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Hi I'm Annette Upton

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the farm in southern Idaho, in the USA, picking rocks, changing pipe, and feeding all sorts of animals. I learned to play the piano at a fairly young age, and took up tennis when I was in high school. We were the smallest school in the state that had a tennis team, so we didn't win terribly often. I went to college, majoring in computer science through 3 university degrees, including a Ph.D. I taught computer engineering at the university level before moving to Oregon to take a fabulous job offer. I now continue to work at that same job, and I married Joe Upton in July 2012.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit has witnessed to me, on several occasions, that this is the gospel as taught by Jesus Christ when he ministered on the earth. God has spoken to me through the Spirit, also, to give me guidance as I've made important decisions in my life. He has also allowed the Spirit to give me comfort in times of difficulty and to assuage fears that I've never expressed aloud to anyone.

How I live my faith

Music is a large part of living my faith for me. In additions to playing the piano, I also learned to play the organ while in all those years of college. I now play the organ for my local congregational meetings each Sunday. Leaders and musicians are not paid in the LDS Church, so my many hours of practice represent an offering to the Lord and a service to the members of my congregation, enabling them to feel the Holy Spirit more fully and to worship their God--hopefully.