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Hi I'm Annie

I'm a Wyoming country girl. I am serving a mission in Des Moines, Iowa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Annie. I love chocolate peanut butter and dancing in the rain. The first half of my life was spent growing up in the city, and the other half spent in the country. And I have been converted to the country life. I could not think of any other place as home. I am the oldest of six children, and, thus, have been an unpaid babysitter for about 80% of my life. My family is quite possibly my favorite part of what makes me who I am. I didn't know someone could have room in their heart to love eight people so completely, but I do. I've played the piano for 14 years, and love to sing and perform. I have attended two semesters at BYU-Idaho, one as a music major, one as a theater major. I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Des Moines, Iowa.

Why I am a Mormon

I love my story. My life has been an incredible ride so far, and the largest reason for that is because of this gospel. There were ugly, difficult things that happened in my life that should have been too hard to recover from. But because of the gospel and God's love for me as His child, I was healed and grew stronger than I ever could have been without my hardships. I have a firm testimony that Joseph Smith restored the gospel of Jesus Christ so that we can all be made stronger not in spite of our trials, but BECAUSE of them. I am so grateful for temples that make it possible for us to be with our families for all eternity. I know God loves His children more than our minds can even comprehend, and that He has provided a way for us not only to come back to be with Him, but to come back and be LIKE Him.

How I live my faith

As far as callings in the church, I have served in leadership positions for the young women in my ward from ages 12 to 18. I was asked to be a chairman for my stake's youth committee, where two representatives of the youth from each ward are asked to be on a committee to plan events and activities for the youth of the stake. In the ward I attended while at BYU-Idaho, I was asked to be the ward pianist. But positions in the church are not the only way I live my faith. Outside of church, I love going with my friends on Sunday nights to sing hymns at retirement homes and care centers with people who can't come to church every week. I love reading the scriptures and feeling the power and safety of their truth. I love going to the temple and feeling so close to my Father in Heaven.