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Hi I'm Anne

I'm a wife, a sister, a daughter, a mother to many and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Canada to Scottish parents. I spent most of my youth in Canada but as a teenager, moved with my family, onto a sailboat that my father had built. Time was spent traveling the east coast of the States and eventually sailing Trans-Atlantic to Bermuda, the Acores and finally Scotland. While living in Scotland, I managed to pass the "mature student" exam, to enter college, although I had never graduated from High School. It was while in my college years that I joined the Church. Life as a mormon here definitely made you a minority! After some years, as a family we sailed my father's boat Trans-Atlantic again, but this time back to the States. I have now lived in NC longer than anywhere else in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon is such a hard question to answer as it covers such a vast range of feelings, thoughts and emotions. I remember joining the Church because "it just felt right" and made such sense to me. It was like coming home to place I had been before and wanted to be at again. I know that it is my faith and the strength I receive that has gotten me through some difficult patches in my life. To know that I am a child of God and that My Heavenly Father knows me personally, is worth more than worldly goods.

How I live my faith

Since I joined the Church 30 years ago, I have been a teacher to the 5 year olds & 8 year olds. I have been a teacher and councelor to the teenage girls. I have taught in the woman's organization and I have been a Cub Master. What I hope more than anything, is that I have been a good friend to many and have helped to show others the love I have for the gospel. Simply put, I try each day to be a little better than the day before and when I stumble, remember to ask forgiveness and for strength. I love to share with people the story of when I was diagnosed with MS. At the time my husband was out of town on business so I was facing the unknown alone. I asked two special friends of mine to give me a priesthood blessing to face this challange. The blessing did not tell me that all would be well or that there would not be difficult times ahead, but it did tell me that whatever obsticles were placed before me, I would have the strength to deal with. That was 10 years ago, and that feeling has never left me. Some days are better than others but there is no day so bad that I can't ask my Heavenly Father for strength to face the challenges and not receive it. How blessed we are to know that we are never truly alone.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Anne
That is an often thought misconseption about members of the church. The correct name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and it states right there, who it is we worship. Jesus Christ and Our Heavenly Father. Members of the church have a great love and respect for Joseph Smith, as when only a boy of 14, he went to Heavenly Father in prayer asking for guidance. Joseph Smith was responsible for restoring the gospel in it's fullness to the earth. For organizing the church as it was in the time of Christ. Joseph Smith experienced much pursecution and eventually died for his unwavering faith. Show more Show less