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Hi I'm Anne Bingham

I'm a wife, mother & suburban chicken farmer :) I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just as at home feeding the chickens or digging in the garden as I am geocaching or teaching computer classes to senior citizens. I'm married to my best friend and we have one daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

I love my Savior Jesus Christ and I feel incredibly blessed to be a member of His restored church. I am comforted to know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me, his daughter. I feel such a sense of purpose and direction knowing that I lived with Him before coming to this earth, and I can return to Him after I die. I can't quite describe how grateful I am that He gives us direction here and now through a living prophet. Through His prophet, he speaks with us today about current issues and struggles: the economy, media and pornography, how to strengthen modern-day families and marriages, how to maintain faith in a world with shifting values. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because the Holy Ghost has testified to me in my mind and my heart that it is true.

How I live my faith

I love working with the women at church in our women's organization called Relief Society. They are a group of strong, faithful, intelligent, compassionate women and I consider them my "sisters." I see them encourage and uplift others, laugh together, cry together, and share their struggles with each other. They come from several different countries and a myriad of backgrounds, but they all inspire me with their love of Jesus Christ and their devotion to their families. They make me want to be a better person...to be kinder, more honest, more patient with my daughter. I don't know what my life would be like if I wasn't part of such an incredible network of women.

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

Anne Bingham
Our Father in Heaven has revealed to his prophets how we can best take care of and respect our bodies. Our bodies are a sacred gift to us and He wants us to be strong and healthy and find joy in this incredible trust he has given us. The health code that we follow is called the "Word of Wisdom." Not only are we warned to avoid substances that are harmful or addicting, but we are encouraged to eat wholesome foods, such as grains, fruits and vegetables in season. We are instructed to eat meat sparingly and with thanksgiving. Along with these guidelines are promises that if we follow them, we will be blessed with strength, endurance, and a clear mind and receptive spirit. Show more Show less