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Hi I'm Analyn

I'm a half Tongan and half American stay at home mom. I'm a mormon

About Me

I am a 31 yr old stay-at-home mom. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for the last 9 years and have 4 wonderful children and a close marriage to show for it. We enjoy spending a lot of family time together. I also have a 5 brothers, 3 sisters with numerous nieces and nephews. My mother is widowed and we are very close with her also. I am currently finishing up my BA in English through online classes for the last 9 credits of my degree. In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading, baking, sewing, and of course Spending TIME WITH MY FAMILY! I've recently taken up piano after 15+ yrs of not playing. I LOVE MUSIC! I love spiritual thoughts and quotes that help me stay positive

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the gospel, meaning that my parents were member of the Mormon faith and raised me up in this gospel. I thought I had a testimony of this gospel until my dad passed away 12 years ago. It was then that I realized I had relied on my parents testimony of the gospel my whole life. I wanted to know, for myself, if my dad was ok. I wanted to know that he was safe, that there really was life after death, that I would be able to see him again and that the Book of Mormon was true. I wanted to know that Joseph Smith really restored the true Gospel. I left to college 1 month after graduation which was also 1 month after my dad's passing. For the first time, I HAD to rely on myself. I was on my own and needed my own testimony to get me through the difficult time after his passing. It was then that I started reading the Book of Mormon with real interest. I read Moroni's promise at the end of the Book of Mormon. The scripture was Moroni chapter 10 verse 4. I took it to heart and prayed and asked just like Moroni said to do. I received my confirmation. It was a very spiritual and comforting experience--I received the answer that my dad WAS okay, that the Book of Mormon WAS true and that Joseph Smith DID translate the Book of Mormon. Since then, I have not doubted. My testimony is my own and I rely on it every day to get me thru the hard times because I know that there is life after death and if I keep the commandments and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, I will be with my Dad and all of my family again someday for eternity.

How I live my faith

I make an effort to go to church every Sunday. Sometimes when the kids get sick either I or my husband will stay home with them but one of us tries to make it. I've noticed when I don't go to church, I don't have that "recharged battery" to get me through the week. I try to put my whole self in the callings that I am extended. I never turn down a calling. I may be afraid, nervous, or worried that I cannot fulfill it but praying and DOING always puts those fears to rest. I know that when I do all I can and make an honest effort, Heavenly Father helps me do what it is he wants me to do when serving my brothers and sisters in the gospel. Right now I am serving as a pianist for the children's primary organization every Sunday. The last time I really played the piano was when I was about 14 yrs old. LOL But I know that "the song of the righteous is a prayer unto the Lord". I do my best to show the Lord that I'm committed to my calling because I know that when I do what He asks of me, I am able to receive the blessing he has in store for me. I do a lot of praying to ask the Lord how I can invite the spirit into our group of children and how I can increase the reverence with so many spirited youngsters. I often get sudden thoughts or feelings of ways I can do this and I know they are from the Lord via the Holy Ghost. The children in our primary organization range in age from 3-12 yrs old. We try to teach them gospel principles and doctrines in a way that they can understand. Music is a wonderful tool that the children enjoy and helps them learn to feel the love of the Lord. 

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