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Hi I'm Anita

I live in Arizona. I joined the church in 1992. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a redhead. I am a wife to an amazing husband, a stay-at-home mom to two cool sons and two talented daughters. I love to refurbish furniture and write. I have my Master's degree in Elementary Education and have taught school for a number of years. I have chosen to be at home to partner with my husband in raising our four children, because it makes us all happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I was searching for a peace. I wanted to know for myself if what I believed was the truth or another man's opinion on the scriptures. I love to read and do research. I read everything I could get my hands on about the church, for it, as well as against it. Everything I read against the LDS church made me feel sick inside or it gave me a negative feeling. I found a large amount of false, misleading or twisted quotes. I read the Book of Mormon and had a sweet peaceful feeling. I decided I would ask in prayer if what I was feeling and learning was the truth. To my surprise I had an overwhelming feeling it was true, I could not deny it! I have always loved the Holy Bible, but now I love the Book of Mormon Another Testiment of Jesus Christ, too. It changed my life for the better. I love the fact that I know for myself that the truthfulness of these things is confirmed to me everytime I pray about it. I love the fact that my Heavenly Father knows me and loves me. I love the peace the Holy Ghost gives me when I pray asking forgiveness and it comes like a warm, soft blanket covering me. I know this is real. My savior takes the hurt and pain and turns it to sweet peace and love. It is the most amazing experience! I love the fact that my family will be together forever. There is so much more to this life than just this earthly experience. I am grateful for friends and neighbors who were courageous enough to talk to me about their church and it's teachings. I have been so blessed.

How I live my faith

I love my Savior with all my heart and would do anything He asked of me. I live my faith by being a loyal and loving wife, willing and available mom, and cheerful and thoughtful friend. I make sure we have family time once a week where we share experiences, teach our children about the Savior's love for them, to serve as He did, play games and have treats, we call it Family Home Evening. My husband and I pray with our kids and together for our kids, as well as, teach them to feel the peace that comes from reading the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon. I smile and say hi to people I come into contact with. I help others when there is a need. I speak kindly of others. I treat others with love and respect. I hope others see the Savior's love through my actions. I go to church weekly to take the sacrement and attend the temple as often as I can. I serve in our ward under the Relief Society President as her secretary. Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world. I also serve as a visiting teacher to four sisters and their families in our ward. I am so blessed to have the gospel in my life. It is changing me for the better everyday.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is like having a garden. I have to tend my faith as I would a garden. This is not a Sunday only faith. I am a Mormon everyday of the week. Everything I do has to do with being a member of the church. I love and nurture my children because they are God's children and precious in his sight and I am grateful to have the opprotunity to love and care for them. I take care of our home and posessions because I am grateful them. I am kind to others because they are of value and concern to my Heavenly Father. I strive to be honest and have integrity in all I do because it is the right way to live. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is joyful, peaceful, gentle, sweet, and happy. There are hard days, but through those hard days I come to learn and grow, thus increasing in my knowledge and understanding of my Savior's love for me and in His Atonement. I still make mistakes, but I know I can repent and exercise my faith in Jesus Christ to draw closer to my Father in Heaven. The Holy Ghost fills me with a feeling of overwhelming love. Show more Show less