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Hi I'm Anne

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I converted to the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from The University of Arizona in Finance. It was while I was at the UofA that I learned more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I decided to change my life when I was 21 by taking a leap of faith and learning about other religions. My family was raised in the Lutheran faith, which I am very thankful for. It was there that I learned the basics of God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, repentance, and forgiveness. My senior year in college, I met someone that taught me about the church. I thought I knew a lot about Mormons, but boy was I wrong! I started asking many questions about the LDS church, and in turn, questioning what I really believed. I always categorized myself as more "spiritual" than "religious". Being a member of this church has changed my life. It is the best decision that I have ever made, and probably will ever make.

Why I am a Mormon

This church makes me want to be a better person. It makes me want to help and serve others, and strive to be the best version of myself I can possibly be. When I went to church for the first time, I felt an overwhelming feeling and couldn't describe what was happening. I listened to members of the church say what they actually believed, instead of listening to one person every week such as a pastor or preacher. Through listening to these testimonies and stories of trials, happiness, and faith, I wanted to find out what I actually believed. The missionaries of the church invited me to take the discussions, so I started reading The Book of Mormon to see what "Mormons" actually believed. I asked many questions to friends, members of the church, and the missionaries. I was scared to join the church because of what my family or friends may say, but I knew what I had to do. I prayed to know if The Book of Mormon was true and received an answer that I will never forget. The day I was baptized was the best day of my life in the 21 years I had been on this earth. Since then, the best day was being sealed to my husband Ryan in the temple. The church continues to mold be to be a better daughter, sister, friend, and wife.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the church. I am involved in the women's organization of the church that helps serve our community and uplift each other. My husband and I visit members of our ward that are having a tough time or need help. We check in on each other to see if there is anything we can do to help others. We prepare meals, volunteer, visit the sick, and help the children of the church. The church has an amazing support group and sense of community. I am proud to be a member of such a wonderful organization.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

One of the things I liked most when I was learning about the church was that families can be together forever. I never thought about this before I joined the church, I just thought everything would work out. I didn't think much about what heaven would be like. In weddings outside the church, some religions say "till death do you part" in the vows. In the LDS church, we are sealed in the temple to our spouses. We make the covenant (or promise) to be together for time and all eternity. That's the most romantic of all vows, to love each other forever even when we die from this earth. Not only are we married to our spouses forever, but we also have the opportunity to be with our entire families forever. Grandparents, parents, cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles... there is no end to how long our generations can be linked together. I love my family with all my heart, and want to be with them forever in heaven. Show more Show less