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Hi I'm Anni

I'm a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a registered nurse and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my 30's and I work as a nurse at the local University Hospital. I am single and an aunt for three lovely children. I love to spend time with my family; parents and my elder brother's family. It is important to me to be a part of a family and I one day hope to have one of my own. On my free time I enjoy meeting friends, reading books, knitting and home decoration and lately I have taken up water color painting. Nature is also very close to my heart. I can't stop wondering about the God's creation in all the small and great things. Especially in my country where the four seasons are very different from each other, I love to see how the nature transforms while changing from one season to another.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to the church. My parents are converts. My mother joined the church at the age of 16, one year after her mother had joined. My mother introduced the church to my father when they had dated for some time and started to consider marriage. I remember when I was very young, my family attended a big conference where the prophet and president of the church would speak. Due to my young age I didn't pay much attention to the talks given in that meeting, but I remember when the prophet walked to the stage looking very old and fragile I wondered: "Can this really be the prophet of God?". He started to speak and after awhile I could hear how his voice got stronger and when I raised my eyes to see him I saw how his posture had straightened and he didn't lean on his cane any more. I remember the powerful feeling in my heart, that this man truly is the prophet of the Lord. This happened before I was baptized at the age of eight. I was baptized by my father by the power of the priesthood. My baptism was a very special event to me and I remember that I felt extremely good after taking this step in my life. These experiences I have had in my early age, and many more after them, have helped me when I have had challenging times in my life and almost lost my faith completely at one time. Now I feel loved by the Lord and greatly blessed by Him. I know He knows me and is mindful of my life and my needs. I know that I can trust Him and my Savior Jesus Christ in all matters of my life. I get great comfort from the scriptures and know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true word of God.

How I live my faith

I try to be a follower of Christ's teachings in my daily life and treat every one kindly and respectfully. Of course, being an imperfect person, it is not always easy. I say my personal prayers mornings and evenings and bless my food on meal times. I read the scriptures every day and ponder about them. Prayer and scriptures are the source of my strength for every day. In church I serve as the music leader in the congregation and the secretary in the women's society.