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Hi I'm Annika

I grew up in Northern Utah. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for my whole life.

About Me

I am from Northern Utah. I am in college and am studying Dietetics. I love outdoors activities such as hiking, swimming, running, and kayaking. I grew up with my family as a Mormon. I am preparing to serve a full time LDS mission in the New York, New York North Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been Mormon for a long time. I grew up going to church and learning the gospel at church and at home. I have learned for myself that this church is true through prayer. I have had a deep desire to know the truth and do what the Lord wants me to do. I have read scriptures, read and listened to talks by general authorities, and like I said before I have prayed. I have felt my Heavenly Fathers love for me and for people around me. I know that He is pleased with us when we strive to follow His commandments and to follow Him. I know that when we pray He will answer. I often don't get a crazy big answer, I have to listen and when I strive to listen I can feel Christ's love and understand what I need to continue on with my life. I know that God loves all of us and that if you trust him and sincerely desire to know truth he will answer you and help you find truth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best I can in everything I do. I work hard at school and at church. I pray and strive to understand and follow what the Lord wants me to do. I do acts of service through my church. I also teach when I am asked to sub. I visit girls in our church group and get to know them and be there friends. I love connecting with people and loving them for who they and feeling God's love for them as I spend time with them. I also live my faith by reading scriptures and studying what prophets have taught. I do my best to become the best me I can be. I know that through Christ I can be more than I could ever be on my own.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Not all Mormon's have to serve a mission. I am preparing to serve a mission myself. I prayed a lot before decided to serve a mission. I am serving this mission because I love the Lord and his Gospel and I want to share it. I have been called to the New York, New York North mission. I honestly would never have thought that is where I would need to be. I know that the Lord is sending me to this mission because that is where I am needed specifically. I know that with the Lord's help that I will be able to serve and touch the lives of those I meet while on my mission. I am excited to serve the people of New York. Show more Show less