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Hi I'm Susan

I like to make things I crochet, paint, I do paper crafting n scrapbook.. I live in a small Pennsylvania town and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy making things to share with others. I like to cook for people and bake goodies for them. I crochet quite a bit and I also enjoy scrapbooking and other paper crafts and I paint a little bit too. I do not work outside the home. I am married and I have 4 grown sons. The two older ones are married and this summer (2014) both of my daughters in law are expecting my first 2 grandchildren. I am so excited about that! My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I was 21 the missionaries found me. I honestly didn't want to hear what they had to say. I didn't know a nice way to get out of it so I continued the lessons with them. With each lesson I grew to feel more and more from the Holy Spirit that the gospel was true. I believed when I was baptized, but as I have aged and learned more along the way I believe stronger and stronger. I know in my heart that Joseph Smith Jr was a prophet of God and that The Book of Mormon is the word of God; The most perfect book on this earth. I know the gospel will bless your life eternally.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a leader in the women's organization of the church for our branch. That means I conduct meetings on Sundays some months and I plan for activities for the sisters. I have taught the children before and I love both callings. I enjoy going to church in our small branch to me the other members are part of my family. One of the best ways for me to share the gospel is to try and live what I learn when I read the scriptures and hear at church. I really enjoy helping people and sharing what I have with others. Sometimes that is cooking a meal and sometimes it's watching some else's children while they go to the store; sometimes its as simple as listening when someone needs to talk.

What are Mormon temples used for?

Susan
Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth. Anciently, the Lord directed Solomon to build a temple (1 Chronicles 28:1-6). This temple was a place where God could dwell, was a place of prayer, was a place of sacrifice and was a place where the principle and covenant of sacrifice was fundamental to worship. At the time of the Restoration, the Lord commanded Joseph Smith to once again build temples on the earth. Like ancient temples, today’s temples are also sacred places where God may dwell; they are places of prayer and, although we no longer offer animal sacrifices because that was done away with when Jesus Christ became the Eternal Sacrifice for our sins, the principle and covenant of sacrifice is fundamental to our temple worship. In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. In the temple, members: Learn eternal truths. Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6). Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29); 1 Peter 4:6) Show more Show less