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Hi I'm Annie

I'm a student at BYU, a good friend, a prospective missionary, and proud to be a Mormon!

About Me

I'm spontaneous, fun-loving, and happy! With me, ANYTHING can turn into an adventure, including, but not limited to, climbing stairs and checking books out at the library. My favorite color is pink, and my favorite print is Cheetah. I absolutely love to laugh, and a sense of humor is something I seek out in others socially. I love being in the sun (swimming, running), reading in my hammock, and updating my blog. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) is my life, and I'm very passionate about sharing it with others, which is why I will be serving as a full-time missionary in a few short months!

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't always have as strong a testimony of the gospel as I do today, and I certainly wasn't interested in serving a mission. I wasn't sure if there really was a God, as I had difficulty feeling the Spirit that so many people talked about. During my sophomore year in high school, I was having a really hard time, and I turned away from God. I stopped praying, and I stopped reading the Book of Mormon. I kind of forgot how it felt to have joy. One particular night, the pain was unbearable, and I had a feeling that I should open my scriptures, which was strange, because I hadn't opened them for months. But the feeling wouldn't go away, so I flipped them open to a random page. It turned out to be Alma 36:16-21, which is about Alma the younger's conversion. He was feeling so guilty about his past sins, and he described them as "the pains of a damned soul". Once he remembers his father's teachings about Jesus Christ, and turned back to Christ he was "harrowed up by [his] sins so more [...] and oh how exquisite was [his] joy". This passage described perfectly how I was feeling, and gave me clear directions of how to get back to that exquisite joy. Because of that experience, I know I am loved by a very real and living Heavenly Father. He is mindful of me, and He is mindful of everyone. I know that He sent that message to me because He truly cares what happens to me in my life. I know without a doubt that I am not alone, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. This knowledge changed my life, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and strive to live it in every way that I can. I love sharing the joy that this Church has brought me with everyone, and try to be an example to those I come in contact with. My favorite feeling is that I've been successful in bringing more meaning to someone's life. Two of my best friends are not Mormons, but because they are a part of my life, and the Church is my whole life, they know quite a lot about what it means to be Mormon, and they respect and admire that. Sharing the light of Christ brings happiness that simply cannot be described in words.