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Hi I'm Annie Jardine

I play saxophone. I love ice cream. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my freshman year of college. I'm a band nerd and music is such an important part in my life. I have had the opportunity for the past four years to travel with a few different bands to play music and compete in band competitions. I love spending time with my family, learning American Sign Language, and eating ice cream. I recently was called to serve a mission in the Missouri St. Louis Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace that I feel in living the principles of this church. My conversion happened over a long period time (and still continues I believe) even though I was born into this church. My parents did not dissuade me from questioning things and they and leaders that I had would always answer my questions with honesty. I know that God lives, that He loves me, and that He loves you. His Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins and I know that if I use that power in my life I can become more like Him, and one day be worthy to stand in His presence. I know Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon was translated by the power of God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet, just has Moses was a prophet in his time. This church is true, it brings real happiness, peace, and joy. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church meetings, activities, and visiting other women in my area. The calling (church job) I had at college was to make sure every member of group of women were visited. I try to go to church every Sunday because I love the feeling I get when I learn about Jesus Christ and the things He emulated in His ministry.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Annie Jardine
A testimony is the faith/believe/knowledge of a certain aspect of the church or the church as a whole. In the Book of Mormon a prophet named Alma explains faith and testimonies. "An now as I said concerning faith - faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things: therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true...But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words." (Alma chapter 32, verses 21 and 27, pages 289-290) That place I think is in your heart and is where a testimonies starts, is refined, and can become not only a belief but a knowledge. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Annie Jardine
Mormon women are a vital part of church. They hold key leadership roles at the ward level and also at the world wide church level. Women aren't belittled by men in the church, they are highly valued and work along side the men. Mormons have believed in the equality of men and women from the time Adam and Eve. In the Bible it says Eve was made out of a rib of Adam, this symbolism shows that they are equals before God. Women and men do have different responsibilities but one or the other is not favored in God's eyes, He loves all His children equally. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Annie Jardine
Pray to Him. He wants to hear from you and will always listen. Read the scriptures, you will feel His love as you read His word. Obey His commandments, as you do you will grow closer to Him and also show your faith in Him. Show more Show less