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Hi I'm Maren Anderson

I like grape-flavored candy, short walks on the beach, and the Oxford comma. Oh, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hello, hello! I love silly puns and nerdy movies. I grew up in a very small town in Utah. I graduated from Snow College (an awesome two-year college). So far, I am thinking of going into Teaching English as a Second Language. That could change. We'll see. :) I have one wild older brother and two goofy younger sisters, and I love them all to pieces. I should probably also mention that my mom and dad are two of the most wonderful people I know (no biased opinions there). I have been called to serve in the Georgia Macon Mission. Am I excited? You're darn skippy I am.

Why I am a Mormon

Sometimes I have wondered what it would be like if I weren't a Mormon. I know plenty of kind and loving people who are not. And that's not to say that everyone who is a Mormon always displays good examples, either. We all make mistakes. We are here to learn. The truth is, whenever I wonder what it would be like to not be a Mormon, it seems like maybe my life would have fewer restrictions, so to speak. But I also think that I wouldn't be as happy--that something big would be missing from my life. This gospel is happiness. It provides us with faith, with hope. We are all being looked over by our loving Heavenly Father, and I know that He knows each of us personally. He knows our weaknesses. He knows our strengths. He knows our deepest, most inner desires. We can pray to Him anytime and anywhere, and we have the chance to return to live with Him someday. There will be no more pain and suffering. We can be eternally happy and be with our families again. Why would you not want to be a Mormon?

How I live my faith

I feel so blessed that I was able to grow up in this gospel. Ever since I can remember, my parents took all of my siblings and me to church each week. This gospel has definitely shaped me into the person I am today. I'm not perfect, goodness knows, but I enjoy trying to become better each day. I am a relatively quiet person most of the time, but I try to observe and follow good examples in my life, and I only hope that I, too, can be a good example for others.