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Hi I'm Anna Jeffs

I'm an artist, a mother of three boys, I'd rather pull weeds than cook dinner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a creative soul. I usually have a creative project or two spread across my kitchen counter that I work on during the day. I graduated from college with my BS degree in Graphic Design. I have been a designer for over 15 years and have my own design business. It is a wonderful blessing to have the flexibility to work from home most of the time. I love being a mother of three boys. My days are filled with dirt, cars, toy trains, legos, and wrestling matches. My husband is a wonderful father. I often think the reason I have three boys is because my husband is such a great model of a righteous husband and father. After having my third baby, I suffered severe postpartum depression. I was so grateful for Christlike family, neighbors and church members who helped my little family survive that dark time. I had one sister in my church babysit my two little boys (2 yrs. old and a newborn) twice a week, just so I could get better. The Lord sent many, many angels to care for me and my family during that time. I will be forever grateful for all the kindness I received! My Savior, Jesus Christ, is such an important part of my life. I am so grateful for the sacrifice He made in my behalf. I know He lives and that He loves me. He wants me to be happy, to find strength through struggle and to help others in their journey back to Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being able to find meaning in the hardships, sorrows and joys of life through the gospel of Jesus Christ and the scriptures. When I was 16 yrs. old my uncle was in a terrible car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. I saw him go from being in a comma and given little chance of surviving to making small improvements day by day. Our family would fast and pray for his recovery. I truly saw a miracle unfold before my eyes. My dear uncle was getting better! Our prayers were answered. My testimony of my Savior was solidified during that time. Luke 1:37 became one of my favorite scriptures, "For with God nothing shall be impossible." I love the word of God. I love that the heavens are not closed. God continues to follow his pattern of calling righteous men to be his mouthpiece. I love the prophets of old, and I love our current prophet. I know God directs and warns His children today, just as he did with his children who lived during the times recorded in the Bible. Teaching my three boys the power of faith and prayer is very important to me. I remember when my oldest son was in 1st grade and preparing for a spelling test at school. We had been working on the words all week and they were harder than usual for him to remember. I told him when he was getting ready for school that he could pray and ask Heavenly Father for help on his test. He looked at me and was very serious when he asked, "You mean I can pray at school?" I told him, "Yes! And the Holy Ghost will help you on your spelling test, if you ask for his help." My son then said, "You mean he'll give me a clue?" I said, "Not a clue you can hear, but he'll make you feel calm and help you remember what you studied." I remember feeling so grateful that morning to be a mother and to be able to help my son learn more about the power of prayer—and he only missed one point on the test! I know our prayers are heard and answered in God's own due time and with His love.

How I live my faith

Raising three boys gives me the opportunity to use my faith everyday. I love seeing my boys develop their own testimonies of their Savior Jesus Christ and their loving Heavenly Father. We read the scriptures together and pray as a family We attend church services together on Sunday and do other family activities. Following the Savior's invitation to love our neighbors is one of the biggest ways I live my faith. I love serving my neighbors. I love involving my boys in service activities. I love the opportunities I've had to serve in my church. I love teaching the children to sing, I love working with the teenagers and I love serving in our women's organization, Relief Society. Currently I'm serving in a Presidency where we help to look after 900+ women. Earlier this year, I helped to organize a women's conference where we taught women how to increase their faith and personal righteousness and also how to safe-guard their families. I love serving my sisters in my neighborhood. It brings me so much joy! I know this life is full of struggles... but we are not alone. Our trials may not be removed when we pray for help, but I know we will be given strength to move forward... one day at a time. Times when I didn't know how I could possibly make it through the day, somehow I did! Miracles happen all around us. I have been blessed with tender mercies that give me hope for a brighter future. God is good and I know He loves us all!