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Hi I'm Anna Wilder

I am a 9th grader who loves creating new things, photography, sports, & sandy beaches complete me. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter and a sister to 4 siblings (3 brothers & 1 sister). My brother is serving his mission in Londrina Brazil. I am so proud of him and I cannot wait to be out there. I love stopping a moment in its tracks for a sweet souvenir of what we may forget. I do this through photography and writing. I enjoy everything in life and try to take advantage of all my time. I love the sound of laughter, hiking unconquerable mountains, ice cream on a hot day, horseback riding, reading in a quiet place, sand between my toes, spiking volleyballs, and being myself. I love living.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family that was relatively strong. Both of my parents do have strong testimonies, but due to physical issues, my dad wasn't able to attend the meetings often. This made me feel like he DIDN'T have a testimony and a real disconnect was made. I didn't see how or why this could happen. I grew to know and love my dad's testimony and sprouted off of it my own. Through many experiences the Lord has offered his hand to me and I feel his loving embrace around me all the time. He is my constant companion when no one else is there. I look forward to my daily scripture study when I feel closest to Heaven. My testimony is growing everyday, and I can't wait to see what is in store.

How I live my faith

I believe the biggest difference between our gospel and other religions is that we don't just go to church on Sundays, we live it all the time. Whether we are working on spiritual goals, or studying our scriptures, or attending seminary, or saying our prayers, or serving others, or bringing the truth to all that we meet. It takes all of this to maintain our testimony in this world and it's hardwork, but it makes more sense than anything. Our Heavenly Father sent us here as a test & the harder we work the better we will do. We are chosen in this day and age for a reason and I am trying to live my life in a way that my Heavenly Father would be proud, I love him with my whole heart and hope I can return to him with open arms knowing that I did all that I could to accomplish his work.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Anna Wilder
If we couldn't take our relationships (families) past this life to the eternities, then why should we even make them? Honestly for me the family unity aspect of the church is that missing puzzle piece that made everything come together. The Lord didn't just send us here to have trials, we have so much joy! MEN ARE THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE JOY! A huge part of how we receive that joy is our family. How could you let yourself fully love someone if you knew they were almost disposable, and you may never see them again after death. Families are forever. We become forever by being sealed in the temple. This process isn't just for the newlyweds, it is for any worthy LDS family (with some other qualifications). I am so thankful for this knowledge, it makes everything so much more meaningful. Show more Show less