west. I have learned to be positive about any situation and to look for the good in people. I taught my self how to make t-shirt quilts from my husband's t-shirt collection. I turned it into a home business. I sewed historic costumes for a few years. I also teach a Nutrition class through the community college. My appreciation and awe of the human body increases with each class I teach because I continue my study of physiology and nutrition. I like to do many different things like reading, cooking, singing, biking, and swimming. I like to teach and have taught sewing, various church classes, swimming, and have tutored in school.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 8 years old, I wondered what the meaning of life was. I wondered why there were grandparents, parents, and children and the cycle that repeated this over and over. I was looking for something in life, but didn't know what it was. Around that time, my mother was listening to missionaries while we children were at school, but I was unaware of this. One day, my mother taught me that Christ was born of Mary and Heavenly Father. When she told me, the Holy Ghost confirmed to me that this was true. We went to a church that taught something else. I believed the prompting from the Holy Ghost even though I had no idea who the Holy Ghost was at that time. I continued to go to church, going to different ones over the years. When I finished my sophomore year in High School, we decided to go to another church, and that church was the Mormon church. We went for a year before we were baptised, but the whole time, I knew this was the church that I was looking for. Over time, I learned why people are on the earth and what we are supposed to be doing. I am a member of this church because of the promptings and testimonies that the Holy Ghost has given me throughout the years, even long before I joined the church. I am also a member because I want to be a part of building the Kingdom of God here on the earth.

How I live my faith

I am in charge of the children ages 18 months up to age 12. Our branch is small, so I also conduct the music for our children. I love music and I love to sing. Our children didn't know many songs before I moved into the area. I made posters to teach the children about music and the songs. For a while, we sang acapella. Then the Lord blessed us; a family moved in and the mother plays the piano. She is our pianist. Our children love to sing and in less than two years, they have learned around 30 songs. Several years ago, I taught the high schoolers the scriptures in my home before school for 6 years. This program is called early morning seminary. I never had the opportunity to attend early morning seminary. So, to learn the about the scriptures, I studied every school day for 3 hours. I learned a lot. Over the years, I learned to listen to the Holy Ghost as he would confirm or be silent about conclusions and decisions I made in teaching students the gospel. I learned how much Christ loves us and how much He wants us to be like Him to enjoy the blessings he has in life. One year we were studing the Book of Mormon. We were almost done with the year's study. I wanted to be able to bear my testimony of it's truthfulness to the students. So I finished reading it about a month before our studies ended. I knelt down and asked for a testimony, knowing I should not command the Lord and that He would answer me, but in His own time. Well, I received a very strong testimony of it's truthfulness right then and there. So, I was able to testify to the students and to share with them my experience. Every day, I try to be a good example and to be a true disciple of Christ. I have been active in the communities we have lived in over the years so people will have a positive opinion of Mormons. Currently, I am active in the quilt guild, the community choir and teach a Nutrition class. Every one knows I am Mormon.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

I have had many opportunities to help people in my neighborhood, community and around the world. I have never lived next to a member of my church. I have mended clothing, watched children, and visited and befriended elderly neighbors. I organized two quilting "factories" where the women in our church made quilts that were donated to be used in our Humanitarian Aid program. Several hundred quilts were made and donated. I have served in community Library programs and in many of the schools my children attended. I was a mentor for a boy in our school last year. Currently I am a member of a community choir that will perform for free to the community in December. Show more Show less