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Hi I'm Sue

I'm the mother of 5 grown up children. I'm British. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents were converts to the church a couple of years before I was born, so I have been raised in the church. I am married to a church member and we have been blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughters. My eldest son served a 2-year mission for the church in France about 6 years ago. One of my daughters is going to France to serve an 18 month mission in June. I used to be a shorthand typist but I have been a stay-at-home mum since we had our first child. I enjoy being a homemaker and being there for my family. We are quite a musical family - I play the piano and am learning the cello. Most of my children play at least 2 instruments and we like to sing, so it gets quite noisy at times. My children aren't actually children any more, as my youngest is 18. I have one grandson who comes to stay sometimes and who is adored by the whole family. I love spending time with my family. They mean the world to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't have an amazing conversion story to tell, as some people do, having been a Mormon all my life.

How I live my faith

Most members of the church are given a job to do (a calling). I am the Primary President in our unit at the moment. That means I run the programme for the children. We meet for one hour 40 minutes on a Sunday morning and that time is split into 2 parts. The first part is what we call "Sharing Time" and we sing songs, do activities based on a theme and the children are involved in reading scriptures out and giving short talks. The second half is when the children go into separate classes according to their age, and have a lesson. I have had other callings In the church, including working with the youth, playing the organ, teaching, and so on. We have a women's organisation in the church and most of the women go out in pairs to visit other women in the church once a month, to give a short message and see if they need any help with anything and to give support in times of need. It's like one big family, really. We try to look out for each other. I remember numerous times when I had come home from hospital after having a baby, for the first few days while I was getting back on my feet someone from church would come round with a beautiful meal they had prepared for us. I don't know where I'd be without the church in my life. I believe I have a heavenly Father who hears and answers my prayers. I believe that Jesus Christ is my saviour and am very grateful for the sacrifice he made for me and for all of us. I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we have a living prophet on the earth today.