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Hi I'm June

I'm a Mormon. I was a ballerina and also had careers in advertising/public relations and then in sales for a fortune 500 company.

About Me

I am an avid ballroom dancer. My husband and I dance four times weekly. We have danced in a few exhibitions and love the tango, waltz, fox trot, rumba, bolero, and cha cha. We exercise at the local fitness club almost daily and have a passion for gourmet vegan foods. I have been a vegetarian for my entire life. Over fourteen years ago I became a vegan (no dairy), and have found that this has helped me to heal from health problems that could have become serious . I have studied vegan cooking in the U.S. and in Europe. I enjoy teaching healthy cooking to others. I have enjoyed traveling to foreign lands such as India, Africa, Indonesia, Russia, Tahiti, and many European countries. I love meeting people from all over the world and learning about their culture.

Why I am a Mormon

Early in my life I studied religions. I felt that religion was personal, and that I should not blindly accept the religion to which I was baptized as an infant. Throughout a two year period I met with several missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I showered them with questions; I studied. I had to make sure that I was doing the right thing. This would be a serious commitment. There would be no turning back for me. I learned that members live their religion (not just on Sundays, but 24/7). If I were to become a Mormon, I would want to be a good Mormon. After years of prayers, I woke up in bed one night, sat up, and said, "I know that this is right". Shortly thereafter I was baptized. Thirty-three years have since passed since that day. I have learned much and continue to learn. I am so thrilled that I took that first step. I cannot imagine how different my life would have been without The Church. I am happy to belong to such a large Church family of people who want to dedicate their lives to help their brothers and sisters in The Church and in the community. They strive to live moral lives. Their values are high, and they have great integrity. These are the people that I want to learn from and be like. They truly strive to follow our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by daily scripture reading. This helps to give me the strength that I need and helps me to prioritze my life. I feel utlimate peace when I read The Book of Mormon and when I attend the temple. I continually learn how to become more compassionate. The more I help others, the happier that I am. My husband and I serve by filling out food orders in the Bishops' Storehouse each month. We work with many others to provide food to those in need. This is very rewarding. The atmosphere is so loving, and the Spirit is so strong there, that it is sometimes difficult to leave. I enjoy visiting my Church sisters, as we share our lives in the gospel. We can give each other much--needed support. I think that service is one of the most important aspects of the way that we live our faith. For this is what the Savior did for us, and this is what he taught us to do. He gave us the ultimate sacrifice: His life.