Devotional - Anne Papworth

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium
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Devotionals and Speeches
University Public Affairs

Anne Hendricks Papworth was born and raised in Rexburg, Idaho. After graduating from Ricks College, she served a mission in Oakland, California, and then completed a B.A. and M.A. at BYU, in Provo. She then worked as a professional writer and professor in upstate New York. In addition to her travels in the United States, she has been blessed to travel to 16 different countries. Proving that life loves irony, and despite all her travels, in 2000, Sister Papworth found herself back in her hometown of Rexburg, to teach in the English department. This decision has brought her both professional and personal happiness, as she met her husband, Jim, in this department. The day they married, Sister Papworth became a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. With her husband, seven sons, and soon-to-be 12 grandchildren, she has been blessed more than she ever imagined by that decision to return to Rexburg. Sister Papworth has served in the primary, Young Women’s organization, Relief Society, and Sunday School. Currently, she works with the Beehives in her home ward, where she is learning to speak in emojis and exclamation points. The faith and enthusiasm of these young women inspire her to find joy in every day.


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