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Hi I'm Anne

I grew up in the Washington D.C. area. I kickbox. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old. I'm studying social work. My family consists of my three siblings and mom and dad. I love them. I also enjoy kickboxing, running, and hot chocolate. I'm hoping to live in FIji for four months doing some humanitarian work and then graduate from college with my bachelors. The greatest knowledge I possess is that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me. That's all that really matters.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up an an LDS home, but I am a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints today because I have received a witness from God that it is His church established on the earth today through His prophets, just as He has always established His word on the earth. I have also received a witness that the Book of Mormon is true and that Families can be together and that God never stops speaking to man through his prophets and individually. Besides being true there are so many blessing that come from the restored gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ does not make life a fairy tale by any stretch of the imagination, but great peace, strength and direction are things that bless my life daily.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. Life throws us a lot of curve balls and the best way to hit 'em is to trust in God. He will bring us through it. I try to be better each and everyday and continually grow closer to Christ by studying daily and applying what I've learned. I love people in an incredibly deep way and view everyone as a son or daughter of God.

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

Anne
They will teach what they know to be true, answer questions and invite you to ask God if the things they shared are true. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Anne
Each missionary has chosen to serve his or her mission. He or she serves at his or her own expense. It's a volunteer service. MAny of them (including myself) feel like that gain so much more than they give. "When we are in the service of our fellow being we are only in the service of our God" Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Anne
He is our loving heavenly Father. We each are sons and daughters of God. He loves us. He wants us to be happy, and if we listen He will teach us how. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Anne
It's true. Ask God. James 15 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given him" It means he wont hold back, he will give answers freely and that he wont get mad at us for asking.The answer will come with a feeling of peace. Peace is where you're answer lies. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Anne
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. It is through Him that we are reconciled with God and yes, He is the Son of God. He carried out God's will on earth and is our perfect example Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Anne
Talk to the missionaries! It sounds way more scary than it is. As you meet with them and pray about the things they teach the spirit of God will confirm to you that what they are sharing with you is sacred and true! You will know from the feelings of peace that come into your heart. Things will feel right and you will feel a greater connection to God and understanding of His plan of happiness. When the time is right you can set a date to be baptized by one holding the authority to act in the name of God. Following your baptism by immersion for the remission of sins you will be confirmed and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost by that same authority. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Anne
No. Each Missionary is serving by his or her own free will and choice. There is a stronger tradition for men to leave when they are 19 and serve a mission and much less of a tradition for women to serve. I'm sure that has a huge influence on peoples decisions to serve, but each member should make it a matter of prayer as to when and if they serve. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Anne
A testimony is a conviction that some aspect of the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. This conviction is based on a spiritual witness that has come to that individual through his or her experiences. It comes line upon line and precept upon precept and never done. It grows and builds as we draw nearer to the Savior and put more and more trust in Him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Anne
Goodness no. We have a great respect and admiration for Joseph Smith as a man of God, but let there be no mistake that it is God that we worship. "thou shalt have no other Gods before me" Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Anne
Yes! Yes! Yes we do! We believe the bible to be the word of God through His holy prophets. With the spirit as our guide we can read and learn about and grow closer to the Savior Jesus Christ. The bible is the word of God given to the people who lived on the european continent, but God loves and reaches out to all of His children all over the world and we are blessed today to have a second witness of Jesus Christ that comes from reading a studying The Book of Mormon: Another testament of Jesus Christ, which is a record of the people that lived anciently on the american continent. The two stand together to testify of God's Son. Show more Show less