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Hi I'm Anne-Marie Wieland

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I enjoy doing activities in the outdoors, playing piano, and painting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student who loves to keep herself busy and participate in service opportunities. I love to run, teach, and paint and have volunteered in many organizations where my skills can be applied. Piano is another one of my passions that I am so grateful my parents gave me the opportunity to pursue. I come from a large family and we love to do things in the outdoors. We cross country ski, we hike, bike, run, boat, fish, etc. It feels great to breathe in the fresh air, and get exercise with the ones you love. I enjoy cooking and am always trying new recipes from Nutella filled peanut butter cookies to asparagus mushroom stir fry. You name it, and I'll make it! Currently I am scheduled to serve a mission in Fukuoka Japan for the next 18 months. I am extremely excited! To pass the time until my departure I exercise, paint, read books, babysit, and work part-time at a dental office.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me joy. I am not bound by past sins, or heart ache. I am free through Christ's Atonement, and can live everyday trying to be a better person. I have knowledge of why I am here, where I am going, and what I need to do to live with my Heavenly Father again. This is comforting, and everything in my life can fall into that eternal perspective. This is the gospel of love, and every time I go to church I can feel that love from those around me and from my Heavenly Father. Our purpose here is to live righteously so we can return to live with Him again. I am a Mormon because families are eternal when we enter into covenants with God in the temple. I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and its truths may be centuries old but still ring true today. This is the gospel of peace, of happiness, and of hope for a better future.

How I live my faith

In college I was the relief society first counselor and helped the girls feel loved. I enjoyed getting to know the girls I visited, and being able to teach them in classes. I participated in meetings regarding each girl's attendance and how their individual lives were going. We were God's hands in these girls lives and we looked to serve them. We are all growing our faith together, and it is extremely rewarding to be surrounded by people who are also striving to do the same thing.