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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a registered nurse. I'm a new wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a Bachelors' degree in nursing. I work as a nurse at a local hospital in the surgery department. My first years as a nurse were spent working in the maternal/newborn unit and the special care nursery. I have loved it! I speak Spanish and married a tall, dark, and handsome Latino. :) I love dancing. As a young girl, I was able to participate in a small local dance studio with other girls in things like jazz, tap, modern,.. the usual. Having "grown up" I no longer participate in that, but I never have been able to get dancing out of my system. I have learned to country swing, east-coast swing, west-coast swing, lindy, jitter, salsa, merengue, and the more traditional ballroom stuff. I'm no star, but I have always enjoyed dancing. It's always been an outlet for me and I go away smiling, happy, and energetic. Another passion of mine is the mountains. Thanks to a 4-day backpacking trip to King's Peak in Utah with one of my "big brothers," I always ache to return to the mountains. I like hiking and camping, but they are better combined! Backpacking takes you deep into areas that few humans have touched and God's creations profess His goodness and majesty. They are awe-inspiring. Mountains fill me with desire, gratitude, and joy. Lastly, I love reading and learning new things. I am a very happy new wife and feel great enthusiasm for the future. I am thankful for my family and have been very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and have had it my whole life. Both of my parents' families have a long history in the church. They have taught us the gospel of Jesus Christ, always emphasizing principles that have helped us all to become very successful and continue to be blessed by Heavenly Father. Regardless of having been raised in the church, I still had to develop my own testimony. At times there are people who challenge what we believe and accuse us of being brain-washed by our parents. My reply is simply that there is NO WAY I would continue in something that is so... peculiar? and is so frequently criticized without believing in it myself. I have asked God myself in personal prayer if the Book of Mormon is true. God has answered my prayer it is true! I have felt the Holy Spirit influence and inspire me a lot over my life. Whenever I have brought a problem to God it has been solved so much more easily and smoothly than when I was trying to figure it out myself. I know that God lives. I know that He love us, His children. I know that Jesus Christ was sent to be our Savior and completed His divine mission. Wow! Thank goodness! I believe in repentance and the power of the Holy Ghost to cleanse us and motivate us. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet called by God Himself to restore the Church of Jesus Christ. The Bible contains the word of God and is a witness of Jesus Christ. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, gives us another witness to the divinty of the Savior, and helps us get nearer to God. I know it. I continue to receive the witness of the Holy Ghost whenever I read it. I know it is true. Thank goodness! 

How I live my faith

I can't miss a Sunday without church without it affecting me: life isn't as fulfilling; everything is more frustrating; and I tend to have an overall more pessimistic view of the world. My scriptures are another great source of strength in my life and can lift me up when I am low. I strive to read them daily. My husband and I have a goal to read scriptures together every day after we have dinner together. We pray together. We pray individually. Prayer never fails! It's an excellent way to gain a testimony. It's an excellent way to gain strength. It's an excellent way to get answers. I have recently accepted a calling to help the 12-18 year-old girls in our ward. I'm pretty nervous, but believe Heavenly Father will help me whenever I am willing to do His work. It's not like He expects me to do it alone! :) I hope to help the girls gain and strengthen their own testimonies and to inspire them to choose the right way.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Heavens no! We believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet like Moses or Noah: a man that God calls to teach and lead His people. We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ. There is no other way. Show more Show less