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Hi I'm Anne

I live in Utah. I served a mission in South Africa. I'm happily married with three kids and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful boys and one precious little girl. I am happily married to a dedicated, smart, and fun-loving man and looking forward to spending eternity with my family. I stay busy getting involved in my community and church. I am a Primary teacher at church and, because I don't need to work, I spend a lot of time at my kids' school, helping the teachers and the parent organization. On Fridays I have lunch with my grandmother, who is 91 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family who taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ and lived it themselves. We went to church each week and read scriptures in the morning before my dad went to work. When I was eight years old I made the choice to be baptized. I remember coming up out of the water and seeing my father, who had baptized me, smiling at me and I knew I'd done the right thing. Since that time, my faith has only grown stronger. I have a deep deep peace that comes from knowing that God has a plan for me. I know that I existed before I came to earth, that I'm here for a purpose, and that I'll return to God's presence when I die. I see the blessings that have come from knowing what I have virtually always known and believed and I want those same blessings for my own children.

How I live my faith

Most of my time is spent taking care of others. I try to be a good mom and plan and prepare healthy meals. I keep a tidy house, although there is never lack of things that need to be cleaned! During the week there are always visits to be made to the children of the church and others who want to join in. I take kids to cub scouts, plan activities, Sunday meetings, and other ways to reach out to kids who need to know someone cares about them. When the kids come home from school, there is always homework, piano lessons, scout meetings, Faith in God projects, and more to keep up with. Sometimes I feel like it's a juggling act and sometimes I have to re-prioritize, but I feel like I'm giving my kids everything I can to help them grow up to be gracious, responsible, happy adults.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Anne
I consider it a privilege to pay tithing to the church. It was done anciently and it is done in many religions today. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I participate in building up God's kingdom by donating not only 10% of our income, but by helping clean the church buildings, donating my time to teach children, helping with church meetings in a care center for the elderly, and helping with humanitarian projects. Members of the church receive blessings as they unselfishly give. Show more Show less