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Hi I'm Annalee.

I live on a farm with my husband and our 10 children. I'm very happy to have the gospel in my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 10 beautiful children. I enjoy gardening, sewing, playing the piano, & am trying to learn the violin. I spend most of my time teaching; whether in schooling my children, or in helping them and others with music lessons. I love flowers and being able to grow things from seed. I love being outside and living on a farm with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel means everything to me. Because of the gospel, the life I have and the person I am are much different than they would otherwise be. The gospel defines who I am, why I do the things I do, and what I am hoping for in this life and the next. It is learning these teachings and then trying to live them that brings me great joy and fulfillment. Because of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I have great joy and hope in my future as well as in the future of our family unit, because of our temple sealing, that we can be together forever. I am completely in His debt, and owe all I am and ever hope to become, to my Savior. I believe that our Heavenly Father has prepared the way for each of us and that He is with us in all we do and experience, if we want Him to be.

How I live my faith

My most important calling to serve is that of wife and mother. To pass on our beliefs and help our children, my husband and I have chosen to teach them school at home. That means I am with my children most of the time. The home is the "testing ground" for living the gospel principles. We have plenty of testing! But, it is very rewarding to help our children learn how to read, do their math, etc. I can't think of anything that I could do that would bring greater fulfillment at this time of my life. I have also been given many opportunities to serve in the gospel. Some of the things I do are help with the scouts as a den mother. I love working with children. I play the piano and organ and coordinate music for meetings. Sometimes I feel that pianists are threatened to become extinct, so as part of my calling, I decided to teach piano lessons to ward members desiring to play, free of charge. This has been a wonderful time for me and I have benefited greatly by the friendships developed. I also visit 4 sisters each month so we can discuss gospel principles and see if they need anything. Service to others is service to the Lord, as it says in Mosiah 2:17 "...When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of you God."

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Annalee.
Mormon Temples are used for learning, making covenants with God, and for sealing husbands and wives and families for "Time and All Eternity". They are beautiful places where we can God's presence. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Annalee.
One of the blessings I receive from reading the scriptures is having my mind enlightened and receiving thoughts or feelings of something Heavenly Father would like me to do. It is also of great benefit to learn from the prophets of all ages what God has said to them. We like to try to memorize some scriptures so we can think of them throughout the day. Show more Show less