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Hi I'm Ilo Anderson

I grew up on a small farm in Southern Alberta. My wife and I received our call to serve in the Baltic Mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second youngest of six children. My wife and I have 8 children and 4 grandchildren. I grew up on a small farm and was taught the importance of work at an early age. I worked as a plumber before starting a career working for the Provincial Government. My wife and I both retired at the end of January 2015. We felt a need to serve others. We have just received an assignment to serve a mission in Latvia starting in September 2015. I am looking forward to serving the people in this area.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon but I still needed to gain my own testimony of the church. I read the Book of Mormon and then prayed about this sincerely wanting to know if it was true. I can not describe the feeling that I received. I knew without any doubt it was true. I find by living the teachings of the church I have found great joy and happiness in my life. I have testimony that Jesus is the Christ. I know he came to this earth and gave His life so that each of us might have eternal life. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that he saw God the eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I know God hears and answers our prayers. I know from my personal experience that if you read the Book of Mormon and pray to Heavenly Father He will confirm to you the truthfulness of this book and His church. I am thankful for my testimony and for my membership in the church.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the church all of my life. Over the years I have had many opportunities to serve. I worked with youth which I really enjoyed. I learned much from the youth. They have great leadership skills. I have been involved in planning activities. some activities were for small groups while others were for the entire congregation. One thing in common was we always had an enjoyable time and enjoyed each others company. I also make monthly visits to assigned families cheching on their needs.This is one way to watch over the members. I also enjoy going out with our missionaries to visit those who want to learn more about our church.