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Hi I'm Annemarie

I love to sing and laugh. I'm a huge math nerd. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Ohio as an only child with a single mother. After much hard work and dedication on both of our parts, I made it into a great university in California. I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Earth Science - Geochemistry. I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Romania/Moldova Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not religious growing up, but my mother did teach me about Jesus Christ and God, as much as she could. When I was 11 yrs old, we were introduced to some wonderful families, who were all members of the Church, and who were willing to share their beliefs with us. After taking the discussions with the missionaries, my mother decided to get baptized. I did not quite know what was going on, but I knew that I didn't want to be alone while my mother went to church, so I decided to get baptized as well. Although I did not have to change my way of life much after joining the church because everything seemed so natural, I did see its impact in my mother and our family. We seemed to have more hope and understanding about life than we had before. After a couple years, when I was probably 14 or 15, I read the Book of Mormon completely by myself, and I followed Moroni's council by praying and asking Heavenly Father if what I had read was true. While kneeling and praying, I had a warm feeling rush over my entire body and my heart burned so strongly - I had received my answer and it was in the affirmative! I continued to remain strong in the Church and the Gospel, even when I went to college, which always seems like a hard time for young adults. I found so much joy while being at church and church activities, while hanging out with members and people who I knew shared my beliefs. I could tell that I was happier than my roommates and other friends at school - true happiness - because I knew my divine purpose in life and knew that I was not alone. Heavenly Father loves me. Jesus Christ has experienced exactly what I was going through. The Holy Ghost would stay with me and comfort me when I needed help. My faith in centered around the love God has for me and for every single person. We are ALL His children, and He cares for us!

How I live my faith

I love being a member of this church - it really is my life. I currently get to show my faith by serving a full-time mission in Romania for a total of 18 months. I have the opportunity to live in the beautiful country of Romania and share my faith and what I know to be true with such wonderful people. I have learned the language, and continue to learn it everyday, so that I can speak with everyone about Jesus Christ and His Gospel. This Church has truly changed my life, and I want to share it with every person I meet!

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Each missionary serves out of their own free-will and desire. They are not obligated to go; thus, they are volunteers. In addition to taking time out of their lives for 18-24 months, they also support themselves on their mission. Sometimes parents and families support the missionaries in their family, but most often the missionary has to pay for themselves. I saved money all throughout high school and college to support myself on my mission. Going on a mission has been a huge blessing in my life thus far, and I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! Show more Show less