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Hi I'm Anna

I'm a wife, a mother, and a teacher of many. I'm also a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of six children, two boys and four girls. I am also a recent college graduate and a full time teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

At the of fourteen, our family had been on a vacation to California. We had traveled up the coast to visit grandparents in Oregon, and were driving home. As my parents were taking turns driving, I moved up to sit with my mother in the front passenger seat, my father being asleep in the back. It was not long after our move, that my mother overcorrected our vehicle in an accident; making our car go front over back and landing on the roof. In the commotion, I was thrown out of the vehicle on a twisted Northern California road. As I pulled myself up, I could feel the blood trickling down my face. I was bruised and banged up, but still very much alive. (A miracle!) The commotion of other vehicles and people rushing to help were a blur, as I was airlifted to a nearby hospital with my brother. Unbeknownst to me, my father was getting in an ambulance with another one of my siblings. A medical worker noticed our Utah plates and asked us if we were Mormons. When my father answered yes, the ambulance worker also told him of his membership in the church. This wonderful brother went to work and helped us by getting the priesthood in action. I can still remember laying in a hospital room. A minister of another faith prayed over me. Although he meant well, I felt nothing. After going through x-rays and exams, two young missionaries came and helped my father give me a blessing. These missionaries were so young, compared to the minister, but I immediately felt the power of that blessing, it was as though the power of heaven rested on me. I knew that everything would be ok. Later, members of the ward in Redding, California came to the rescue. Including dear sisters from the Relief Society who visited me. I felt such love, devotion and a sense of belonging from these kind members. I also realized that the love and kindness shown to our family in a time of need was truly the work of the Lord. This was the beautiful beginning to a wonderful life of church membership.

How I live my faith

As a family history consultant, I love working with others in my ward and teaching them how to research their family history. I have also had experiences working with others outside of my faith to help them make family connections as well.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is a blessing to those who are a part of it. Sisters become devoted to each other through service to both each other and those around them. Being a member of this organization has been such a blessing to me. As a mother of two children with health needs, I have been served over the years by women who have visited me, buoyed me up, and blessed my life through concern and kind acts. One sweet Relief Society President took the time to visit me at a particularly discouraging time and let me literally cry on her shoulder giving me council and a cheerful message of hope. I have also had sisters give me notes of encouragement and friendship which has truly been a blessing. Relief Society is more than just an organization, it has the membership of angels on earth who are followers of Christ in both actions and deed. Show more Show less