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Hi I'm Annie Andersen

I grew up in Utah. I'm studying to be an elementary school teacher. I love hiking, swimming, and running. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. My family is the center of everything I do! I have 3 sisters and 1 brother, and they motivate me to be the best I can be. I am currently serving a mission in Norway, and life has never been better! Before my mission I studied at a university. I have worked as a lifeguard, swimming teacher, and an emergency medical technician. Last year I spent 6 months in China teaching preschool. It was one of the best learning experiences, and I loved it! I love travelling and learning about other cultures and languages, but it's also very important to me to be surrounded by my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon community. My family taught me about the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I had a strong faith in Jesus Christ ever since I was a child. When I was about 12 years old I started asking God in my prayers to help me gain a personal knowledge of the truthfulness of this church and gospel, so that I would never have to doubt my faith. God gave me that witness through the spirit. As I was hiking in the mountains one day with my mom, my heart and my mind became so filled with the love of God, and a perfect feeling of peace. It was like something inside of me was telling me that I knew it was true. Since that day, I have never questioned my faith. But I learned through experience that my faith is constantly growing or diminishing through the things I do in my everyday life. The more I live the commandments of God, the greater my faith is. God is a loving father to every single one of us. He cares about us, He wants us to succeed, and He has given us the tools we need to find true joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a missionary in Oslo, Norway. As a missionary I teach others about what I really believe in and why. I invite others to pray, read the scriptures, and come to church, because that is how they can find the truth for themselves. As a missionary I see miracles everyday. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others to find true joy and peace in their lives!