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Hi I'm Anna Rockwood

I grew up in California, I'm an artist, a jewelry maker, the oldest child in a family of 11, and I am proud to say I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Anna, and I love to be creative in any way I can find. I enjoy making jewelry in my spare time, especially when I can style it to match a certain outfit, I find it fun to dress up. I am the oldest of nine children, one of which is already in Heaven, and I hang out with my sisters all the time, they are my best friends. I have been homeschooled for most of my education, and I really liked it a lot. I am now a student at BYU Idaho college and I absolutely love it there, my favorite parts are the dances and special spirit there. (It really is a wonderful place, although I haven't been there for the winter semester yet so I haven't seen it all.) I just started working with a program that packages food and gives it to the needy, I really like working hard, it makes me feel good, like I am accomplishing something worthwhile. I am about to head out on a mission to Chile, and I am so excited!! (A little nervous too though, it is so far away!) I am 5'10, tall like my Dad, and I really enjoy my height, it is useful in many situations. (Although it is sometimes hard to find tall enough guys to dance with, that is always a struggle.) Something interesting about my family is that it is all built by adoption. After I was born my Mom couldn't have any more kids so we have slowly been making additions to our family. I love my family more than anything else in the world, and although we have faced many trials it has only made us stronger.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member my entire life, and to be honest I don't really remember much about my baptism at age 8, but I have grown to love this church so much, it gives me real peace, a sense of calm in such a confusing, crazy world. This church makes me happy, not because it is easy, but because it is true. It teaches me to put action behind my faith, to not just talk about what I believe, but to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. This is a religion that doesn't want you to blindly follow, but to ask, seek, and find, to work for knowledge, education, and learning. It encourages you to be your best self, to go after what is really most important, and keep it for eternity. For me, my family is the most important thing in my life, and because I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we can be together forever, and I would never want it any other way. I am an active member of this church because I know it is Christ's church, and I want to follow Him in every way I can.

How I live my faith

I have lived in the same ward, or congregation, for most of my life, and I love the people in it. When I was younger, from 12-18, I attended a class during church called Young Women's, it was basically Sunday school, and it was one of my favorite times at church. I really like singing the hymns, both at church and any where else, it brings the Holy Spirit so fast and it provides a comfortable environment for my thoughts. I often sing hymns when I want to figure something out or when I feel very happy, it is one of my ways to feel closer to Heavenly Father. When I started going to BYU Idaho in 2015 I was nervous that it would be hard or that I wouldn't fit in, but I shouldn't have worried, the people there were very welcoming and I enjoyed my time there. I have found that it is that way all over the Church of Latter Day Saints, the doctrine and principals are the same, which is a nice stable foundation for the rest of my life, wherever I may be at the time.