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Hi I'm Ann

I'm a wife, a mom, a grandmom, a former model and actress, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Virginia, and as a teenager was a foreign exchange student to South America. Later I studied in France. After marrying my husband we lived in Korea, and while raising our 3 children, we lived for nearly 8 years in England. I have loved the chance to live in all of these places and feel that this exposure has made my family very close to one another and very united, but also we love to learn about other people and cultures. It has helped me to see how much we have in common with people who live on the other side of the world. After my children were all in school, and while living in the U.K., I started modeling and acting. It has been great fun, challenging, and a chance to meet a wide variety of people and of course, who doesn't love to pretend to be someone else, even if only for a few hours? Now my husband and I are now retired and live far from the bright lights and big cities, but we are soon leaving to serve our church for 18 months as a senior missionary couple in Korea. What a thrill to return there after nearly 40 years and see all of the amazing changes that have taken place!

Why I am a Mormon

In the years since my mother, my sister and I were baptized, I have seen that living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and being committed to serving others, has produced a happy life. That does not mean there haven't been challenges, questions, problems and setbacks, but as I look back over my life, I see that I have been happiest and most at peace when I follow the commandments, and put my relationship with my Savior and my Heavenly Father first and foremost. Followed closely by my relationship with my husband and family. It sometimes sounds trite in this day and age, but this is where peace and happiness are to be found.

How I live my faith

When I was about 5, the LDS missionaries knocked on our door, and after many meetings, my mother embraced the teachings of the LDS church. My little sister, my mom, and I were eventually baptized, followed by 2 of my brothers. I have held many positions in the church, serving and teaching the children, the teenagers, and the "grown-ups" in our congregation. As I have lived and traveled throughout the world, I have sought out congregations of the Church, large and small, wherever we have been, and always marveled and been grateful that the welcome, the ready friendships, and the message is the same the world over. Whether it is in Delhi, Hanoi, Paris, London, or Manila, there is a ready community to join in and to serve and be served. What a blessing!

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Ann
Mormon women are as varied and different as can be imagined. However, I have noticed that the Mormon women I know are supported by one another. We share and confide and vent and help one another all the time. The LDS church has a women's auxiliary, called Relief Society, where we come together to learn, to share and to support one another. I feel an equal with my husband, with him supporting me in my goals and responsibilities, and with me supporting him as well. I know that together we are far more than the sum of two individuals, and I am so happy to say that our son and daughters have followed in our footsteps, finding mates that are mutually loving and supportive, and raising families who also find joy and fulfillment in being active and involved members of the LDS Church and also in their own communities. Show more Show less