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Hi I'm June

I'm a wife, mom, grandma and a Mormon. I joined the Church in November, 1993 after studying the Book of Mormon.

About Me

I work as a Police Bureau Commander in a major metropolitan area overseeing the Information Technology innovation and support for our organization. I enjoy the work and serving our community. I have fun playing golf with my husband, and also enjoy traveling and learning about new places. I receive tremendous pleasure in sharing time with our grandchildren. I am especially grateful to have worked as a Youth Leader in the Church for the past eleven years, planning activities and mentoring girls from 12 to 18 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints. My husband and I had both been married previously. He has been a Mormon his entire life. I grew up in the Catholic faith. When we started dating I learned more about his religion, but delayed having discussions with the Mormon Missionaries. Just after my husband and I got married, the day we returned from our honeymoon, two exhuberant Sister Missionaries new to my husband's Ward came knocking on our door. These two wonderful Sister Missionaries had a special spirit. I began meeting with them more to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They challenged me to read the Book of Mormon. During the next four months we had some enlightening discussions as I read the Book of Mormon, the New Testament, and half of the Old Testament. I can say that growing up in the Catholic faith provided me the foundation of knowing about Jesus Christ and the commandments, but I wasn't exposed much to the Bible. Of course we had one in our home but we didn't study it individually or as a family. So as I read the Book of Mormon and then the Bible, I was amazed at the correlation between them. I gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon as the Spirit of the Lord confirmed to me that it was indeed true. I realized that converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would mean that my lifestyle would need to change. The changes were not as difficult as I thought that they might be. I entered the waters of Baptism in November 1993. This momentous occassion changed my life for the better. I have been greatly blessed and have no more emptiness. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my life. It is wonderful to have a husband and companion that I can share this great blessing with. By the way, my husband never pressured me to join the Church. He gently supported me, answered questions, but always left it to me to make a decision. I am most grateful for him and for his understanding.

How I live my faith

It is amazing to me how much I have been able to change for the better since becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I attend Church every Sunday and enjoy interacting with all those in attendance. Additionally I strive to pray daily and to study the scriptures as much as I can. I have been blessed to serve in the Youth Programs of the Church. As a Youth Leader I had the priviledge of serving the girls in our area from 12 to 18 years of age. It is immensely rewarding to be there for these precious young women. They are truly trying to live with integrity and virtue. I have especially enjoyed planning and organizing camp activiies for them. Every year we go to a wonderful camp where we help these girls learn skills like cooking over campfires using dutch ovens, acting in short plays, administering first aid, hiking with a compass, identifying constellations, etc... We also do fun things like horseback riding, canoing, archery, and swimming. This is a wholesome environment where we have many opportunities to share the gospel, to have lessons that will help these girls strengthen their testimonies of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a very humbling experience and I have personally grown so much in a positve way by serving in this way. I also try my best to live my faith by setting a good example. By being loving and kind to others. The Church is very family oriented and this has helped me to develop even more enriched relationships with my family members.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

People might want to know what is worn to Church at our worship services. Women where modest dresses or blouses and skirts and men where suits or dress pants, white shirts, ties and sport coats. Children are typically also in their Sunday Best clothes. We wear the clothing that is respectful of being in the Lord's presence. We celebrate all National Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other similar events. We especially commemorate Christmas and Easter. These two holidays are the two most spiritually significant events in history because of the birth, sufferning, death, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less