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Hi I'm Juli

I enjoy math and statistics. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being involved in many things in life! I recently completed my masters degree in statistics, and I now work in the airline industry. I have many hobbies. I love music, and I played oboe in orchestra all through my schooling and continue to find places to play today. I also enjoy bicycling and exploring new places. I most especially love solving puzzles and playing board games with friends and family. My newest hobby is sewing. Most importantly, I love my family. They are so good to me. I have several siblings. Growing up, we always enjoyed spending time together. To this day, we still enjoy time together. My siblings and my parents are all great examples to me of how to live a happy Christ-like life.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in a Mormon family, being a Mormon was a personal decision I had to make. While there are many events that have happened in my life which have aided in my decision, it wasn't until one summer when I was living 2500 miles away from home that I reaffirmed within me that I am a Mormon and will always be a Mormon. During that summer, I was living with three girls of varying backgrounds. At one point that summer, I began to doubt religion altogether. There are so many religions, how can Mormonism be true? Still, I remembered the spiritual experiences I had felt, and so I read Book of Mormon and prayed for guidance. After earnestly praying, I felt the familiar spirit of peace wash over me and calm my soul. That feeling was real, and I knew that I was in the right place.

How I live my faith

I find joy in living my faith. In college, I was a member of the Latter-day Saint Student Association. We allowed the Mormon religion be known to a student population where Mormons are rare. We held events on the university campus and participated in service projects with people of other faiths.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Church services are typically three hours long split into three parts: sacrament meeting, Sunday school, and a final meeting, usually Relief Society or Priesthood. In sacrament meeting, everyone meets together. We sing hymns, take the sacrament which is a symbol of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and listen to fellow church members speak. Sunday school is split into age groups and we learn from the scriptures including the Old and New Testaments, The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. The Relief Society is the women's organization and the Priesthood is for the men. We love to have visitors and welcome anyone to attend. Show more Show less