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Hi I'm Anna

I love to experience new things, write and sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Anna. I'm from Utah and I love my life. The thing which is most important to me in this world is my family. They have always been my best friends. I believe that by bringing families closer to God and closer together, many of the world's problems would be solved. I love to travel. I want to be a writer and a teacher someday and I love hearing people's stories. Every time that I go to a new culture or hear a new story or meet a new person, it reaffirms my testimony that God has a plan for each one of us. I love it! I also love music. I love to sing and someday I hope to write arrangements of hymns that I love. There are so many different dreams that I have for my life that sometimes when people ask me to introduce myself and what I like, I don't even know what to say. That being said, so far, life has been a wonderful adventure and I'm sure that it will continue to be an adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a LDS family, but that doesn't mean I didn't have my own personal conversion story. There came a point in my life that I had to question what path God truly wanted me on. After much searching and praying, I found out for myself that the church is true. I know it is true. I have seen miracles that you would not believe. I have felt Heavenly Father's love for me, and I know I could not have imagined those feelings within myself. Looking back at my life, I don't understand how I could have doubted it, because God's hand is so obvious. I know He loves me. I know that this is the true church. I know that living the gospel has made me so much happier, and I have definitely tried it both ways. It is truly a plan of happiness, and I never want to lose it's influence in my life. Most importantly, I know that this is the plan that God has for me, and that this path is the path he wants me on.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week. I feel like I constantly have people supporting me, who will be there to help me if I need anything. Something I do is go visiting teaching, which means I visit another woman in my congregation at least once a month, and make sure that I am there for her if she needs anything. It is one of the things that I love most about the church, is the love that the members have for each other. I had an amazing opportunity to serve the Lord by serving as a missionary. I served in Jackson Mississippi and I loved it! Every day I was able to see people turning to their Savior. The most important aspect of living this faith for me however is the relationship with God that I am constantly trying to build. He is always there for me, and I try and involve him in every aspect of my life through sincere prayer and scripture study.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Anna
I have several close friends who are serving as missionaries of the church. The reason that we want to spread this gospel is because we know it's true! I have a solid testimony and belief that God knows who we are and loves us. It has brought so much happiness into my life and the lives of my friends and family. One of the main principles of the church is love. God's love for us is the most powerful thing in the world. It has helped me through so many hard times in my life, even when I am struggling just to make it through a day. The reason why we share the gospel is because we have experienced the blessings of the gospel. It brings happiness. Why wouldn't we want to share that? I know that being a part of this church has changed my life. I want to share it with everyone that I meet. I have recently decided to serve as a full time missionary. This was a difficult decision to make, however, the reason that kept coming back to me, is without the gospel in my life, I would not be able to be sealed in the temple with my family. Family is such an integral part of my life, and I can't imagine not knowing that I would be able to be with them after this life. I want to share that message and enable everybody to have these blessings in their lives. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Anna
Increasing our faith in Jesus Christ is simple. All we have to do is take baby steps. Read your scriptures and pray. Attend church. If we live the gospel, we will be able to see all of the ways we are being blessed. By following Jesus Christ, we will be able to see His hand in our lives and know firsthand the blessings that it brings. Show more Show less