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Hi I'm Julie

My hands and heart are full with six children. I love to try new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Wife to a great husband who married me in the temple so we can be married for eternity. He also brought me to Maryland from Utah and I like that too. I am a mother to five creative and individual children who teach me, challenge me, and bless my life in so many ways. I am a daughter to wonderful parents who devoted their lives to God by raising a large family and then serving missions to continue teaching others about the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are my heroes. I am a sister to three brothers and five sisters and everyone else, I will adopt as my brother or sister! I guess that makes you my friend...won't you be? I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences the Lord has given me. To go to college and earn a degree, to learn to manage a home, to start a home business with my children...that one is still in the beginning stages. We will be successful when dad can stop working for someone else and we can work together and be together as a family and we won't have to wait until eternity to do it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were members of the church but I learned as I grew that not everyone was living the gospel of Jesus Christ like it was taught. I had lonely years in high school of trying to live the way I knew was right and it was lonely but the more I learned about the gospel and tried to develop my relationship with God, the more little reassurances and treasures that he sent into my life and heart...the more I lived it, the more I loved it and felt and came to know that not only is Jesus the Christ but that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church.

How I live my faith

My ideal day starts with personal prayer, meditation, and scripture study. I pray with my husband and then we have our family scripture study and prayers. My day closes with hymn singing, scripture study, and a prayer with my husband. On Monday nights, it is family night and we gather for a scripture story, hymn singing, a family activity, a short testimony of Jesus Christ by family member, and a snack. On Sunday we attend our church meetings and try to make it a special day. My current calling or assignments is to work with Cub Scout leaders as the committee chair and support them as they interact with and teach the boys.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Julie
All young men who hold the priesthood have a duty to serve as missionaries. All those who have felt the love and forgiveness of God naturally desire to share the good news to bless those around them. As a female, I was planning to serve a mission but felt inspired to serve where I was rather than to be officially called as a missionary. I have moved several times and I am always trying to serve my mission as well as I can. I look forward to the day when I can serve full time with my husband! Show more Show less