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Hi I'm Annelie

I hail from Salt Lake. I'm a convert to the church and absolutely love the gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a new college student, trying to find out where my place is in this world. I'm a bit of a nerd: I perform in musicals and plays, and was co-captain of my high school debate team. I grew up in a split home with lots of different family issues, but I love every piece of my family and my story.

Why I am a Mormon

I investigated the LDS church for three years. Two of those years were waiting for the opportunity to become baptized, because in my heart, I knew the Lord wanted me to wait. I was baptized on July 5, 2014, and it has been the greatest decision I have ever made. Life as a nonmember was really really easy, and, especially living in Utah, it made me very unique. But, speaking as a member now, life with this gospel is beautiful. What I truly love about this gospel is that it is joyful. Everything is centered around love. You can be with the ones you love, and you never have to say goodbye. You can live a life full of second-chances. You, the broken, the bruised, the bleeding. No matter how broken you are, and unfixable you may think you are, Christ's atonement makes you whole, and perfect. What a heartbreaking joy that is: someone loved your scars enough that He kissed them away as He bled from every pore, so you could be happy. Not only that; Heavenly Father promises us much more. We can spend forever with the people we love most. There are no more goodbyes, no more tears. Why? Because God loves you. He loves us all with the love of a perfect father, one that gives rules, but never forgets and never abandons. That is why I am a Mormon. My testimony is small, my faith a seed, and my Spirit new, but the joy I gain from this gospel is beautiful, strong, and absolutely amazing.

How I live my faith

While I attended church for about four years, I wasn't a member for a long time, and just recently was able to get my first calling as a counselor in our women's group in my Young Single Adult's ward. I help assign visiting teaching and home teachers. I teach lessons on Sunday to the women of the ward, and work on being an example of Christ's love to the ladies I'm called to serve. I am also working on turning in my papers to become a full-time missionary.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Annelie
Out of all the titles the most powerful deity could have chosen to be called, He chose Father. This shows the importance of remembering that we are all God's children. We are all part of a bigger family than we could ever imagine. It allows us to love each other as He loves us: equally. Families love, serve, learn, and teach as a team. They experience the best of times and the worst of times, and often those times draw us closer together because they remind us of happiness. Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. What makes us happier than our families? Why else do we go to them for comfort in our darkest hours? It would only make sense that Heavenly Father wants the family to be strong, and loving, just as He hopes all His children will be strong, and love one another. Show more Show less