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Hi I'm Anne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of four ages 21 to 35 and grandmother of a 4 year old and 14 year old, both active boys. My hobbies include photography, paper mache and animals. My husband was not surprised when he ask me what was in the oven and I replied "the frog". I was making a paper mache frog destined to one day be a kitchen wall clock. I love taking pictures and creating storybooks with them. Just completed my grandsons first day at school book, such fun. We have had just about every pet you can imagine over the years, from chickens (yes, a pet) to furry cute hamsters, creepy crawly spiders and slithering snakes. We no longer have cats due to allergies but have two dogs. I worked with an animal rescue group for a few years and you would often find nests of baby birds lining the window sill. I even took them to church with me in a basket while they needed to be fed every 20 minutes. The kids loved it. Once I went to a big meeting with a litter of baby 'possom in my purse that needed to be fed every half hour. Would leave to feed them but they do have a peculiar smell that people seemed to notice. I have attended a number of classes at our local community college, from dance to child behavior and others related to my childcare business. Also have taken art classes, I love to sketch but can't paint at all. I am semi-retired at the moment and looking forward to many opportunities to learn and serve in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

Almost 30 years ago two missionary Elders came to my front door while I was sitting out on the steps watching my two oldest girls play in the yard. They ask if they could share a message about Jesus Christ. I had studied with several different faiths in my search for God. At the time I began my prayers with "Dear Sir" for I knew he was there but did not know his nature, who he was. Now I know he is my loving Heavenly Father. This gospel has answered all by questions and given me a purpose in life. If you have ever wondered about the many "whys" of life you will find your ansers here. The plane and simple truth. A plan for Heavenly Fathers children to come to earth to learn and grow, to practice agency and to return to him throught the atonement of Jesus Christ. What a blessing this knowledge has been for me and my family.

How I live my faith

I have held many positions in the church over the years. For most of my time I have served with the children. When first ask to work with the children I cried because I spent ten hours a day five days a week with children and looked forward to being with adults on Sunday. After that first class, when one of these precious children hugged me and said "I love you teacher" I knew I was where I wanted and needed to be. I have served 25 years in different positions, as teacher, president and other leadership positions with the children. There is no place I would rather serve. I have also been active with the Cub Scouts for many years, first with my own son for 4 years and then with other young boys over the years. I have watched several of these boys go on to get their Eagle. At one ceramony I was awarded a mother's pin by one of the boys I had in my cub den years before. What a feeling of joy that brought. We have callings in the church that take us into members homes once a month with a special spiritual message. Through this program I have made some of my best friends. There is no time I have served where I did not get more out of the service than the people I served. There is truely great joy from serving in Christ's church, no matter what that service may be. I now have a daughter serving a full time mission for the church. When she comes home she will apply for nursing school. She is our youngest and we miss her vry much but have been blessed through her service as well.

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