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Hi I'm Anna

I have a passion for music, dancing and the outdoors. I believe in laughter and family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family has always been very important to me. I was the fifth out of eight children born to my parents. My parents encouraged me to improve and share my musical talents from an early age. They also taught me to build a relationship with God. That relationship is something that I cherish and which has seen me through some very difficult times of my life. I studied nursing for three semesters at Utah Valley University before deciding to serve a fulltime mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Honestly, I always wanted to serve the Lord in this way since I was quite young, so it wasn't a very difficult choice to make. This has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life. I love the outdoors and laughing with my friends and family because I know that we have a loving Father in Heaven who wants us to be happy. This knowledge helps me have a greater desire to help others around me to come to have their own personal relationship with God. I hope to be able to travel the world and reach out to many different types of people to love, serve and learn from them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and taught to live it by my parents and their example. They also taught me to pray and ask and to seek the truth for myself. It has always been my decision, whether I would live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have decided for myself to be a member of His church because I have studied it and prayed and asked if it was true and I received an answer as a young woman that it is true. I felt an overwhelming love and calm come over me. I felt so happy and I knew it was something that I wanted to follow and live for the rest of my life. I have and continue to ask many times if it is true and every time I do, I receive that confirmation. I feel a burning desire to strive even harder to live it. I have a burning desire to share it with others so that they may feel the same peace and comfort and love that comes through faith on the Savior Jesus Christ. That is what we all need. Especially in such troubling, and difficult times! I know that He is my rock and salvation and that I need Him to make it though with true and lasting joy! I love my Savior with all of my heart and I strive every day to live His gospel and to follow in His footsteps. As I do, He shows me the way and walks with me and I am never alone!

How I live my faith

I study the scriptures every day. I pray multiple times a day. I rely on prayer. I discuss my religion and my beliefs often. I share my beliefs with others. I serve my family and help them to be happy. I attend church meetings every Sunday and fellowship with others who also attend. I participate in my church meetings by giving prayers, or sharing what I have learned with others who also attend those meetings. I go to church activities during the week.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Faith preceeds miracles. Faith without works is dead. In order to increase one's faith, they must seek out the truth and then ask Heavenly Father if it is true and then act on that faith. This is a continuing process. It is like increasing in knowledge, at least for me, when I am taught something I have to decide if it is something that I believe, if it is correct and if it is then I have to practice or act, by teaching it to someone else and by spending time with it so that it will be solid in my mind. I also have to keep learning and asking questions and seeking out answers to my questions or my knowledge will atrophy, or I will forget. Faith preceeds miracles. Faith without works is dead. Read the Book of Mormon, ask questions that you have a sincere desire to know, pray with faith and real intent to Heavenly Father, asking if these things are true, and then act on what you receive. Show more Show less