What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Ann

I'm an identical twin, a mother, grandmother and wife, but I'm especially grateful to be a child of God.

About Me

I'm an identical twin; I have wonderful memories of my childhood in the 50's and 60's. My mother taught us to love music and reading. She helped us realize the beauties of the world around us and that it didn't take money to have fun. I graduated with an associate degree in business administration, and have been a secretary all my life, whether working at home or in my husband's medical laboratory. I married my best friend over 40 years ago, and we have 4 children and 11 beautiful grandchildren. I love to play the piano, read, travel, and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was not active in the church, but my mother, extended family and a wonderful ward family helped me grow and develop a testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have seen personally the difference in life when we follow the pattern of living as taught by Jesus Christ, or when we live only by the precepts of men. Life is shallow and empty without the knowledge of the plan of salvation. My faith in Jesus Christ has helped me to understand the early death of my brother, and has given me a hope and expectation of a life after this earthly experience with my family and loved ones. The joys of this life are more brilliant when seen through eyes of faith, and the trials are made bearable through faith in our Savior. I am so thankful for our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness.

How I live my faith

I feel blessed to have lived long enough to learn that a testimony is a work in progress, and it never ceases to grow when we are involved in the Lord's work. I enjoy especially serving in the Primary, because there I see the tender innocence of children and how teachable our Heavenly Father wants us to be. I love home and visiting teaching because there we serve and love our brothers and sisters one by one. Now that we have reached the "retired" stage of life, I am enjoying being in the temple, and doing family history work. I am looking forward to Humanitarian service in Vietnam where I can learn to love and serve people of a different culture. We are all children of our Heavenly Father.