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Hi I'm Anne Kolle

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of 5 sisters, wife of Don, mother of 5, grandmother of 11, teacher of high school English (American Literature), service missionary for LDC Church, FamilySearch Support. Love so many things: painting (all mediums), making jewelry, genealogy, gardening, making worm tea, keeping my sourdough start alive since 1971 (and it was 86 when I got it), swimming, fishing, and more.

Why I am a Mormon

First, I was born into the church. BUT when I was in college, my testimony was challenged. I felt that either the Book of Mormon was true and Joseph Smith was a prophet, or the whole thing is a sham. On a particular Sunday afternoon I walked up a mountain to contemplate what I was taught as a child and what the world was whispering into my ear. As I climbed higher and higher, the evidence of man slowly disappeared (the cars got so small they disappeared as did the massive man-made buildings) and the evidence of God expanded (the green provided by the trees filled my eyes with beauty and the mountains on the horizon out-massed the buildings with a glorious splendor). It made me realize how very insignificant the contributions man has in comparison to the miracle of this earth. It was evident to me that this earth HAD to be a fabulous creation of the Savior, that He was sent by his Father to save us, that Joseph Smith was an important part of that plan, and that the Book of Mormon was indeed had to be true. Since that day, I have never doubted that the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contains anything but pure truth. While on occasion I have had my faith challenged because of the follies of men and close friends and family who have apostatized or criticized, I have always retained a sincere belief that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. I know that through Him we can reach the Father and be saved and exalted. The family is sacred. While my role is constantly stretched as daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend within the bounds of the families I am blessed to be in, I feel the Lord’s guidance and gain great strength to continue within these varied roles to hopefully have some influence for good. To my dying day, I will ever be grateful for the Jesus Christ and his ability to save me from my follies and for His loving way of helping to lift the weight of the burdens that have been placed in my life.

How I live my faith

Have tithed every cent I ever earned Prayerfully approach each day and listen to the Holy Ghost's promptings Watch over others - anonymously Rise early - work hard - retire early Shyly take the message of the Gospel to those I am impressed to share with Have read the Book of Mormon from cover-to-cover every year since 1978 Serve 15+ hours per week as a Family History missionary from the computers at our home Assist several groups at the High School where I teach as a sponsor