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Hi I'm Juliana

I'm a musician, a student, I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What can I say? I'm a Texan and proud of it. I was born and raised in San Antonio, I love it. I grew up in the country. Music is my first passion, I do not know what I would do without it. I am a musician and have local gigs every now and then. I play the guitar and sing. All I need is my guitar, some good country music and Dr. Pepper. I have been playing the guitar for about 14 years now and I taught myself to play the drums about 8 years ago. I am a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, studying Clinical Laboratory Sciences and plan on applying to medical school when I graduate. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints, my mission changed my life and I am forever grateful for the opportunity and time that I was blessed with to serve. I served in the best mission in the world, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought many blessings in my life. Simply having a knowledge of the gospel has given me what I feel an advantage in life. I know what my purpose is and what I am striving and working towards... that is Eternal life. I am a mormon because I know that the true Church of Jesus Christ has been restored by a loving, kind, compassionate and merciful Heavenly Father through a living prophet. Imagine that! We actually have a modern day prophet and apostles to lead, guide and direct us all today. We need a prophet in our time just as much as the people did in biblical times. I have had to come to a knowledge of that on my own, I could have taken everyone else's word for it but what good is it if I do not KNOW with assurance for myself. The church is true!!

How I live my faith

"Called to serve the people of New England with the gospel of a loving God, teaching, preaching unto true repentance, holding to the iron rod..."   I served a mission that changed my life, I continue to live my faith by being the best that I can, by being a Do-Be. I try to not only do, but I be. Elder Lynn G. Robbins gave a wonderful talk in Aprils General Conference about not only being but doing. "Be without do really isn't being, it is self-deception. believeing oneself to be good really isn't being because one's intentions are good". I live my faith by trying to serve others everyday, I pray for those opportunities and pray that I will also recognize them as they come. Our life has very little to no meaning at all if we are not in the service of our fellowman, and if we do not have Charity, othwise known as the pure love of Christ.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are welcome to attend. It is common for families to attend, and we are accustomed to having children as part of the congregation. A typical meeting would consist of the following: ■Hymns: Religious songs sung by the congregation (hymn books are provided). ■Prayers: Offered by local Church members. ■Partaking of the sacrament (communion): The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. ■Speakers: Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. (Note: We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services.) Visitors are also welcome to attend other Sunday meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting: ■Sunday School classes are offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. ■Primary meetings consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. ■A nursery is available for young children, ages 18 months to 3 years. ■Young Women meetings provide classes for those 12 through 17 years of age. ■Relief Society meeting is for women, ages 18 years and older. ■Priesthood meetings provide age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less