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Hi I'm Julie

Been a Mormon since 1990, born in Australia, eldest of seven. Lived outback before moving to a small country town, then Adelaide.

About Me

I am the eldest of seven children in my family. I love my brothers and sisters a great deal. Both parents are remarried and live the lives they choose to. None of them are in the LDSchurch but we all have great relationships. My father was a sheep station manager when I first came into this world. Later he joined the railways and we lived in a small country town. I am a mother to two beautiful grown up married daughters, grandmother to five wonderful grand children. I like painting, taking photographs, sewing for grandchildren, dancing with my husband at social dances (Colonial and Bush Dancing) and meeting new people. I am recently remarried after being single for 13 years. I love sharing the gospel with this man. We go camping and bushwalking and try to spend time learning about one another, even if he walks faster than me (I always stop to take photographs and breathe). I enjoy life as much as I can and love to share it with others. I am an optimist, I feel it is important to uplift, unite and share the good things in life with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church in my latter years as a mother of young daughters. We were taught and baptised together. I gained my testimony by praying and searching scriptures. I felt it necessary to seek out the church and its teachings on my own accord. More to the point the Lord sought me. The more the missionaries taught me the more I felt of the love of Jesus and the gospel. (As a young child my mother taught me of Jesus and God, and how to pray). I turned to prayer continuously to find the truth, in most of my growing years, wherever I went. In everything I did I prayed to find answers, but never fully understood the pattern until I joined the LDSchurch. I have found wisdom, strength and knowledge in all things of why it is important to walk with Jesus and God as guides in my life.

How I live my faith

I live this faith by loving and doing the things that I enjoy. Everything I have is a gift from God. I love everything about living the gospel. I read and study scriptures with my husband and by myself. Why? Because thats what I love to do. It gives me more joy than anything I know. I serve as a Family History Consultant in my ward, with my husband, and with other consultants, whilst my husband works during the day. I love helping others searching their ancestors. Its just like the scriptures say "the spirit of Elijah will work with you when you begin searching for your ancestors". I say that with a passion, for I know it to be true. I served two missions as a single sister, serving in the Church Education System Office for 2 years (Religious Education for youth and young single adults 18 - 30), and served in a Mission Office for 14 months. Before these missions I served in the church in many positions. Through my service in these callings I have grown to be who I am today. I love the blessings of the Gospel, and as God is my witness I know the church is true. I testify that Jesus lives and loves me. I know that I am on this earth for a reason and a purpose. I love the scriptures, the Book of Mormon goes hand in hand with the Bible. We also have other scriptures that are the words of God from church leaders and from a living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. We are so blessed to have these words to guide us through the afflictions and trials of this wonderful, confused world.