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Hi I'm Mary-Anna.

I am a language nerd, a baker of chocolate cakes, and a music nut. And I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I am a small town girl from British Columbia. I have wonderful parents who have been incredible examples to me of choosing the right. And I have amazing siblings who truly are my best friends. I have always enjoyed school and learning and I have a random collection of interests: I play the piano, I bake (mostly cakes, because who doesn't like cake?), I read classic books and watch old movies, and I skate a bit. Also, I am studying linguistics because languages are so fascinating. I hope to become a speech therapist to help people who have difficulty speaking. These are the things that make me happy :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches the true gospel of Jesus Christ, which provides me with direction and purpose in my life. The knowledge that Christ made it possible for me to return to my Heavenly Father brings me joy and hope and comfort that is indescribable – I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith every single day. I pray to talk to Heavenly Father often and have made a goal not to let a single day pass without the reading from the scriptures. Both of those things make an incredible difference in my day and I feel so much closer to Heavenly Father because of those important habits in my life. I also try to follow Christ's example by serving the people around me, and I look for opportunities to serve at church as well, by teaching or cleaning or whatever I can do to help. I had the opportunity to serve an 18-month mission in San Diego - for 18 months I got to serve the Lord and help people ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! I love being able to help somebody feel happy and cared for, and know that Heavenly Father loves them too.