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Hi I'm Annie

I grew up in California. I'm studying to be a doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm attending college Utah, and man do I miss good Mexican food and the California beaches. I play the piano, cello, and organ, and in high school I was involved with my school's orchestra, cross country team, and student leadership. I love traveling, anywhere from New Zealand to Spain, book me a plane ticket and I'm there! I love making music, listening to music, and watching live music. At the end of the day, though, what really makes me happy is sitting down at the dinner table with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I stayed in the church because I knew it was true. For years and years of my life, I had been taught precious gospel doctrines and taken them for granted. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I realized how lucky I was to have a knowledge of where I came from, what my purpose is on earth, and where I'm going when I die. Every time I go to church, I feel peace and comfort. One experience that helped me to gain a testimony of the church was the conversion of two of my best friends. As freshmen in high school, they both were interested in the church, but their parents were very opposed to them going to the church, let alone being baptized. My two friends, however, remained steadfast in their testimony of the church. They knew it was true, so nothing else mattered. They were great examples to me of what it meant to have a testimony. Although they did not know everything, they knew enough, and they had faith. As I watched the hardships that they experienced with their families over the next few years, I asked myself if I believed it as much as they did. Any doubts I had were dispelled as I watched two teenagers make major changes to their lives because of their testimonies of the gospel. Four years later their families allowed them to get baptized. I had the opportunity to speak on the Holy Ghost at one of their baptisms. The Holy Ghost will comfort us in times of trials, as I saw with my two friends, and the Holy Ghost will bear witness to you of the truthfulness of the gospel message, as I experienced myself through years of church meetings. I am a child of God, and he has a divine purpose for every single one of His children. Because He sent his son, Jesus Christ, we can all return to our Heavenly Father someday. We have living prophets on the earth today, just like there were in the times of Adam and Noah and Moses. The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ and His gospel, and was translated by Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

In high school, I had leadership roles in my youth group. I helped to organize activities that would bring me and the other girls closer. I also served on a youth committee, where we planned large events for the youth in the city. I also had the opportunity to play the organ for our congregation's meeting services. I had never played before, so this took some practice, but it was great for me to learn something new and use my musical talents to help out in church.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Mormon missionaries proselyte because they have an incredibly joyful message to share with the world. When Christ was born, angels were sent to declare good tiding of great joy. Today, missionaries proselyte to continue sharing that message of a Living Christ with the world. When you have something wonderful that brings you joy and happiness, you want to share it with the world. Missionaries proselyte because the message of the gospel will bring joy and salvation to those who accept it. Show more Show less