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Hi I'm Anne

I'm from Utah. I love ASL, music, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 5 siblings, 12 nieces and nephews, and many cousins. I recently graduated from high school, started working, and received my mission call. I'm the 3rd one of my siblings to serve a mission, and I've been assigned to the California Anaheim Mission preaching the gospel in American Sign Language. I'm so excited to serve my mission in the same state as my dad and increase my knowledge and love of ASL/Deaf culture! I took 4 years of ASL in high school, and I plan to get my degree in ASL interpreting. However contradictory it may seem, I also love music-with a particular focus on piano and voice. I also enjoy all things theater, whether it be performing on stage, under the stage, backstage, or watching from the audience.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the church for several generations. One of my great-great-great grandfathers was converted shortly after the church was organized, and many of my ancestors came across the plains with the Mormon pioneers and helped to settle Utah. However, I also have many ancestors that are newer converts. One of my great-grandfathers came to Utah with his family from England at the age of 8 shortly after they were baptized. However interesting my ancestor's stories are, my immediate family's service in the church is more important to me. I truly believe I have the best parents in the world! They are so faithful and I couldn't have asked for better role models! Ever since I was little, they have taught me to love and serve God above all else. But I'm not a Mormon because that's what I've been taught all my life. I'm a Mormon because I have studied and read the Book of Mormon and the principles the Church teaches and asked my Heavenly Father through prayer if it was all true, and I received confirmation that it was. And I'm proud to say that I am not a blind follower, but a true believer and disciple of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I've spent the last 6 years of my life serving as a youth leader, and I love the youth in my ward so much! Even though the system has moved me into the adult classes, I don't want to leave the youth program and I'm staying there as long as I possibly can. I was recently called as ward chorister, which means I get to wave my hand to lead the congregation in song every Sunday. Its very different sitting at the front of the chapel looking at everyone, instead of being among them for Sacrament Meeting.