Anna was born and raised in Ewa Beach on the island of O’ahu. She enjoys basking in sunlight because, to her, it feels like a big hug from God. She really loves to spend her time using her creative gifts to bless others, whether it be through sharing her poetry, planning events, painting/crafting, taking photos, mailing letters to people, or singing.
The Lord brought Anna to One Love in February 2018 when she was a junior at Kapolei High School. During that time, she was the President of her high school Bible club and would bring all her friends with her to church. Every Sunday, their club would eagerly fill the front row of the sanctuary just to hear the sermon (and, of course, to get hugs from Papa Waxer). She was then invited to come on staff in July 2020 to serve as the Media Coordinator. She was 19 years of age when she was hired, and though working for the church felt like a daunting task then, she has since grown into her role and has learned to love Christ and her church more deeply.
One of her favorite Bible verses is Zephaniah 3:17, “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” This verse reminds her that the Lord’s love actively causes Him to pour out unceasing affection by delighting in us, singing over us, and moving on our behalf in every season of our lives.