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Hi I'm Julian!

I'm a college student. I'm a Korean. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently studying at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I'm studying Business Management, and hope to work in Southeast Asia. I'm a third-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, the most popular Martial Art of my ancestors' nationality, Korea. It's also an Olympic Sport! One of my greatest passions is music. I don't play any instruments, and I can't sing, but I'm very passionate about listening to music. To me, music is an expression of both self and society as a whole. Any of my friends or family could tell you that I'm a total nut when it comes to music.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? The simple truth of the matter is, I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was the first child in my family that was born into the church. Both my parents are converts. I've been an active member all my life, and it's blessed my life immensely. Often times in my life I've considered other religions, and I truly believe that I can learn much from churches outside my own. But having read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it with "a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ" (Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4-5) I've come to a sure testimony that this church is the only true church upon the earth today. I'm extremely open-minded, and I'm grateful for other religions that teach similar moral principles, but the LDS church is the only church that has the fullness of Jesus Christ's Gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to study the word of God daily, and have regular prayer every morning and night. I attend a private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that provides many opportunities for spiritual growth and camaraderie with other Christians. I attend church weekly. Overall, I'm just always striving to strengthen my relationship with God. Most importantly, I've come to realize that being born into a religion doesn't give you a testimony. Living it does.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Julian!
There are no restrictions to membership of the Mormon Church. Our belief is that the age in which children become accountable for their own actions is the age of eight, and so they are baptized and become members then. As to the priesthood, only men can hold the priesthood. However, we stress equality between the sexes, and recognize the importance of women in the family as equal to men. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Julian!
Mormon.org is a great starting place for learning about our religion. At the home page, there is a link that can introduce you to your local LDS Missionaries, who can explain in full detail the principles and doctrines of our religion. We also have a neat chat service you can use to speak with missionaries on our website (I'm one of those missionaries you may talk with!) Show more Show less

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

Julian!
Mormon Church services are centered around the Sacrament, which commemorates Christ and renews our baptismal covenants through the partaking of blessed bread and water. Generally, this meeting is the first of three. Following the sacrament, church members give short sermons on given topics, assigned far ahead of time. The auxiliary meetings which follow focus on teaching and learning our gospel doctrine. Outside each church building are the words "Visitors Welcome". We always welcome visitors, and you can find out where your local LDS church is through this website. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Julian!
Yes. Our Heavenly Father has blessed us with an Organized Church, the Church of Jesus Christ. President of this Church is President Thomas S. Monson, who is our Prophet upon the earth today, sustained and supported by his counselors, Deiter F. Uchtdorf and Henry B Eyring. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Julian!
Our purpose as missionaries is to invite others to come unto Christ, by helping them receive the restored gospel, through faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. We have a simple and unique message about how the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is here on the earth today, and can be found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Lord's kingdom here on earth. This message has blessed our lives, and we just want to pay it forward. We know it can bless your life as well. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Julian!
Mormon Standards are high, but realistic and for our benefit. We are accepting of other peoples' beliefs, and hope that they will respect ours as well. We're normal people, who work and play and do what normal people do. Show more Show less

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

Julian!
Yes, I truly believe that by the right ordinances, sanctified by God, families can be together forever. When I am married, as with most Mormons, I will be married in a temple of God, to be sealed to my spouse for all eternity. Children born to sealed parents are automatically sealed to their parents as well. Show more Show less