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Hi I'm Annie

I lived in Japan, Utah, and Indiana. I went to BYU-Idaho. I love to travel. I'm on a mission in Taipei, Taiwan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Japan, and have lived in Utah and Indiana. I got my Associates Degree in General Studies at BYU-Idaho in 2015, and will shortly serve in the Taipei, Taiwan mission for a period of 18 months. My family will move to Missouri while I am on my mission, so it will be interesting to come home to a different house.I will be attending BYU when I get home in July 2017. I love to travel. I have been to China, England, and shortly Taiwan along with Japan and various states in the U.S. I come from a family that loves to travel. The majority of them have been to many places across the globe, especially my grandpa (who has been to 53 countries) and my parents. I love spending time with my family and friends. They mean a lot to me. The gospel means a lot to me to, and has played a very important role in my life. It has brought my family and many neighbors together. I don't know what my life would have been like without it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has lived the gospel for many generations. Many ancestors from many nations have given up everything for this gospel, even if it meant leaving their comfortable lives in their home countries and immigrated to a strange new land to join the saints in the Salt Lake Valley. Many of them have loved ones buried in the ocean or along the trails of America because of their love for Heavenly Father, His Beloved Son Jesus Christ, and their gospel. They wanted to live the gospel with the other saints from around the world in order to live in an environment where everyone was striving to become good, faithful servants to God. That environment is called Zion. My ancestors love for the gospel has passed down in my family for almost 200 years. I can see why they, as well as the rest of the members of the church, sacrificed so much for this gospel. Growing up, I would attend church in a neighborhood full of Mormons. We lived close to a church building, so I would be going to church with my neighbors and friends from school. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. My ward congregation family is second to my immediate and extended family. They have helped raise me-they taught me gospel standards, helped provided fun memories, and raised me in a righteous environment. Without being able to go to church and as well as do activities with the people of my ward congregation every week, I don't know if I would have been who I am today. The gospel has provided me great protection, knowledge, understanding, and love that is incomparable to anything else in this world. My testimony of God and His Son Jesus Christ, the main focus of this gospel, is the main reason as to why I am a Mormon. My love and dedication for them causes me to be a good member of this amazing church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my faith by doing the small and big things daily. Being active and obedient in the church helps. Small things including going to church, keeping the commandments, serving others, reading scriptures, saying prayers, fasting, paying tithing and supporting church leaders help with the bigger things, such as serving in church callings, going to the temple, and serving others in bigger roles. By doing these things daily with the right attitude and purpose to love and serve God, I am able to live my faith. I will be going on a mission soon to Taipei, Taiwan, and these things have helped me prepare for this great task.