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Hi I'm Analynn

I'm a writer, editor, and horse lover. I like Mozart and anything chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated as an English major and editing minor. I love words, language, books, writing, journaling. I want to be a writer of middle-grade fiction. I have loved horses all my life and had a miniature horse all through high school. I also enjoy the great outdoors--camping, fishing, hiking, running. I especially love spending time in the mountains. My family is my greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a family of eleven children. Throughout my life, seeing the example of my parents and my siblings has made me want to continue to live the gospel of Jesus Christ found in this church. Of course when I was little I wondered what was so special about this church. Didn’t every church say it was true? It didn’t take long for me to realize that there is something unique about this church. We have the Book of Mormon, a living prophet, and countless personal witnesses or experiences that have shown to me that this is Christ's church. Whenever I pray I am able to feel the peace and strength that comes as I communicate with my Heavenly Father. Such love and peace is undeniable for me, and so I know He is there. As I continue to pray I am able to receive answers from God about decisions in my life. I have also prayed to know that the Book of Mormon is true, and I know that it is because I have also found answers to life's questions in it. The most important reason I want to be a member of this church is the change that it has made in my life. I thought I was doing okay until life started getting harder. I had to give my dog away, and that seemed like the end of the world for me. I didn’t even try to be happy after that. When I finally saw the state I was in, I realized that the only thing that could help me was Jesus Christ. I decided to turn to Him for help in changing a few things in my life and way of thinking. I was able to find change that I never before thought was possible, and turning to Him has led me on a path in which I continue find lasting change, hope, and peace, always when I turn to Jesus Christ. I’ve still had to face challenges in my life, as we all do, but knowing that God has a plan for us gives me the perspective and assurance that I need every day. What else makes me want to be a Mormon? The standards and values in this church help me to stay strong in a world where standards seem to change. I know what is right and I find joy in doing it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying every day, studying the scriptures and applying the principles they teach into my own life, and striving to be a good sister, aunt, and friend. I attend church each Sunday and participate there.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We know that our greatest joy can be from our family. I am grateful every day for my family and what my parents have taught me by word and example. I know that the relationships I have with them now can continue into eternity through ordinances done in the temple. For me this knowledge makes my relationship with my family more meaningful here on earth. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

We come to know Heavenly Father by praying to Him and reading about Him in the scriptures. Just like any other relationship, it takes effort on our part. When I'm with my friends for a long time, I begin to think like them. The more time we spend speaking with God, the more we will let our thoughts and actions be guided by His will. As a result, we will find the peace and happiness that comes from knowing He is there for us. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

They will talk about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how we know it is on the earth today. They'll answer questions you have and help you understand God's plan for His children, how we know we can return to live with Him. You'll find that the principles they teach will help you and your family come closer to Christ. They'll also explain what the Book of Mormon is and invite you to pray about it so that you can know for yourself it is true. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes! We are devoted followers of Christ. Show more Show less