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Hi I'm Ann Lee

Born in the Netherlands, grew up in Utah, joined Mormon Church at the age of 9. Served a mission. Now live in Hawaii.

About Me

I am a mother of two adopted children (17 yr - boy) and(13 yr - girl). My family is very diverse, I'm white, my husband is Chinese and my children are Polynesian. I have lived in different parts of the country and served a mission in the Netherlands and Belgium. My husband and I meet at church. My favorite hobbies are reading, writing, crafts and music. I wish I was good at them, but I keep trying. I love to swim. I married late in life, which gave me many experiences that I can share with my family and friends. In church I have taught youth most of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Church of Jesus Christ. He is my Savior. I have learned that he loves and is there for me and those I love at all times, if we just open our hearts. That doesn't mean that we never have challenges or disappointments, but with the Lord's help we can get through anything. He has guided my life and helped me in raising my children. When I'm not sure how to handle a situation he is there with an answer for me, if I will open my heart. He sends his answer through someone else, or something I read in the scriptures or a book, or just a thought that comes from a past experience. I know that God lives that Jesus is the Christ and died for us and that I cannot imagine living my live without them in my life. I am grateful for living Prophets that guide us in these Latter-Days. With the world today I am glad that God speaks to his living prophets and helps me through my life

How I live my faith

I teach High School youth. They amaze me by their faith and understanding of the gospel. Our family holds family home evening every week. That is where we share a gospel message and plan our calendar for the week and month. We sing songs and have family prayer. We try everyday to remember what good things happened to us during the day. At the end of the day, before family prayer we express one thing that was good that day. It can be anything from an amazing event to getting to school on time. It is interesting what comes up. We also try to do service to others. We have helped a new mother by watching her children, helped on older lady with organizing her kitchen and somethings just taking in food to a family in need. In the past I have taught the gospel to all ages from 2 years old to adults. I love teaching the words of Christ to others and see the light in their eyes. I have helped organize conferences for youth and Young Adults.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Ann Lee
Because God is a just God and not everyone had the opportunity to fully understand and hear the gospel they will have that opportunity in the next life. Jesus Christ taught those that had passed on before his birth while in the spirit world. When he baptize for those who have gone before, doesn't mean that they have to accept the baptism that still can choose to join or not. God doesn't force anyone to join his gospel it is always a choice that each individual must make, but he will give everyone the opportunity to make that choice Show more Show less