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Hi I'm Susan

I'm an American, but I've lived in Europe and Saudi Arabia. I have 7 children and 17 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a little farming community in Utah. My husband and I have seven children and seventeen grandchildren! We like to camp and picnic in the hills and ride 4 wheelers. Because my father and my husband served in the US Air Force I've traveled quite a bit in the United States, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Holland, Israel, and Switzerland. My husband, myself and five of our children had the opportunity to live in Saudi Arabia for three years when he was flying C-130 airplanes.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17 the Mormon missionaries came to my house to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with my family. We were interested in what Mormons believed. Because I already believed in God and Heaven, when I was taught about living eternally as families in Heaven, I knew I wanted to know more about the Mormons. I wondered what would happen to people who never knew about Christ and His teachings? Would they never have the opportunities of life with God and with their family after death? Would they be damned? What happened to little children who died and were not baptized? When the missionaries taught that everyone will have the opportunity to learn of Christ and His teachings and get baptized, either in this life or the next, I felt the Holy Ghost whisper to me that what the missionaries where teaching was true. As I read the Book of Mormon deep feelings of peace would fill my heart. I knew the book to be the word of God. I was baptized 40 years ago and I've been able to teach my children and others of Christ. I know Heavenly Father lives and loves us and answers our prayers. I know His son Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Without the Savior's gift of the Atonement we would have no hope of a glorious, resurrected body and no hope of life with our Heavenly Father and His Son. We would be without our families in the next life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taught me the importance of the priesthood, temple worship, and service to others. We have just been called to serve as missionaries and to testify of Jesus Christ in Malaga, Spain. We will serve for two years. We are ready to serve our Heavenly Father's children in Spain.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon I can be asked by my bishop to teach a Sunday School class or youth class or woman's group and help with service projects. I've been teaching a Family History class where I help people discover their ancestor pedigree lines. I like to sing, so I volunteered to sing in the choir at church. I'm a Visiting Teacher, so each month I visit my sisters and make sure they are OK. Most of the sisters in our ward (group of about 500 people consisting of men, women and children) are Visiting Teachers. We just had two big community service projects. We had a dinner in the park to raise money for a friend's heart operation and a clothing exchange where community members drop off clothes to give away and pick up clothes they might need for their family.