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Hi I'm Anna Medina

I am half Uruguayan, half Utahan. I play the harp, I love people, and I am a Mormon

About Me

A little about me... I never know what to write for these things. My name is Anna, which means grace but I am the exact opposite of someone that's graceful. I grew up in a house with two older brothers and one younger brother, all of which are incredibly larger than me. Consequently, I am not a very delicate girl. I like to play football, and wrestle, and play power rangers from time to time, that is how I was raised. The girly, more refined side of me, loves music. I began playing the harp when I was 7 years old and since then I have taught myself piano. I teach harp lessons, and play in orchestras, and that is my passion. I prefer to listen to soundtracks from movies rather than whatever is popular on the radio. I love people. I thrive off of people, and talking to people, and learning how they see the world, and hearing the experiences that have made them into who they really are. My favorite thing in the world is to meet new people. I see all the beauty in the world, some people call it naïve, I call it perspective. I think we live in a beautiful world, and I won't go a day without seeing something that impresses me, or something that makes me smile. I believe that life is not meant to be lived frowning, so I choose to live mine smiling. AND! I am now serving in the great TEXAS MCALLEN MISSION! I love every minute of it!

Why I am a Mormon

At a young age my parents got a divorce and this caused great turmoil in my family. Many hardships came from this included my dad falling away from the church, leading my two older brothers, whom I love and admire greatly, to also fall away from the church. It was hard on me as my family began to split apart in every aspect. No longer did we all live together, no longer did we all go to church together, no longer did I want to follow in the footsteps of my older brothers. The choice was mine and I chose to be a Mormon, and a sister, and a daughter. I am a Mormon because I know that I am apart of the only true and living gospel on this earth today. I know that there is no worldly experience, or possession, or idea out there that will ever give me the same true joy as being a part of this church does. I know that being a member of this church today is that same as walking beside Jesus Christ and his disciples as he taught the truthfulness for the first time, and it is the same as returning to live with him in heaven. I know that my father in heaven loves me unconditionally, and I want to do everything in my power to make him proud. I am His daughter, and am Jesus Christ's sister, and that is why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have been a member my entire life, but that hasn't always been easy. My senior year of high school I struggled a lot in knowing what I really believe. It wasn't until I had a semester of college away from home where I gained a real understanding of the truthfulness of the gospel. I love it and I live it more fully in this past year of my life that I have for the other 18 years of my life. In my ward now I am a ward missionary. As a ward missionary, I have two companions and together we go out and teach lessons to the less active members in our ward that allow us to come over. It has been an incredible rewarding calling for me. I have grown to love talking about the things I know to be true and trying to help those who have gotten confused with what they believe. I am 19 years old and I have decided to go on a mission and I will be leaving soon, now longer will I be a ward missionary, but I will be a full time missionary for our Lord in heaven. I will preach His word as I join the army of God.