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Hi I'm Anita

I live in a wonderful town in eastern Idaho. I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If I had to say what the BEST part of me is, it would be most definitely my husband and three children. My family is my world. My husband, along with his brother, own and operate a family business, where I and my sister in-law work in the office. We are a close family, who you might say, work and play together. I love to travel with my family. I love learning fun facts. My cousin says I'm the "Queen of Trivia." Some things are useful others are just fun to know. My favorite period in history is the Civil war era. Lincoln is my favorite U.S. President, followed by Washington, their faith and trust in God made them great leaders, in my humble opion. My membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been the greatest blessing in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a little girl my mother would take me and my three brothers to a variety of churches, we weren't members of any faith. Even though I was only 7 or 8, I could feel that something was missing. I had friends who were Mormon, so I would go to church with them, and I would go to their weekly primary activities. I really felt comfortable and happy going to church with my friends, and I was always so glad when my mother allowed me to go. When I was nine years old my mother past away suddenly. Since me and my two older brothers were being raised by our stepfather, we were forced to be seperated from him and our younger brother, and go live with our own fathers. My two brothers had the same father, so they had each other, but, I on the other hand had only me. Living with my father was difficult and hard, he was an alcoholic and very cruel. My stepmother was distant and cold. But, the Lord blessed me with with friends who were Mormon. I would go to church with them when ever allowed, which wasn't as often as I would have liked. At age eleven my life would take another turn. In the middle of the night on night, my father came into my room and woke me up and said, "we are leaving, pack your things." For the next week we would travel around living out of our travel trailer. Sometimes my father would leave me and not come home for a few days. Finally my dad called his sister and asked her if I could come and live with her and her family until he could get settled. My aunt agreed to let me stay there. My aunt and her family were very active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I went to church with them each week and felt the Holy Ghost teaching me what I was learning was true. I was baptized at thirteen. One month later my father was killed enabling me to live with my aunt's family until I went to college. I'm a Mormon because of the Spirit's sweet whisperings and feelings I've felt all my life, I know the church is true.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in my ward. My current calling in our ward is teaching the nine year olds. I love teaching these children, they are so special an unique. My knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has increased and given me many blessings. I have been in charge of our ward activities, doing so many fun activities as families and as a ward family. My favorite activities were our ward Christmas parties, where my desire was to have the Spirit of the true meaning of Christmas felt by all who attended, and with the Lord's blessings, I know it was. I have had the opportunity to work in the youth organization, particularly in the young women's organization. I learned so much by working with the young women and the other leaders. I have found that you truly grow to love those you serve. The Lord has allowed me to grow to love many people. I welcome any calling the Lord will ask me to fulfill, because it allows me to put my faith and trust in Him. I can do anything knowing my Savior is near, leading and guiding my thoughts and actions, along with the gift of the Holy Ghost, who testifies to me how much our Savior, Jesus Christ loves each and everyone of us.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I feel the growth of the church has happened because many of God's children have felt the Holy Ghost testify to them the purpose of this life. Many have had missionaries or friends introduce them to the Gospel. But, my true feelings for the growth of the church is because of the Lord's desire to bless the children of God. Jesus Christ wants more than anything for us to find our way back to our Father in Heaven, and he WILL provide that way. We are blessed with good and faithful leaders, missionaries and members of the church, who live the teachings of their Savior, Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be preached and many will feel and believe in the truth, and they will then take it to others, because that is what Jesus would want us to do. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is important to Mormons because family is important to God. We were all spirit children of God, our Heavenly Father and our Heavenly mother. The family is central to God's plan for the eternal destiny of His Children, you and I. We are all a beloved son or daughter of heavenly parents. And just as we love our children and always want them to be with us and love us, so does our Father in Heaven. The love of family is one sure thing we all leave this earth with. Family relationships are perpetuated beyound the grave, and so it is in this life we must learn the importance of family, and make them central in our lives. Show more Show less