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Hi I'm Juli

I am a creative person who absolutely loves to make people smile, I believe life is what you make of it, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a simple person. I am entertained easily and am most happy just relaxing with my family at home. The small things in life are what make it most enjoyable for me. I find different cultures and people fascinating so I love to travel. I love art and photography because God made this life beautiful for a reason and I have no problem soaking it all in. I love to laugh, do it often, and enjoy good, chill music. My greatest goal in life is to change someone's life for the better, how I accomplish that I have yet to recognize but I live my life everyday in search of that goal. Growing up I was a little nerdy and a little shy but I had lots of fun in my own little world and take great pleasure in relishing in memories past from journals and yearbooks and family photos. After highschool I went to college and began studying Human Development. I love it, everything about it. I can't wait to graduate and use the knowledge I've learned not only in the work place as a preschool teacher but also as a future mother. I have big dreams and strive to live life to obtain those dreams while enjoying the crazy adventure on the way there, which I feel is how it is meant to be.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents investigated the church when I was young. My mother was baptized when I was three and my dad was when I was nine. I've grown up with the church, with the standards and the knowledge the gospel offers. I was baptized a mormon because I knew nothing different at that age, to my knowledge it had to be right. I had experience after experience that reaffirmed my testimony of the church throughout my life but it wasn't until I moved out for college that I realized the importance of it. When I had the opportunity to live on my own I was faced with the choice, to be a mormon or not be a mormon. I had to decide whether this is something I really believed in or not. I chose to believe, I sought for truth and I came to know for myself with full surety that I know this gospel is true. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that I am a daughter of my Father in Heaven. I know that Joseph Smith saw God and His Son and restored the truth to the earth. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, who leads and witnesses of Christ through true revelation. I know that I can recieve personal revelation for my own concerns or hardships. I have the ability to see a bigger picture with an eternal perspective that helps me get from day to day and to appreciate the blessings my Savior gave me. I know that because of the Savior's love and grace for me, specifically, I have the ability to overcome my weaknesses and fix my mistakes so that I can live with my Father in Heaven someday. I know this because I asked God. I know this because everything in me says that it is true and that knowledge I know is from the Holy Ghost. I am a mormon because I chose to be, because I know it is true, because it makes me happy, and because I can't imagine living life not knowing and following what I know is right.

How I live my faith

Faith is a word of action and one of the greatest ways the church has helped me live my faith is by allowing me to serve those around me. As a teenager I was able to lead the other girls my age and look after them. In college I helped plan activities that brought a group of us students together every monday for Family Home Evening since most of us were away from home. Today I get to live my faith as a representative of Jesus Christ. I am a missionary which allows me to testify and help others come to know of the joy and peace I have recieved from this gospel in my life. I get to invite others to come unto Christ, to get to know him and to follow him by being baptized. Living my faith not only has helped me serve others but I have learned so much in the process. I have learned that the Lord qualifies those whom he calls and as I have relied on him to know what to do and to gain the skills necessary for my service I have learned just how aware He is of my life and of others which has been the greatest strength and addition to the faith that I personally have. As I have shared what I know and what I hold dear the Lord has returned it back to me with increase again and again.