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Hi I'm Anna

I'm a student, a reader, and a missionary. I love languages, sports, and the great outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a Mormon. I've moved around quite a bit and learned a lot of things. I tend to spend a lot of time studying or working hard at something. If I'm not working towards a goal, I don't know what to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, so for a long time I simply was a Mormon as a matter of identity. I decided I wanted to think more deeply about why I was one, but after struggles, experiences, and consideration, I decided that this was still what I wanted. I've come since then to know that this Church is true. I know that God is my father and that Jesus cares for all of us enough to become our Savior. I love the scriptures; I know I can receive answers to my questions through them. I think prayer is one of the most marvelous gifts we have, because it's the ability to speak with Heavenly Father at any time or place we wish. I'm still growing my testimony of the gospel, but I know that it's the most precious thing in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good and kind person. Naturally I mess up quite a bit, but I try to let the love of Christ show in what I do. After my first year of college, I chose to serve an 18-month mission and was called to labor in Brazil, Curitiba. Just the experience of preparing to serve and teach has helped my grow far closer to my Heavenly Father and feel the guidance of the Spirit, as well as an intense appreciate for Jesus Christ and his Atonement. Right at the moment, I'm serving in the Florida Jacksonville Mission as I wait to go to Brazil and I'm so grateful to be lucky enough to serve the Lord in two places and to preach his gospel in two languages (well, sort of three, I'm learning ASL here in St. Augustine). But the best thing of all is being able to meet and help and love so many people all over the world.