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Anna: England, Essex, anti, author, conversion, opposition, Mormon.

Hi I'm Anna

About Me

I'm a mum of three lovely daughters, I work for a legal charity and I'm also a writer.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14 I started going to an evangelical church and became a Christian. But although others around me had deep spiritual experiences, I could never really feel in touch with God. When I was 19 a friend told me that she had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had always been taught that the Mormon religion was a cult, and not really Christian. I bought anti-Mormon books and began a campaign against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I distributed flyers, printed an anti-Mormon book, and gave talks. I married a Vicar and my husband supported my efforts. However over the years the more I discovered about the LDS Church, the more I wished my church was like it. I saw that my own faith didn't measure up to that of the Mormons I had met. After some time I began to feel guilty about what I was doing. I called the missionaries and apologised for persecuting them. The missionaries challenged me to pray and ask God what He would have me do. When I did I felt a sudden rush of knowledge and certainty and love and peace. I knew that I had known for years that it was true, and that the person I had been trying to convince otherwise all this time was myself. I had the sort of spiritual experience I had been longing for since I was 14. Since that time I have felt the Holy Spirit guiding me each day, and have finally been able to know God in such a wonderful way. I was interviewed for baptism by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I still enjoy visiting other churches, but I don't feel the spirit there the way I do in the Church of Jesus Christ, and I know where God wants me to be, and what He wants me to do.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means serving others in many different ways. It really stretches your abilities and it can be hard work! I have led the organisations for the children and young women, taught adult Sunday School classes, and represented the Church in our community.