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Hi I'm Annsley

I grew up in California and Colorado. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am grateful for my faith

About Me

I am a wife, sister, and friend. I am committed to my nursing career and enjoy caring for Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant patients. I am grateful for my family and friends and enjoy spending time with those who are near and dear to my heart. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, church activities, and planning for an eventual family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon and have chosen to follow my Savior, Jesus Christ, because I have come to know and feel of his love for me. That love has been shown to me time and again through the countless blessings I receive. I often receive blessings through the spiritual power of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is a voice of revelation, and to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost has provided me with the opportunity to know how vital it is to my sense of understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, the gift of the Holy Ghost provides me with a remarkable sense of peace, protection, and direction in my life. The Holy Ghost testifies of the reality of my Savior Jesus Christ, and therefore; testifies of truth. The following scripture found in the Book of Mormon speaks of such truth:..."the spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls..." (Jacob 4:13). What confidence and assurance I have not only from this scripture, but also because I have come to know that the Holy Ghost will not lead me astray and will provide me with constant inspiration and guidance as I seek such through prayer.

How I live my faith

I participate in my congregation within the Women's Organization of the church. I help facilitate communication via email to members so that they are aware of planned church activities as well as tools to prepare for Sunday church lessons, and how to reach out to fellow women through visiting teaching. Visiting teaching is an organizing body within the women's organization that provides each woman with an opportunity to provide home visits to women within the church. Visiting teaching provides an opportunity to address the needs of one another; whether temporal, spiritual, or both. Most importantly, however, it provides an opportunity to develop friendships and a sense of unity.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

As Mormons, we believe that there is not only life beyond the grave, but also the gift of eternal life with our families. I personally have become much acquainted with experiencing death within my profession, but also within my family. My mother was chronically ill for 10 years and ultimately passed away. In the process of grieving her loss and coming to ponder and think about where she is and what she would be doing spiritually, I came to reflect upon the truths of knowing that she was indeed alive spiritually and that one day, we will all be resurrected, meaning that our perfected bodies will reunite with our spirits and will never be separated again. The gift of knowing that I will be reunited with my mother one day is invaluable to me. Furthermore, it is comforting to know that death isn't an end at all. In fact, it is a beginning to further progression and purpose as we are eternal beings with eternal destinies. Aside from coming to know the truth about what happens to us when we die, I have also come to know that my mother looks after me from time to time and influences my life for good although I cannot see her. I feel of her presence and sometimes hear her reassuring voice. Having such experiences reinforces my knowledge and belief about the spirit world and that we are indeed not alone. Show more Show less