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Hi I'm Susie Sims

I grew up in California. I am a mural artist .I have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.They keep me busy and I love busy.

About Me

I am a convert to the church.I joined the church when I was 17.I was the oldest of six children.My mother was a homemaker ,she baked bread and was a good cook.My dad was an electronic enginer.He loved to fish and was abusive.I got married at 17.The week after I graduated from High school.I loved to do things with my hands.I always loved art but I did not want to be a starving artist so I finished beauty school and got my licence as soon as I turned 18. We bought a house when I was 18 and we went motorcycling everyother week-end.My husband started drinking too much and smoking and I wanted to live the gospel with our now two boys. We divorced after 7 1/2 yrs .I married a young man who was a return missionaryand loved the gospel as I do.we had four more children and have been married 40 years now.I stayed home with the children until the last few were in 10th grade,12 and colledge.I started painting murals\ I had painted in my spare time my whole life,studied portraits and now I was doing big walls.,restaurants,homes,offices and even at San Diego wild animal park. I have been able to learn floral arranging,decorating ,sculpting,cake decorating,sewing and making drapes and travel extensively.I love to cook for my family and spend time with my crandchildren.We try to have family vacations often .Kids really enjoy when we are close to water,beach,lakes,and islands.The church has been my extended family for many years.My own family moved away when I graduated High school.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the church is true,I have read the book of Mormon and prayed about it It is true !I can not imagine my life or my families with out the gospel

How I live my faith

have always loved service and enjoy volunteering in schools,homeless kitchens and working with other religious groups to build better relationships and help less fortunate.I have served in many callings and most recently finished painting the scenery for our stake production of Savior of the World"We had a wonderful opportunity.to share with the community .