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Hi I'm Anneke

I'm a boo-boo kisser and bad dream chaser. I'm a toilet cleaner and dish washer. I'm a stroller pusher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married 11 years and have a 4 year old son. I worked full time while we were in college and he received his BA and I my AA. We're now planning on several more years of schooling for an additional degree and a more promising career for my husband. We've been trying to have another baby for 2 years now, with no success. But by the grace of God, and the help of modern medicine, we are optimistic. I'm a stay-at-home mom and enjoy our daily adventures. Being a mom is the best, most trying job I've ever had. I often think I became a mother solely to learn more patience! I've learned over the last few years that I'm not JUST a Mom...I AM a Mom! It's the most important job any woman can ever do and I take great pride in it. My hubby is my best friend. I love doing almost everything with him shopping, going on walks, cuddling on the couch in front of the boob tube, etc. In my "spare" time, I enjoy crocheting, playing the piano, reading and making crafty things like cards and wreaths. I'm also addicted to shopping with coupons and rebates and take pride in my little stash of health and beauty products that I've acquired for FREE! I love to share shampoo and body wash with my friends and family. 

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised in the Mormon Church, there came a point in my late teens when I could no longer lean on my parents' beliefs alone. I needed to decide if I was truly committed. The feeling I get when I pray, read from the scriptures, listen to uplifting music, and serve others is undeniable. My heart is touched and my testimony of the Lord is strengthened when I do these things. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives me the opportunity to be myself, to ask my questions and get real answers, and to learn and grow. The role of women in the gospel of Jesus Christ is unmatched. I've held leadership positions and run programs and events with support and encouragement. I wouldn't trade my membership in the Church for anything.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by setting a good example for my son in word and deed. I try to teach him about his divine nature as a child of God, that he came to our little family from the presence of our Father in Heaven, that his purpose on Earth is to love and help others, and that our family can be together forever.   I wear many hats on Sunday and joyfully serve in various capacities including our women's organization, where I teach Sunday lessons and organize service activities and learning experiences for our members and the community. With help from local businesses and some neighbors in our little village, we recently assembled 100 hygiene kits to aid in the relief efforts in Japan and other disaster ridden areas of the world.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

All people, everywhere are entitled to personal revelation. This is direct guidance from the Lord regarding questions or concerns you might have. Seek out the information you're looking for, through reputable sources. If you want information on kitchen cabinets, you ask a carpenter or cabinet maker. If you have questions about Mormonism, you ask a Mormon, or read the Book of Mormon. When you have done these things then you simply ask God if the things you've learned are true. There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon that describes this process "...if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Moroni 10:4 Show more Show less