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Hi I'm Anna Johnson

I have grown up in Utah my entire life. I love reading and knitting and hope to work as a physical therapist. I'm a proud Mormon

About Me

I love reading and writing. I love the ability to create my own world or escape into another's. I also love to knit even though I'm a beginner, I just find it a calming past time. I plan to go into Physical Therapy to help children learn to understand their body's and to live a normal life. I grew up with a physical difficulty that made it hard for me to walk like other kids. Thanks to surgery and a lot of PT, I was able to get out of that and be able to walk semi-normally...Running's a different story though. I have thankfully graduated from high school and worked two jobs as I waited to leave for my mission. I love kids and their sweet innocence. They always seem to able able to see the truth and can tell it to you bluntly without seeming rude. I always love hearing what they have to say.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so I don't have some great conversion story to tell you but I can at least tell you why I stayed after all of these years. At first it was obviously because my parents told me to and I didn't know better than to just agree but as I got older, I began to gain my own knowledge and understanding of the church. I have gone through a lot of physical trials in my life and there were a lot of moments where I just wanted to stop understanding and just be angry. I did that for a longtime until I read the book of Job in the bible. His trials spoke so personally to me and humbled me so much. I felt God's love and desire for me to understand that things would get better for me and they did. I know that the Church is true. I know that God loves me as well as each and everyone of you. Both young and old, big and small, quiet and loud. I know that he will always be there to guide us and to give us support when we ask for it. I know that if you truthfully, and humbly, ask for help and seek diligently for answers, you will receive them and be able to find peace within yourself as you go about your life.

How I live my faith

I was the music coordinator for one of the classes in my ward. I was the one that picks the music that softened the hearts of the listeners and hopefully prepare them for the lesson to come. I was also a visiting teacher for one other sister in my ward and my companion and I tried to go once a month to see how she was doing. I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I get to go to Missouri Independence so if you live there keep an eye out.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Anna Johnson
There are absolutely no physical restrictions of any kind on what kind of man can receive the priesthood. As long as you are faithful and do your best to remain spiritually worthy of it, you may receive it. The only restrictions you can find about the priesthood are the ones you put on yourself Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Anna Johnson
This question is so hard to answer and yet so simple. Us women don't hold the priesthood because we don't need to. It is not a part of the Lord's plan and there is a very good reason for that. A good way I can explain it is like this: When a man and a woman are married, they become partners. They work together side by side to live out their lives as happily as possible. However, they both have different roles. The husband is there to support the family and allow it room to grow while the wife is there to nurture the family, give it the nutrients it needs, both physically and spiritually, to grow. The priesthood is there to help the husband, the father, the brother, to be that support. We, the wife, the mother, the sister, do not. Show more Show less