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Hi I'm Anna

I am happy and busy in a bilingual home with three little children, I'm diabetic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three very young children - in fact the oldest is almost 3 years old! I love hiking, biking, and just generally being outdoors. To keep myself and my three little ones busy I have created a home school preschool. We learn our letters, numbers, do art, science, math, music, and lots of physical education all from home. And we do it in German. I'm not a native German speaker, but my husband and I have decided to raise our children bilingually.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was a little kid going to church with my family, I've always known Heavenly Father was real and that He loved me. I have always felt in my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the one church on the earth of which Jesus Christ, Himself, is the head. It just feels right. It feels good. And what's more, I have been told it is right by personal revelation. Years ago I was living in a foreign country. It was really hard. I was sad and lonely. I had never felt so alone in my life. Instead of just feeling sorry for myself, I studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I prayed... a LOT! I knew that if I was keeping His commandments, Jesus would be there for me and help me through. One afternoon I was in an LDS church building all by myself. I sat on the front pew in the chapel and I poured my heart out to God. He heard me. He answered my prayer. I knew without a doubt that He was aware of my situation. He knew what I was going through and He was proud of me for choosing to follow His Son. In almost audible words He let me know He would never leave me, if I never left Him. I felt so much love it was almost overwhelming. My testimony of this church and of Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, and their love for me as an individual was strengthened and that experience, along with many others throughout the years, in fact almost weekly and sometimes daily, confirms to me that I am doing what my Heavenly Father wants me to do. I know this Gospel is true. I know this church is Christ's church. I know where to find peace, and comfort, and strength, and love, and truth. It is in my scriptures. It is is the answers I receive through prayer. And it is in keeping the commandments, to be baptized into His church, and repenting of my sins. I love going to church every Sunday. It is truly a recharge for me. I am a Mormon because I know it is the right thing to do. It makes me happy.

How I live my faith

Our church is a big supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. In my ward congregation I volunteer as an assistant den leader to the wolves - the 8 year old boys. The den leader and I plan weekly activities to help the boys learn knew things, develop skills and talents, and also develop values such as honesty, cooperation, and responsibility. I'm lucky to have a den leader who loves the outdoors just as much, if not more, than I do, so we spend as much time as possible outside learning about and appreciating nature. It is a very rewarding activity.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

I've had to explain this to my 3 year old a few times in the last year. Probably the most simple explanation is we return to our Heavenly Father who sent us to earth in the first place. Show more Show less