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Hi I'm Anna.

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Mud Lake, Idaho. I am currently a graduate student at ISU in Health Education.

About Me

Hello! I am Anna. I am proud that I grew up in a small town in Mud Lake, Idaho. My dad is a 4th generation sheep herder. When I was little, my favorite memories are herding sheep with my family in the mountains. I have two older brothers and I am a triplet with two other brothers. My oldest brother Mike served a mission in San Bernardino, CA. Of course, he was the first in the family to go on a mission and we loved every minute of it. Later Mike graduated from University of Utah in Chemical Engineering. Currently, Mike and his wife, Hayley, have three kids, who we love. Mike currently resides in China working as a chemical engineering, designing a plant in Saudi Arabia. Cool!Right? Wade, my 2nd oldest bro. served his mission in the Dominican Republic. Wade attended Utah State where he met his wife, Brianna-the cute California girl. Wade graduated in Aerospace Engineering (yes...he is a rocket scientist). They now live in Utah, with a little boy they adopted recently - he is the greatest blessing in our life. Tom and Forrest are my triplet brothers. We are very close. Tom served in Little Rock, AR now he is at USU too, building airplanes. Forrest, is serving in his ward as a teacher. Because of our early roots in our youth in the mountains, my whole family enjoys the outdoors. For fun we climb mountains, mountain bike, camp, back-country ski and all that good stuff. Overall, my family brings me the greatest joy, one of God's greatest blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents grew up in the church. However, my dad stopped going to church when he was around 12 yo. My mother was a bishop's daughter from the time when she was in 3rd grade to when she was a Sr. in high school. As the story goes, my parents are high school sweet hearts and dated all through high school and even through college. My mother, despite her very strong upbringing in the church, had a little too much fun with my dad, to say the least. :) During college my mother attended ISU and a technical college in UT while my dad studied at Colorado State University. When my dad didn't get accepted in vet school, he came home to work on the family farm and instead of going back to school he married my mother. They eloped in the Rigby courthouse. Surprise! Later they settled in Mud Lake and started a family. My parents didn't attend church very much, especially my dad. But they appreciated the close and friendly neighbors who welcomed them. I have a feeling that when my mother had triplets, it was a challenging trial, in which she had to rely on the Lord for strength. It was at this time my mother received her Patriarchal blessing, from her father, who was actually a Patriarch. Slowly, my family become more active in church except for my dad.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a ward missionary in my singles ward. I love it. My dad is currently not active in the church. My greatest mission will be bring him back and for my family to be sealed in the temple. Because of my strong testimony of families, my testimony is strongly rooted and will not falter. I remember growing up, my mother asked me if I wanted to go to church or if I wanted to stay home with dad on the farm. Most of the time I went to church with my mother alone. Eventually, when my brothers became deacons, we attended church more regularly. It was a great surprise when Mike decided to go on a mission. Because of my dad's lack of faith, my grandpa was a great example and leader, and was very influential in my brother's decision to go on a mission. Before Mike served his mission, he attended the temple. However, because my mother did not have a current temple recommend, she could not go. This event was a great catalyst for my family. Three months after Mike left on him mission, my mother finally attended the temple. Because of my dad's lack of faith, Mike, the oldest son, became a great example for our family and set many precedents of my family's testimony. Today, my mother, all of my brothers and I att

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

I have come to know God by learning about His son, Jesus Christ. Christ has divine attributes of His father in heaven. I believe that Jesus came to earth not only to fulfill the will of the Lord, but to also be an example to the world. By studying the life of Jesus Christ, we can learn to be more like Him and more like our father in heaven because of his divine inherited attributes. In addition, we must not only study about Him but we must also live a Christ-like life. I have learned, for example, as I have tried to have Christ-like love for people, my heart has grown and I have come to understand a little of God's love for His children. As a result, I have grown closer to God and learned more of Him. Show more Show less