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Hi I'm Ann

I home school my children, own & operate a restaurant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

They say, I 'grew up" in the Church. My husband and I are the parents of 3 sons, and I'm blessed being able to be a stay at home Mom. I love to read and learn about history and how things came to be. I'm currently working on studying the Great Books of the Western World. I teach a "Freedom Project" class to learn about the history of America.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were adamant that I learned to read and read well, so they tell me they taught me to read at age 3. Because of this early ability to read, I read the Bible and learned to love God and follow Jesus. I attended a Private Baptist School, their curriculum included memorizing a scripture a week. My parents also saw to it I memorized the names of all the books of the Bible. I was the only Mormon in the class! Even though I may be considered 'born in the Church" my decision to be a Member was my own and that decision is why I continue to be actively involved. I can't separate me, my life and my faith -they go hand in hand in all I think, say or do. The Holy Spirit has born witness to me that we must have continuing revelation, and that God is a God of order not chaos. He has a plan and a straight path to Him. Obedience to the principles of the gospel brings blessings and great peace in my life.

How I live my faith

As a young child I used to go up and witness every month in our Sunday Testimony Meetings. As a teen I served in the leadership of my youth classes, attended an early morning Seminary class in High School for 4 years, and served an 18 month Mission to Paris France when I was 23-24. I have served in many places throughout my life. I have helped all the teachers as the librarian, and I get to visit 3 women every month to discuss gospel principles and share faith promoting thoughts. Its been a joy being involved in organizing Church social events, serve with the women as a Sunday Teacher once a month, and I've also taught the teen Sunday school class. For two years I taught the young children under 12 as the Children's' Chorister helping them prepare for their annual Sunday Program. Currently, I am leading the weekly Adult Sunday School class where we discuss the Gospel Doctrine after a studying a scripture reading assignment during the week. We have lived in different places over the years, and the best is the feeling of 'coming home' whenever I walk into a different Mormon Church anywhere!

What is the Book of Mormon?

God loves his children, and he communicates with them individually, but specifically to all of them through prophets. This is why we have the Bible. But does God only speak to one group of people or many? This question is answered in the Bible itself when it frequently mentions other scripture which is not there as well as of other peoples. These records having been lost or excluded in the versions of the Bible used today is a problem. The Book of Mormon is a record kept by a branch of Israel which God told them to leave Jerusalem about 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. God led them through revelation to a new land and he told their prophets to keep a record of their journeying and their history. They prophesied about the coming of the Savior, his Birth, and his Crucifixion and the purpose of his life and mission. It also tells of the consequences of their obedience or rejection of the prophets and eventually to their destruction. We believe that the Book of Mormon was saved up and preserved for our day, when the world needs a second witness of Jesus Christ. It resolves the confusion about God, and his Son Jesus Christ. It explains the truths of the Gospel. Studying and praying about the principles taught in the Book of Mormon will enlighten and grow faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less