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Hi I'm Ani

I am a college student. I love to run and play the cello. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up the only girl in a family of five boys and have been immensely blessed by parents who have taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. I just finished up my first year of college and I love to swim, bike, run, hike, and play the cello. Running and music are one of my outlets and I have found great enjoyment from those things. As much as I love my family and my hobbies, I love my Savior and this gospel enough to leave these things behind for 18 months to serve a mission and teach people about the gospel that has brought me happiness and peace in Nashville, Tennessee.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have found peace and joy in and through the gospel, even in the most difficult of times. I was raised and taught the gospel, but that doesn't mean that I was born ready to serve a mission and bear my testimony. I had to figure out if this gospel was for me. There was a time that I struggled to decide if this church and the teachings of the gospel through its leaders were really true. I had to decide if this was really going to be a part of my life. I found though, that Heavenly Father's plan is not only important to understand for this life, but that it will aid us through every difficulty in life. I am grateful for the knowledge of the Atonement of Jesus Christ so that we can be healed from every sin and transgression and heartache and pain and imperfection and everything that ails us. I remember one time, I was standing at the viewing of my aunt who had passed away from a brain tumor, leaving 6 children and a husband behind. It was incredibly sad, but I felt very strongly in that moment that the teachings of this church were true and that death does not signify the end, but that there is much more beyond this life and I was grateful for the promise that we will be able to see our family again.

How I live my faith

I have been able to serve in my ward to help plan activities for the young women my age so that we can grow closer together and ultimately closer to God. I have also had the opportunity to serve with music and play the cello in church. I am grateful to be an instrument in God's hands with my instrument to help others feel God's love for them through music in church settings. I also love serving others and strive (even though I often fail) to be a disciple of Jesus Christ to lift and serve others.