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Hi I'm Anne

I'm the youngest of seven children, grew up on a farm, love my family, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Anne and I'm the youngest of 7 kids. I've lived in the same house my entire life until this past year when I moved out to college. Both of my parents attended college and are now retired. I grew up on a farm so I know how to work. I love reading and spending time with family and friends. I have played the piano for ten years and love how peaceful and comforting it is to me. I love to sing, and for a few years I also played the violin. In high school I danced for many years and loved it! I was a member of my high schools student council. I love the beach and going on vacations, seeing the world. I also love interacting with all types of people because everybody's stories are so fascinating to me! I want to travel the world one day, but right now am going to school and preparing to serve a mission to Guatemala in April!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love this gospel! I was born into an LDS family and so I've been blessed to have the gospel around me my whole life. However, in my teen age years I decided that I wanted to find out for myself if it was true! I decided to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and pray about what it is teaching me! Throughout reading the book, and praying to know if it was true or not, I felt confirmation after confirmation of it's truth and knowledge. I have a testimony of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is my older brother and I'm very lucky to have such an intimate relationship with him! I know that he is there for me when ever I need him. I know that he came down to the earth and died for me so that I can one day return to live in his, and my Heavenly Father's, presence. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel and is a true prophet of God. I know that the current Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, is a true and lviing prophet and he can get guidance for us in our day! I love this church and I am so grateful for all the blessings it has offered me! I continue following this gospel because I know how happy it has made me, and I know the blessings that I will gain from staying righteous and living the gospel as fully as I can! I love this church and am so grateful for it! These and many other reasons are why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have been an active participant of the LDS faith my whole life. Growing up I was the president over a group of young women my own age. We all really became great friends and helped each other grow stronger in the faith. Currently I am the ward chorister and I love this as a calling. I also participate in an activity called Visiting Teaching. I go and visit girls who have become my friends, and other girls come and visit me. We have become protectors of one another and we are always there to help each other out. That's why I love being a Mormon because everybody is so friendly and willing to help and give support.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Anne
Mormons dress modestly. In a young women's group I learned how to check myself to be sure that I was being modest. We would repeat the children's rhyme "Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." We would touch our head and in the process make sure that our tummy wasn't sticking out, we would then touch our shoulders and make sure that they were being covered by our clothing, we would then reach down to touch our knees and make sure our shorts were long enough and then finally reach down to our toes to be sure that our shirt (as girls) were modest up to. This really helped me understand what Mormons believe to be modest. So by following these standards, being modest, we attend chuch in nice clothing. This usually means a dress/skirt for girls, and then a shirt, tie, and slacks for men. Also we celebrate all the usual holidays for the places we live in such as Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Birthdays etc. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Anne
Mormons believe that families can live together. We believe that once this earth life is over we will be able to live with our families for eternity as long as we are righteous in heaven. This promise is so comforting and I am very grateful for the knowledge that I can life with my family for ever! Show more Show less