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Hi I'm Anna

I'm from Boston, Massachusetts. I'm a student. I love museums and books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. They are my best friends and I would not be who I am today without them. Right now I am a student in Utah. My whole life has been primarily focused on academics. I love learning new things that help me to better understand the world around me, whether that be biology or politics or anything in between. Besides my value in education, one of the most powerful things I believe is music. I love listening to and playing music. I have played piano for almost 15 years and find so much comfort in the familiarity of it.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was born, my family has always attended church every week and participated in all the Mormon activities. However, there came a time when I needed to come for myself. I had been taught about Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for me and needed to decide if that was what I believed and if the Mormon standards were how I wanted to live my life. When I was in junior high I read the Book of Mormon and took Moroni's challenge. I prayed to know if it was true. I wanted to know for myself so badly. As soon as I finished I knelt down and prayed to God. I asked if the book was true, if Joseph Smith had translated it and if it really testified of Christ. It felt like I had been sitting there waiting for an answer for hours. I finally decided to read Moroni 10 again. As I read I came to verse 6 which says, "nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is." At that moment, I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. I knew that Joseph Smith translated it. I knew that it testified of Christ and that He really did visit the Americas, as is told in the Book of Mormon. There was no need for a visitation from an angel or a vision of God. The simple truths spoke directly to my heart and I could not deny the power that I had felt.

How I live my faith

My faith has played an extremely important role in how I live my life. Not only in my moral standards but also in my habits and everyday life. In high school I was extremely active in the local youth group doing service within the congregation and the community. I also attended a religious class every morning before school which was just as hard as it sounds but even more rewarding. I routinely help organize events for youth and people of all ages to come together and serve, teach, and learn as people of faith. From the time I was 16 I participated in the youth group organization as more of a mentor and example to those younger than myself. It was an incredible experience to be an example to them and see their relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ, grow and mature. I try to the best of my abilities to live as Jesus Christ would and love those around me. I am not afraid to talk to others about my faith and the impact it has had on my life.