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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 25 years old and was married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple in May of 2010. I am a recent college graduate and I currently teach physical education at a local elementary school. I value taking care of my body, and want my students to do the same. The best way to teach a healthy lifestyle, or anything, is by example; living a healthy lifestyle yourself. That said, I am a runner. Not only does it keep my body healthy, but my mind as well. It has become a passion of mine. I also try to eat heathy and make sure my body is properly cared for. I absolutley love my job. I love children, and I look forward to the opportunity to have my own in the near future.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because it is part of my genelogical history. My great, great Grandfathers were John D. Lee and Jacob Hamblin. I also come directly from the man who first translated the Book of Mormon in to Spanish, Melitone Trejo. The only person who was a convert to the Gospel was my Grandfather who was converted at 18. He ended up as our stake Patriarch. I was born in the Covenant and was taught the Gospel as a child. As I grew, I began participating in Seminary and serving in my ward Young Women's program. I have always known that the Church was true. I have never doubted it is who I am. I am so thankful for everything that I have been blessed with. I don't even think my physical mind can comprehend all the blessings that have been given to me. But I know, as the sky is blue, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to this Earth in its fullness. I know that Joseph Smith was truely a called prophet of God and through the power of the Priesthood, the Gospel was restored and I can now partake of it freely. The Plan of Salvation is the most perfect plan made by a perfect God for me, and all of His children, in order for us all to return to him and gain eternal life. And the most important part of that plan was His son, Jesus Christ, who chose to live a mortal life, and lived perfectly. Because He was and is perfect, He was able to show us how to live how to love. And because of his willingness to submit to the will of the Father, and being perfect, therefore able, gave himself as a sacrifice both spiritually and physically, that I might be ressurected and gain all that is mine being a Daughter of God.   

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by doing my best to love. I teach 5 and 6 year olds every Sunday, and although the Gospel principles that I teach might not be fully comprehended by their innocent minds, I do all that I can to show my love for them. I tend not to delcare my faith to others unless I am asked in converstion or am moved by the Spirit to do so. My goal is to literally live my faith, and thereby, people will know who and what I stand for...which usually leads to the asking. Jesus taught to love one another, and that is my motivation to live my faith.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is, according to thefreedictionary.com, 'a declaration by a witness under oath, as that given before a court or deliberative body'. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I have recieved a witness, and can testify of truthfulness of this church. Through my own search and prayer, the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that it is true. I have felt it in my heart. I have been overcome with a peace that cannot come from anyone or anything other than the Holy Ghost. I cannot and will not deny those feelings. Thus, I can testify that I know something to be true or correct. It differs greatly from a belief or a hope in something, becaue I know with certainty that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that I can recieve eternal life through Him. Show more Show less