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Hi I'm Freddie Ann

I’m a wife, mother of 4 grown girls and “almost” 9 grandchildren. I enjoy making cards, new friends, loving life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Daughter, Wife, Mom and a Grandma. I truly enjoy each of these roles in my life. I feel grateful to still have my Mom to share my joys in life with and to have a wonderful husband, 4 daughters and soon to be 9 grandchildren to enjoy life with. Being able to share fun with my family is one of my greatest joys. I also like to make new friends, make cards and crafts. Laughing and talking with friends is a favorite past time too. Basically I just love to enjoy life one day at a time. Right now my husband and I have been called to be service missionaries for the church and we work with the Addiction Recovery Program. Through this I have come to know and understand more about the wonderful gift of the Atonement. Reading, learning and understanding the scriptures is an amazing past time. They never cease to amaze me and I know I will never learn all that they have to teach me! I always enjoy attending the Temple as well, especially if I get to be there with my husband or any of our daughters!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up in Charleston, WV attending many different Churches. I wasn't sure just what, but I was looking for something. As a 12 year old, I learned about something called the LDS faith. I hadn't heard of that before but ask a friend & learned it was the "Mormon" Church, so I began asking my Mom about it. All she knew was they were industrious people & didn't drink coffee! When I was 16, I finally called a lady, who was a neighbor years earlier that my Mom had told me about, who was a member of the LDS Church, she was the Young Womans President & invited me to attend their activity that evening. The following Sunday I attended Church & met the missionaries. Once they began to teach me, I knew I had found the answers to the questions I had been searching for, for so long. Each week, every question I had, they had the answers. The beautiful Plan of Salvation was laid out and the knowledge of living with my Heavenly Father before I came to earth was given to me. I seemed to know this already. It was as though they were giving me a refresher course on things I had been taught before. I loved the messages I was hearing & soon was baptized. With each passing day I felt much joy in my life. I had found what I had been searching for. I knew my Heavenly Father & my Savior Jesus Christ loved me & I had found the way to return to them. I felt so blessed & continue to feel that way. So much so, that I want to share that joy with those around me. We have lived in Kentucky now for over 20 years & have learned to love this area & the people here. Having lived in WV, ID, TX & KY. I have seen that no matter where I live, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the same & I have an instant family wherever I am. This is why I am a Mormon. I know that Heavenly Father loves ALL of His children & offers us all the same love & message no matter where in the world we live, it is true. You too can know this for yourself, just pray.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be kind and loving to those around me. I share my love of the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone that will listen. I love telling them about our Saviors love and how they can learn more about His gospel. I carry a prayer in my heart each day that I can help touch the lives of others in some way, that they may feel the Spirit and know of our Heavenly Fathers love as I do. I find it rewarding visiting with people in the community and learning more about what's happening in our area and helping out in whatever ways I can. Working on the local Inner-Faith Council is one way I have done this in the past and I continue to enjoy helping with their activities as opportunities arise. Being involved and being out in the community lets me feel like I know my brothers and sisters (my neighbors) that live near by and I am better able to serve them if the opportunity presents itself. I don't want to be a stranger to those around me. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best thing that has ever happen to my life and I enjoy having had it to teach to my children and now to see them teach it to their children. Singing Church hymns and Primary songs with my family and listening to my children and grandchildren sing about the Savior, help me want to live my life as close to the Spirit as possible, so that we can be "together forever" someday! Just the way our Heavenly Father intends for us to be. Living the Gospel with my family is a very special opportunity for me! Inviting friends to join us in these activities are fun too! Picnics, Family Home Evenings and maybe an Easter Egg Hunt with the beautiful story of the Savior's Resurrection to follow. Living the gospel is a daily event and can help us grow closer to our family, friends and our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. Don't miss a day of it!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Freddie Ann
Truth is given to everyone through the power of the Holy Ghost. Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:4-5) through your sincere desire to know, Heavenly Father will answer your quest to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) is true. It is my testimony through my search, that it is. Plant the seed and let it grow, Book of Mormon (Alma 32:28) you too will come to know of the truth and goodness of that seed. That's what I did 37 years ago and I have always been happy that I did. My children and grandchildren have been given a beautiful gift of knowledge from the start of their lives that I never had and I am so grateful to have been able to see their lives blessed so much by this! Show more Show less