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Hi I'm Ann

I am a mother. I am a veterinarian. I blessed to be a Mormon.

About Me

While I grew up in a poor neighborhood that did not stop me from dreaming and hoping. Since I was seven years old I dreamed of being a wife, mom and veterinarian. None of these dreams came easily. I was told by doctors I would never have children. Attaining admission to veterinary medical school took years of study and work. I have loved every stage of my child's life participating as PTA (Parent Teacher Association) vice president, being a cub scout den mother, science camp leader, soccer mom and band booster. I love taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even rodents.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Roman Catholic and even attended parochial school. Being trained as a scientist it soon became evident to me that reading the Bible was key to following the life of Christ as we should. Seeking the gift of the Holy Ghost in all things I gravitated to the Southern Baptist faith. I loved the spirit in the worship services and Bible study. But found for many their Christianity was only in those places. I never met a Mormon who was not kind, hard working and full of the Holy Ghost. I read the book of Mormon despite the unrealistic fear of the general community that it is a cult. I scrutinized it as a scientist and realized I could find no fault. But I needed to pray to God with a sincere heart to have the truth revealed to me. I cannot imagine trying to be a veterinarian treating patients with only one book and without continued study. Nor can I be a Christian, a true follower of Christ, without continued guidance from Heavenly Father. All things coming from God are good. Everything I have learned from his Prophet and Apostles is good. God's knowledge is infinite. I believe that his only begotten son Jesus Christ atoned for our sins. I need to continue learning to be like him. The best way to do that is to obey the ten commandments. Pray always. Listen to the Holy Ghost's promptings and as with all things worth while study, learn, and practice.

How I live my faith

My current calling in our ward is a primary teacher. I love teaching the children every Sunday. I truly think I have learned more about the scriptures teaching them than they from me. Each child has their own special gift and insight. We read together, sing together, play together and learn together. My calling is a gift from Heavenly Father!

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We are all spirit children. We have entered this world not remembering our previous existence beyond the veil. We have been given a body and free will or agency. We must learn between good and evil. As we gain experience we become more like our Heavenly Father. We form families that may become eternal families. There is no "death do us part". Show more Show less