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Hi I'm Susan

I was raised in rural So. California. I grew-up and still live on the same old ranch. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love living the country life and I'm still a cowgirl. I'm married my greatest hero, my fire captain. I have six children all are boys except five of them and each love living the country life, except the one. He's also a fire captain and works along side his dad on the full-time fire department in our small town. We love traveling and we're trying to fix-up an old and very small fiberglass trailer. I would love to see more of our beautiful landscape created for us to cherish and enjoy. My heart is filled with gratitude for all my blessings and especially my wonderful family. Three of our children and family live in other states and of course, the greatest routes out to see them, are always the roads less traveled. No matter where we go or travel we meet wonderful friends. We stop to go to church and there, we are received with open arms and sweet greetings. Our messages at church are the same as at home. And we know we are receiving even the same lessons that we would receive at home. The Gospel teaches us that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, the same God as spoken of in the Scriptures. I can't think of a world without having the love of the Savior or not being strengthened by the Scriptures or receiving comfort, strength, and testimony through prayer. My greatest blessing is knowing that Jesus Christ has given all of us the greatest gift, through his atonement and death so we can return back to Heavenly Father. My heart is filled with thankfulness.

Why I am a Mormon

I wanted to attend college, but was undecided about where to go and given-up on religion. The change was 43 years ago in February. Missionaries came to our ranch with information about Brigham Young University and Church College Hawaii. Later that evening my dad's closest friend and my "God Father" came to visit. I hadn't seen him in 7 years. He was a Mormon. I didn't know he was Mormon, but my dad did and I asked him, "What are missionaries?" "Are they Mormons, too?" He hadn't seen them nor did he send them, but said, "Yes." My dad was sick so we sat near him and talked Mormons. I was unhappy in my previous religion and hoped the missionaries would return. I yearned to know more. They did come back and right away I "felt" what I always believed. "Could I go to The Mormon Church?" and they said, "Yes, you can." "Could I be baptized?" "Yes, you can." The Bishop was my father's room-mate in college, I knew him and he was a convert. Many people I knew were Mormons. The talks from the pulpit were members of the congregation. Teachers and leaders are unpaid. Their only payment comes in blessings greater than money. I read the Book of Mormon, the Spirit gave me the knowledge and I knew it was true. The Gospel of Jesus Christ. My greatest choice in life to be a Mormon. I go to every Sunday. I was married in the Temple for all eternity to my dearest friend and love of my life. Occasionally, I receive a phone call and a old missionary friend says, "Susan,The Church is true."

How I live my faith

My Church calling is the building schedules and learning about advances in technology and encourage everyone to take advantage of computers and handheld devices. I'm excited about the new technology and love to share how easy it is to study the Scriptures. Mobile apps for phones and pads created by the Church, helps us learn "on-the-go." I love visiting teaching the sisters. I think and pray for them and I'm always watching to see if there's an opportunity to help them, whatever their needs may be. I know that service to others is one of God's greatest commandments. Holidays are especially fun and love to visit bearing gifts what we've made for each of our sisters. Our women's group, The Relief Society, loves to find even greater needs each year. Projects include helping our community, or making and sending needed supplies overseas. The opportunity for service is never ending and by doing so, we each receive great joy and many blessings. I strive to live a good, honest life, be an example of doing in all that is praise worthy, have kind and good thoughts, and not judge others. I'm grateful for many lessons on living righteously and doing good. Happiness in life comes directly from the joy of helping others. Service to others takes away the focus on ourselves. Our life is often filled with great challenges and some with great hardship. I know all of us have trials in life and we're admonished to endure to the end, following our greatest example, Our Savior, Jesus Christ.