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Hi I'm Julia

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in California. I sing, act, and play violin. I'll be teaching English in a foreign country.

About Me

I am currently in college. I am in love with gymnastics and football. I cannot stand math, but hopefully that will change. Some other things I love are singing and playing the violin. This artsy side has caused me to major with a video production emphasis and minor in theatre instead of cultural anthropology. I enjoy both, but want to have a career in the movie industry.

Why I am a Mormon

Mormon Doctrine teaches that through trials we can find happiness. Everyone has trials. We learn that if we have any question we can ask God. We learn that through keeping God's commandments we are happy. I've found these three fundamentals to be true through my life experiences. I like that when I don't understand a commandment that we are expected to test it out and pray if it is true. We are promised that we can know anything for ourselves. Logically I am a Mormon because I don't have to trust anyone to tell me how to be saved and I can find out for myself. Spiritually, it is only through keeping God's commandments in scripture and as revealed through LDS prophets that I have found true happiness. I've noticed that I really only lose hope and become sad when I stop doing what I know to be right. Also, when I do right, I not only have the promise of eternal life, but I have peace and I can feel God's love around me and guiding me. This is why I am a Mormon... because it's the only way I've found to truly be happy.

How I live my faith

I try every day to make myself a better person. In all aspects of my life there are challenges that I need to overcome, and as I make mistakes I try to repent of them and try to act more like the Savior, Jesus Christ. I use his example as my guideline of how I should be living. Thank goodness for Him, or else I would have no hope that being better and that changing my heart is really possible. At church I was asked to be a "compassionate service leader." Although everyone in church is supposed to look out for one another, it can sometimes be hard to help someone if you don't know that they need help. I have the opportunity to concentrate specifically on the individuals that need help most and try to uplift them. =)