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Hi I'm Julie

I am a 14th generation native Floridian. I love the outdoors, being with my family, and working in education and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 2, grandmother of 6, and wife of a wonderful man. Additionally, I am a teacher in the public school system and also an adjunct professor at the local community college. I love inspiring others and being young enough to truly enjoy my grandchildren and teaching them the values in life. I was raised on a ranch and enjoy horses, cows, chickens, etc. Being outside in the woods or just enjoying nature is what I love best. I really enjoy the beach and reading a book to the sound of the ocean waves is a favorite pasttime. My husband and I hunt, fish and enjoy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that He died for our sins and that because of Him we can have the opportunity to live eternally with our Heavenly Father. The Gospel enriches my life and has always been a cornerstone for me and my family. I know my Father in Heaven lives and He comforts me when I am down and is definitely there for me in my triumphs. I am so thankful to live in a land and in a time when I can choose to worship Him in the way He intended.

How I live my faith

There are many ways in which I live my faith. The Gospel is not just a "Sunday thing". The Gospel is part of me and my life and who I am. I try to live my life to the fullest and while doing so exemplify what would be a good representative of Heavenly Father and His teachings. I have served voluntarily in numerous capacities in the Church and love the callings I have had, whether working with children or adults. Serving others as is a way of life for me and my family..

How does the Church finance its operations?

Julie
This is one of the things I love so much about the Church. Any member who serves in any capacity in the church does so on a voluntary basis. So there is no overhead to pay anyone for service in the Church. All other operations are financed through tithes and other donations that members choose to make. While tithing is a commandment of the Lord, the Church does teach that we all have our free agency to choose in all matters, but most, if not all members choose to follow God's direction and tithe at least 10% of their gross income to the church. These donations cover so many costs associated with the Church, such as new construction, electricity, etc. along with all of the services and donations that the Church makes to those in need worldwide. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Julie
YES! We are definitely Christians. We absolutely believe in the guidance we receive in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever should believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." We know that Christ is our Savior and that is the definition of being a Christian. I know that He died for my sins so that I can have the gift of repentance and the opportunity of everlasting life with my Heavenly Father. Through covenants I have made in the temple, if I live worthily I will return to live in the presence of Heavenly Father and have the opportunity to have my family with me. How amazing is that???!!! Show more Show less