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Hi I'm Ann Babbel

I grew up in California. When I was 14 years old I met a Mormon and it changed my life forever. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Ann. I was baptized a long time ago when I was in college. I would say that reading the Book of Mormon was what brought me to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It spoke to me as a young woman and it speaks to me now. And now I am a mom and a grandma and married for 46 years. My interests have changed over the years. Right now I enjoy reading about politics and world events. I enjoy history more than I ever did when I was younger. A particular interest is Family History or Genealogy. I also like to work in my garden and I love to cook. I like reading cookbooks too. And then, of course, I love being a grandma and I love my husband--it just keeps getting better and better!

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because long ago I asked the Lord specifically in prayer if this is His Church and felt the Spirit testify unmistakably that yes, it is. This experience has carried me through some trials of my faith. Living the teachings of Jesus Christ has made me a better person--and a happier person.

How I live my faith

I have had a lot of good things happen to me me in my life and some really difficult trials too. All of these experiences have made me who I am. Because of serious illnesses in my family and deaths, I have been the recipient of many acts of kindness. Those experiences have made me want to reciprocate and serve others. I became a nurse and worked with hospice, which blessed my life and others' lives in so many ways. Through these experiences I know that death is not final, but a passage--a door each of us will enter and come out in a better place! I love my Heavenly Father and I know He loves me and each and all of us.