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Hi I'm Anna

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, I'm a nursing student at Arizona State University, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently going to nursing school at Arizona State University, and loving it! I have always been so interested in learning about the human body and the miracle of life. In addition to this, I've also had a huge desire to serve others and be a friend for people when they are having a hard time. My interest with the human body and my desire to serve meshed together and I decided that being a nurse is the perfect profession for me. I'm also minoring in family and child development, hoping to learn a few things that I can take with me into my own home and family. My greatest ambition (and yes, it is an ambitious role), is to be a stay-at-home mom. I want to instill within my future children the desire that I have to learn and the desire that I have to love. For the past nine years, I have been very involved in music, another one of my interests. I have played in orchestras for quite some time and I have given and taken private lessons for the last couple of years. I truly believe that the spirit can reach people through music and I want to continue using my musical talents to bless the lives of others and bring them closer to our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and was baptized when I was 8 years old. I don't feel like I truly became converted until later in life. I went through a time before my true conversion when I didn't want to be a part of the church. Despite my stubborn attitude towards the gospel, my mother and my sister worked with me tirelessly. There were also so many friends that made me want to be a better person. When I was 14, I received a huge trial in my life and I had no idea where to turn. The advice of these people to "pray" and "read your scriptures" were coming into my head and I was willing to try anything to get through this trial. So, after years of working with me, I finally listened to these people and I prayed and read my scriptures. The things I prayed and read about testified to me that God loves me, even though I can be stubborn and unwilling to know Him better. Through my trial, He was there with me, and I could almost feel a heavenly hug. My conversion story is not a single event where my prayers were answered during a trial, but a series of trials and tests that have been and are still being given given to me. Through every one, I have received the comfort of angels and gained a deeper testimony of the gospel. This is the actual church of Jesus Christ on the earth in these days. I have felt the spirit manifest it to me so many times. I know that this church contains a fullness of the gospel and I know that we are on this earth to be tried and tested in order to learn how to lean on the Lord. I know that He is always there for us. He suffered in Gethsemane for our sins and thus created a way for everyone to reach eternal exaltation with God and their family. To me, the truthfulness of the gospel shows me how loved I am. Christ was willing to suffer and die for me so that I, a stubborn girl, could reach eternal happiness. For this act of love I am eternally grateful and in return I will spend the rest of my life serving God what He would have me do.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday with other young, single adults. I am a chorister, which means I lead the music in one of our three meetings. In addition to this calling I have, I am a visiting teacher, someone that visits other girls in the area and gives them a message specifically chosen for that month by church authorities. In addition to these callings, the church has called every member to be a missionary. Because of this call I am trying to make an effort at least every week to bring someone closer to our Heavenly Father. This can come in small ways such as being a friend or example, or in larger ways, inviting someone to church events or lessons.