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Hi I'm Willis Anderson

I love basketball. I'm serving a mission in Kyiv Ukraine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a small suberb city. My father annexed my neighborhood into the city around the time I was born so my city is kind of like my identity. I grew up with my Grandmother living two houses down the street from us and my Aunt and Uncle living about a block away so I'm used to seeing my family a lot and definitely raised in a house where family values where emphisised. I'd have to say one of the biggest influences on my life would be my grandmother. She taught me a lot about charity, not by sitting me down and telling me to do things but just the way she lived her life. I played basketball althroughout my life and after I serve a full time mission in Kyiv Ukraine, I plan on playing Jr College basketball somewhere and then hopefully playing at a D1 or D2 school afterward. I have one sister and she is current serving a mission in Arcadia California and both my parents are still in the house I was raised in and both working full time jobs.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know its true. Being raised in the Church its kind of easy to say that but I'd have to say I was living ignorant to this knowledge for the majority of my life. Probably thoughout all my youth I lived on "borrowed light", like the testimony of my parents or the testimony of my grandmother or semininary teacher, the list could go on and on. I was lucky enough to live my life like this up until the Summer right before I was planning on turning my mission call in. And I finally realized that I had a weak personal testimony of the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ.So I read the Book of Mormom. And at the end of the summer 2012 I prayed to my Heavenly Father and asked him for myself whether or not the Book of Mormon was true, and whether or not all I had grown up in was true, and if it wasn't, what could I do to do what He would want me to do. After I prayed that summer afternoon I felt at peace. All that "borrowed light" turned into my own testimony that: the Book of Mormon is true, that the Church of Jesus Christ is true, that Joseph truly did see God and that he was called as a Prophet to restore Christ's Chruch and that Thomas S. Monson was called of God, and most of all, Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and Reedemer. All at that moment it just came to me, that I had been living unaware of this knowledge all my life, it was always there but I just did not open my eyes to it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what just the Prophet Alma in the Book of Mormon and the Prophet John said in the Bible. I walk by faith. I hope in things that are not seen but true. Currently right now I am serving a 2 year service mission to a country that I have heard very little of and am learning a language that I've practically never heard before. But I trust in my Heavenly Father that he will provide a way for me to do this work. I will go where-ever the Lord wants me to go and I will do what ever he want me to do :)

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Willis Anderson
As a missionary in the MTC right now we learn to a teach a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement, The Plan of Salvation, and The Restoration of His Gospel, that you can relate to your life personally. All that we talk about as missionaries boil down to the love of God and Christ have for us and what they have done to show that love to us. Show more Show less