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Hi I'm Sister Anderson

Despite daily obstacles I choose to enjoy the simple joys of life because I know that Christ lives!

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Villahermosa, MX. I previously attended Brigham Young University, Idaho and lived in San Diego, CA with my family during the off-track semesters. As much as I'll miss the comforts of home, I love being a representative of Jesus Christ and want nothing more than to share the good news of the gospel with all of Gods children. Besides doing missionary work I enjoy singing, sweets, the ocean, playing the piano, and naps. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but made the decision later in life to know if the church was true for myself. I was living off of borrowed beliefs from my parents but when I found myself at a fork in the road, I needed an answer for myself and couldn't rely on someone else's testimony. I struggled for months and months, searching for an answer, and felt like I was coming up empty handed. I was running out of patience and wanted nothing more than to know that God was really there answering my prayers. I received the answer I had been searching for, "Is the church true, and is God really there?" by and overwhelming sense of peace and clarity. I can now say for myself that I KNOW the gospel has been restored once again on this Earth in its entirety. I KNOW that God is real and that he answers prayers. I KNOW that The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and by reading its teachings anyone can come to know God and feel his presence. These simple, yet powerful beliefs have brought me to where I am today, as a servant in his vineyard, inviting all to come unto Christ.

How I live my faith

I think the best way to live your faith is through example. The clothes I wear, the friends I associate with, the language I use, or even how I choose to manage my time reflect my beliefs. I strive to stand as a representative of Christ at all times and in all places, no matter who is watching. Its not easy but my simple testimony has shaped my desires to be more in line with Gods will and has helped me be more like my savior, Jesus Christ.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Sister Anderson
In our homes, our families are the people that we most closely associate with and it is in the home that we learn and grow into the people that we become. It is Gods plan for all his children to come to Earth, be born into families, go through life learning, growing, experiencing, and creating lasting relationships that can thankfully be carried through the veil into the after life. Satan tries to break our families apart because he knows that good that can be brought about by strong family bonds. While we cannot choose the families we are born into we have the choice to build our families up so that TOGETHER we can enter into the presence of our loving Heavenly Father and live together for eternity. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Sister Anderson
Temples are a special and sacred place of worship to the Latter-day Saint church. To enter into the temple you have to be interviewed by someone with authority who can say that you are striving to live a worthy life and will treat the temple as a sacred place. In the temple the things that go on are not "secret" but sacred so they are not openly discussed outside of those holy walls. Members who enter learn eternal truths, receive sacred ordinances such as the marriage of couples or the sealing of families to be together for eternity, and provide ordinances such as baptism for those individuals that did not have the chance to participate in those ordinances while they were alive on Earth. Show more Show less