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Hi I'm Anne

I grew up in a small town in Arizona. I'm now a homeschool Mom with eight children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Most of the time I'm busy being Mom/teacher. Homeschooling has become one of my passions. I love the opportunity I have to learn together with my children. I've also grown a love of nutrition. My husband and I try to take good care of these bodies that God has given us, and to teach our children to take care of themselves. My husband and kids are the best part of my life, and I'm so grateful for them. I'm also blessed with friendships with my parents and brothers and sisters, and with my in-laws. These people make my life happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church.  When I was 11 or 12 I read the Book of Mormon. As I read through it some passages stood out to me and made me feel like God wants me to be happy. As I've learned more about my Savior Jesus Christ and His work I've learned for myself that because of Him I can be happy, even though I'm far from perfect. So to me this church means that I can have happiness in this life, and hope for the next life too.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means that I do what I can to help at church, and I also take home what I'm taught. A big part of this religion is being kind to those around me, like the Savior would be. I strive to be kind to my family and the people I meet where ever I go. I also teach my children to be polite and respectful. We look for opportunities to care for each other and anyone around us who might need something, even a smile.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Anne
We believe that this life is the "time to prepare to meet God." That means that we should work to learn and improve ourselves as much as we can here. That includes learning how to treat other people as well as developing our talents and trying to do good in this world. Someday when we do meet our Lord, we want to be able to give Him a good report! And we want to know for ourselves that we have earned a place in His kingdom, and the privelege of being with our families forever. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Anne
Ancient prophets who lived in the Americas wrote the Book of Mormon. Some of these prophets were Lehi and his son Nephi who took their families out of Jerusalem and sailed across the ocean. Others were their descendants who led in the government, the militaries, and the church. Mormon, who the book is named after, gathered many of the records that had been kept and put them together, sumarizing in some places, and adding his own words in others. After his death, his son, Moroni, finished his work and buried the records. Centuries later, Joseph Smith was divinely led to these plates and miraculously translated them. Having read The Book of Mormon several times, I have felt the power of it and I know that it is true. If you sincerely want to know for yourself, you can find out. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Anne
Mormons believe that the family is the unit God prepared for us to live in on this earth. It is the best place to be given the nurturing and love that we need. It is the best place for us to learn the word of God and practice making good choices. The family is meant to have a father and mother, married to each other, because together they have the skills and strengths to raise children and give them that vital nurturing and teaching. There are so many broken families in this world, and too many people don't have the benefits of having a family the way God designed it. No matter what our family circumstances, or the mistakes our family members have made, it doesn't change the fact that God's plan for families is the best. Through the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ, our family relationships can improve and we can find the love and peace that we need. If we live faithfully and recieve ordinances in the temple, our treasured family relationships can last forever. Show more Show less