Hi I'm Ann
Mother of 3, grandmother of 2. Happily married 37 years. Usually involved in some sort of teaching. Have taught high school and college English. Herbalist and healthy lifestyle educator. Avid photographer, gardener, seamstress, musician. Competent poet. I have used my writing/music skills to create songs that express gospel themes. Most people are surprised to know that I am an ex-nun. I am most grateful for this Gospel in my life.
Why I am a Mormon
Your Book Is a True Book By Ann Cue Ann Cue, “Your Book Is a True Book,” Ensign, Apr. 2006, 67–68 The day the missionaries knocked on my door will always stand out as one of the pivotal moments of my life. It wasn’t that I was searching for meaning—I had been deeply religious since childhood. I had spent seven years in a convent, and although I had left that lifestyle because it wasn’t bringing me closer to God, I was involved in my church congregation working with the choir and teaching religion. In fact, I had made a firm resolution not to discuss religion with any door-to-door missionaries because the spirit of contention frequently arose when conflicting interpretations of scripture were discussed. But the Lord, in His goodness, had prepared me for this visit. A few months earlier I had heard someone make a remark about a “Mormon book” connected to the mythology of South America. This prompted me to want to investigate any light such a book might shed on some themes I had already studied. I had filed this away for future reference, knowing that sooner or later I would read the Mormon book and investigate its mythological validity. Answering the door that day, I was not thinking about books or mythological themes. I was a busy young mother spending most of my energy tending a small baby and chasing a very active three-year-old. But as I approached the door, my mind was overcome with a kind of vision, a mental picture of Abraham going to the door of his tent on the day he received an important message. I was impressed with the premonition that opening that door would bring a message of some importance. You can read the rest of this story in the LDS magazine, Ensign, April 2006. Here is a link. http://www.lds.org/ensign/2006/04/latter-day-saint-voices?lang=eng
Can you talk about the missions of the Church and your participation in them?
One of the "missions" of the Church is to preach the Gospel. As soon as we were baptized, my husband and I began to share this wonderful change in our lives. Often a friend or acquaintance looking for "life counsel" needed the truths of the Gospel more than worldly advice. We have experienced a high level of joy watching others be baptized and raise their families in the Church.
How I live my faith
I am usually serving the children of our Ward, curently planning musical numbers for Sunday services. Frequently I am called on to play piano. I take pictures of all our Ward families and share them to help families who have just moved into our area get recognized and acquainted quickly. My partner and I visit 3 other women monthly and offer friendship and service as needed.