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Hi I'm AnnMarie

I grew up all over the US. I'm the oldest of eight kids, and I love Korea, yummy food, and reading books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent college graduate and a return missionary. I served a mission in Seoul, South Korea, and I love everything about Korea, especially the people and the food. I'm currently working with international students learning English at my alma mater in Utah. I'm the oldest of eight kids and I love children, cranberry juice, cheese, and kimchi.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has an LDS heritage going back five and six generations on both sides. Some of my ancestors joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the eastern United States when the Church was new and went West with the first group of LDS pioneers to enter the Salt Lake Valley. My parents both served missions for the Church, my father in Canada and my mother in Taiwan. To some it would appear that my decision to be LDS was because of the weight of family history or expectations. But my belief in the truth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is independent of any other person's belief. When I moved almost a thousand miles away from home to go to college, I started to read the Book of Mormon daily. I attended church meetings every week. I prayed daily and examined my faith and beliefs. As I did all of those things, I gained a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the Book of Mormon was true, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was indeed God's church on this earth. I gained a testimony of God's love for His children and of the Plan of Happiness that He made as a way for all of His children to have an opportunity to return and live with HIm forever after we die. I gained a testimony that through Christ and His gospel, all people have the chance to repent and be clean in this life, and to live happily with our families, as families, in the next life.

How I live my faith

Now that I'm home from serving a mission in Seoul, South Korea, I try to live my faith daily by remembering to do the little things: being kind to others, attending my church meetings every week, reaching out to those around me who need help or just a smile, building and maintaining good relationships with my family and friends, and continuing to be an example of how the gospel of Jesus Christ can change lives for the better. I also attend a weekly class on the Book of Mormon with other college students my age, and I participate in weekday activities like barbecues and game nights with the other college students who are part of my church congregation.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The current living prophet of God on the earth today is a man named Thomas S. Monson. He also serves as the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Monson and two other men - Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf - make up the First Presidency of the Church, which is the governing body of the Church. Show more Show less