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Hi I'm Julie

I am a wife, mom, and grandma. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. I am a registered nurse. I work in a residential treatment center for children with emotional and behavioral problems. I enjoy all things "water" including skiing, swimming, and scuba diving. I am an avid reader, and also enjoy walking, golf, snow skiing, ATV riding, and traveling. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I joined the LDS Church when I was 16. My best friend was LDS, we never talked much about religion, but I was most intrigued with the fact that she "LIKED" going to church! I went to church with her once, and although honestly, we were not particularly reverent, nor did I listen very intently, there was a "feeling" there that stuck with me. My friend moved away for a time, and I was taking a humanities class in high school. The second semister of this class we studied religions of the world. We studied religious architecture and visited churches through out our city. Our teachers invited people from many religious denominations to speak to our class. Two Mormon missonaries came and showed us a film called "Meet the Mormons. I knew from the moment I started watching that movie that what I would become a Mormon. My parents were divorced, and I was moved by the importance of the family in the LDS church. I knew I wanted a "forever family". As I was taught by the missionaries, everything about the Gospel of Jesus Christ just rang true with me. I felt a warm and peaceful feeling, that I now know is the Holy Ghost, and it assured me that the things I was learning were true. After I joined the church, I met my furture husband. We were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple. We have 4 wonderful children and, so far, 5 glorious grandchildren!!! Joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is by far the best thing I have ever done. God taught us that, "...men are that they might have joy." 2Ne. 225. This is my favorite scripture. Becomming a Mormon has done just that, brought my life joy... and peace and purpose. 

How I live my faith

I pray and read scriptures daily. I regularly attend Sunday church meetings. I have served in many callings whithin the Church. I have taught youth, been an adult leader at summer girls camp, and spent many years teaching music to children. I currently teach a monthly lesson on Sunday to the women who attend my ward. I love this calling as it gives me time to really study and ponder the lesson I teach each month. My testimony of the restored gospel and it teachings and leaders has been strengthened by this experience, and I am humbled at the responsibility of enriching the lives of the sisters in my ward that comes with this calling.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Julie
The Book of Mormon is sacred scripture just like the Bible. The Bible is a history of God's dealings with His people in the ancient Holy Land. The Book of Mormon is a history of God's dealings with His people in the ancient American Continent. Like the Bible it tells us God's will for and love of His children. It testifies of Jesus Christ as the Savior and Redeemer of the World. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Julie
No, the Mormon Church does not endorse any political parties and you will find active members of the church in many political parties. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Julie
Wards, stakes and branches are Church units, like a parish, diocese, or other congregation. All have geographic boundaries. Almost anywhere in the world you live within the boundaries of an LDS Ward or Branch. Branches are the smallest unit and are presided over by a Branch President. Wards are larger and are presided over by a Bishop. Within a ward/Branch is where members attend weekly church services. Several adjoining wards make up a stake, just like parrishes in a diocese. Members also serve in stakes where they provide leadership and help support the wards within the stake.  Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Julie
The Humanatarian arm of the church works with Non-Governmental Agencies looking for ways to assist the needy by distributing goods all over the world. Humanitarian funds are donated by generous Church members and non-members alike and Humanitarian Missionaries are trusted to find worthy recipients. Since they are volunteers, virtually all the Humanitarian money donated goes to help the poor and needy. Show more Show less