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Hi I'm Anne Brasher

I'm a great grandmother, grandmother, mother, wife, sister and daughter. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I made my first quilt when I was 10 and I am still an avid quilter all these years later. I'm a gardner, cook, baker, seamstress,and soapmaking grandmother, who loves nothing more than to do this things with my children and their children. We have 7 children, 28 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. I went back to college when our youngest started school. It seemed important to get that degree. Now that we are retired empty nesters; together we serve in the temple, do Pilates and enjoy our grandchildren and our farm/ranch lifestyle. We weed, till, plant, water, grow and preserve a lot of our own food

Why I am a Mormon

My religion is the way I live. Its the reason I do what I do. Strange, unless you consider the most important thing in my life is my husband and our family. The Church helps me secure that family for time and throughout all eternity through the ordinances of the temple. We will return together to our Heavenly Father who created us.! That keeps me highly motivated. I know my Heavenly lives AND that He loves me--little old me, here in my work room, garden, kitchen. He is aware of me; my challenges, my weakness and I guess my strengths. I've never had a glorious light filled vision, but over a life time of living the gospel, I have seen His hand in the little things in my life. I have felt the promptings of the Spirit. I have had those quiet moments of peace when decisions are made. I've known what to say and when to say it. I've been protected. And my family has been protected. And I see Him in the big things too. One time, when I was discouraged beyond believe, sitting in the dark, feeling sorry for myself, I just said in kind of an out loud prayer, "I just can't do this anymore!" And immediately the Spirit spoke to my heart and said, "Oh yes you can! I know you can! You just have to figure out that you can." It was another reminder that He is absolutely aware of me and my struggles--not once a year, or even once a week--but every minute. He loves me, just like I love our children. He cares about me and wants me to succeed. My two favorite scriptures: "This is My work and My glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." and "Be still and know that I am God" Heavenly Father knows me and loves me. He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to atone for my sins. So I can return to Him. Joseph Smith is and was the prophet of the restoration of Christ's church on this earth. The Book of Mormon is the translated word of God. Thomas S. Monsen is God's prophet on the earth today. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

How I live my faith

Right now, in my church calling, I have the privilege of working with young people age 8 to 12. On Sundays I teach an Old Testament program to 12 boys and girls turning 10. The exciting thing I get to see is when these young people realize that these Old Testament stories can be a applied in their own lives. God loves them and has provided help and support for them. The scriptures are tools they will always have. Twice a month, we participate in an activity for girls age 8 to 12. We have 22 girls right now. This last week we divided the girls into two groups: Half of them did archery and half did canoeing. Then they traded. This time of year, when the weather is good, we try to do some outdoor type of things. Geocaching is next time and swimming is also planned. Making strawberry pie for their families is on this list because the strawberries are ready for us. The purpose of this church program is to expose the girls to activities they might not have an opportunity to do at home. We want them to find the things they love and realize what a wonderful world Heavenly Father has created for them. We also want to teach them very practically ways to serve. They also begin to learn how important good friends are in their lives and how to get along with them. My husband and I visit 3 couples every month by assignment: to be friends, and to encourage them. I visit 3 sisters on my own to accomplish the same purpose. We love these people we visit regularly and are very close friends. My husband and I are serving together in the Sacramento Temple. My husband is a sealer/ordinance worker. I am an ordinance worker and an office volunteer. We find ourselves in the temple at least twice each week. Our time in the temple may be considered service, but it is a time when we feel at peace and in harmony. It is a highlight of our week. Seeing our brothers and sisters draw closer to our Heavenly Father as we serve our ancestors is a spiritual high.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Anne Brasher
We are encouraged to learn about candidates and to vote. We are encouraged to participate in local communities. We we do NOT receive lists or suggestions about who we should vote for Show more Show less