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Hi I'm Annie Beer

I'm an editor at a popular children's magazine, I'm a world traveler, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the church in a large, Mormon family--the middle of seven kids. We lived in Japan, Venezuela, and Michigan during my formative childhood years. I met a lot of people and experienced different cultures, but my faith was always a constant influence in my life. After graduating from BYU, I moved to Pennsylvania to pursue a career in editing at a children's magazine. I've been blessed to have landed my dream job so quickly! I love to travel to new places. My favorite place in the world is London, England, and I'm always scheming of a way to get back there.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom's family has been members for generations, and my dad's family converted when he was a child. Because of this, I've been lucky enough to grow up in the Gospel. When I was younger I felt cheated that I wouldn't get to have the big conversion experience that some members of the Church have who join later in life. I've realized as I've grown older, however, that the conversion experience has come to me in different ways, a little bit at a time. I'm still learning (aren't we all?) but I'm glad to know I have a solid spiritual foundation to build my testimony on. This church has given me more happiness than anything else in my life has or ever could. It is pure joy--embrace it. Live it. Love it.

How I live my faith

I work with the teenage girls in my ward. In the year and a half I've been with them, they have taught me more than I ever expected. (Especially in patience and love!) I meet with them each Tuesday night and each Sunday in our Young Women class. Watching them grow spiritually has been the greatest blessing I've had in a calling in the Church.

What is faith?

Annie Beer
My favorite part about faith is that it's not just something we have, it's something we DO. The basic definition of faith is believing in something you can't see. But if you want to help your faith grow, you have to do more than the initial believing. You put in the effort to know for yourself that something is true. Eventually that faith grows into something deeper and more valuable. For example, I have faith that God exists. In my head the idea is there. But I also pray to Him, and read His teachings in the scriptures and get to know Him better. Everything I do to know more about God has brought me closer to Him, and that has caused my faith in Him to grow. And now I don't just BELIEVE that God exists--I KNOW it. Show more Show less