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Hi I'm Anne

I live on a beautiful island off the coast of Maine and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Raising four boys with my husband has been the central work of my life. We love to work and play together, from backyard baseball to tubing behind the boat, when we're with our family we're happy. I am fortunate to live in a very special place one which provides the opportunity to reflect on nature's beauty and God's many gifts. I live surrounded by Acadia National Park where I am often found hiking her many mountains. There is truly beauty all around me and not just the physical landscape but a close knit community of "islanders" who value family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was five years old, my Mom and Dad started attending the LDS church and I've been a member ever since. As a teenager I learned that my faith would be a strong foundation for my life and everything good that has come into my life has been a result of that faith. My husband and I have raised our four sons in a close and supportive LDS branch of the church on the coast of Maine. Although our sons were often the only Mormons in their school, we have made our faith a central part of our lives. I often think how grateful I am to have the standards of the church to help me raise my boys. I find joy in my associations in the church and am grateful for the strength my faith gives me in my daily life.

How I live my faith

My work in the church has been primarily with the youth organizations. I've been teaching "Seminary" for the past 13 years and that means getting up early every day before school to teach the LDS high school students before they begin classes. For me that sometimes meant getting to the high school before students arrived to teach my tiny class of four or some years not going any further than my kitchen table to greet my own teenage sons to start the school day learning from the scriptures. Either way I love to teach and especially to teach from the scriptures! As a family we have sent two of our sons into the missionary force of the church. One to Guatemala and the other to Paris... both have returned with renewed convictions and many wonderful experiences as they shared the message of the gospel. Being members of a church where all are expected to work and serve helps add depth to our religious experiences. We're more than just a Sunday church for us it's a way of life which adds a richness to membership and a means to develop our faith in God.