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Hi I'm Julie

I am a tom boyish southern belle at heart. I am a Certified Pharmacy Technician. I am a single mother. And I am a Mormon. D

About Me

I'm a single mom of a beautiful 19 month old baby girl. She is my everything, my precious gift from God. I am Certified Pharmacy Technician. I learned how to speak Spanish over the last decade, I'm very proud of my ability to communicate effectively with native speakers. I love to garden, swim, talk with others, do creative/artistic things and watch good family movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a "Mormon" because of faith and fate. I was born into an LDS family, but it wasn't always the happy picture that everyone idealizes that Mormon families have. One of my parents was very frequently inactive and even withdrew membership at one point when I was very young. My parents divorced. I went back and forth between the both of them frequently through my growing up. It was somewhat of a tug-of-war between my 2 parents on the topic of religion. I actively attended church throughout my young years during grade school until I was forbidden. I felt the desire to keep attending church, any church and so I church hopped. If I felt out of place, I left. I attended many different sects. It was almost like something out of the pages of Joseph Smith's account. I often attended the Church of the Nazarine because I felt content and close to my friends. I felt safe, but I still felt something missing. Children are very perceptive and I knew what felt right and what didn't. When I was 13 years old I moved from down south up to New England to be closer to my extended family. I immediately took the chance and started going back to the mormon church. I started seminary, a kind of youth bible study and I decided that I needed to pray about my beliefs. And so I did one late evening after finishing my homework and seminary study. I felt the Spirit telling me it was true and I never doubted it.

How I live my faith

Right now I do not have a calling but I do everything I can to serve and love my neighbors and friends. Whether it's taking a meal over or giving someone a ride or visiting to cheer someone up or listening to someones current challenges, I know I am serving them by being a friend. That's what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about- loving your neighbor as much as you can. I was the ESL teacher in my Spanish Ward for the better part of last year. Before that I was 2nd Counselor in the Young Women's Presidency, which I enjoyed very much because I was able to be a good influence on the young girls in teaching them correct principles and how to deal with this crazy world. I love being an ESL Instructor now because I am able to give a service in teaching my native language to those who are struggling with it. In the same moment, I am learning more Spanish and helping with families and individuals who are just dealing with their own situations. These students of mine are more they are my friends, my family members, my brothers and sisters and we care about one another.

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Julie
The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ promised us Eternal Life through his Atonement when he was crucified on the Cross. Through his action of dying for our sins and transgressions, he made it possible to be here on Earth and to return to Our Heavenly Father once we leave here on this Earth. God gave us our bodies here on earth to experience things and to learn and grow so that we may have the knowledge we need to return to Him. And Jesus made that possible, in so doing we were promised Eternal Life each and every one of us alike no matter what. God loves us all equally, it is His free gift to us. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Julie
I know that a husband and wife can be together forever through the blessings of the temple. When a couple is sealed for all time and eternity, they can not be separated at death. I, myself, am definitely not a poster child for exemplary relationships and that is something I am dealing with personally. However, as a member with a Temple Recommend, I am able to enter the doors of the Temple and perform ordinances. I often find myself reflecting on what is to come concerning relationships and marriage. I know through prayer and feelings through the Holy Ghost that I will be able to enter into the temple with someone and be sealed for all time and eternity. I know that that person will be very special and our children will be sealed to us as well. Families can be together forever. It is the desire of Heavenly Father for us to be together beyond our earthly life and return to Him. It is God's Plan. Show more Show less