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Hi I'm Susan

I am a wife, a mother of eight, and a grandmother of 32. My husband and I have served two LDS missions in South Korea and Norway.

About Me

I graduated from the University of Utah where I met my husband. He and my children are my life. When my children were young, I ran a preschool and taught violin. Now our children are grown, and we are enjoying watching our children and grandchildren grow. Being away from them while serving two missions was hard, but we were so blessed in many ways. We love meeting people around the world and sharing the gospel. We have served in the Jordan River Temple and love the peace and spirit that we feel there. We have recently received a call to serve in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. We are assigned to the new Priesthood Restoration Historic Site on the Susquehanna River. We are so excited for the opportunity to serve the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to Mormon parents who showed my by example how to live and serve others. I didn't understand the importance of following these examples when I was young. I even stopped going to church for a short time. But I soon realized how misguided I was and how much I needed the strength and security that the gospel brings. I KNOW that Heavenly Father loves me. I KNOW that Jesus Christ loves me and is my Savior. With Their help, I know I can weather any storm and rise above any challenge.

How I live my faith

Over the years, I have taught the cub scouts, young children, teenagers, college age men and women and wives and mothers. Each experience has given me new insight and understanding. Through these opportunities, my testimony of the gospel has been strengthened and my confidence has grown. I know that if I try to do what my Heavenly Father asks, I will always have His help in my life. Learning all that I need to know to serve in the Temple has strengthened my testimony of His love for me and His desire to be a part of my life.

What are Mormon temples used for?

Susan
My husband and I were united together in the Manti Temple for time and for all eternity. Our children are united with us through this same ordinance. As they marry in the Temple, their children are also joined eternally to our family. This blessing has touched our lives in a very special way. Losing our beautiful three-year-old grandson was one of the hardest challenges of our lives. Imagine the extraordinary hope and assurance that replaced our despair, knowing that we will see him again, and that he will still be a part of our family. We know that death is a vital step in our progression to return to our Heavenly Father, and we know that we will all live again through the Atonement of our Savior. I am grateful for Temples and the blessings that come through our faithfulness in keeping the promises we have made. Show more Show less