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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second of four children. I grew up in Utah. I served 15 years in the United States Army. I have been married for 16 years and have 4 children. I am a Social Worker. I love to spend time with my family, read, and most outdoor activities. Camping is one of my favorite things to do and also anything to do with the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

I "became" a Mormon when I was 8 years old and baptized into the church. My brothers,my sister and I were the only ones in my family who joined. Since that time I have always known that the Lord is my Savior and that he looks out for me. Knowing that I can be forgiven for my mistakes keeps me on the straight and narrow path. Being a Mormon is something that makes me continue to live a righteous life. Being a member of the church gives me the peace and security that Jesus and my Father in Heaven are looking out for me. Through my studies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I know that God lives and loves me and wants me to do the right things.

How I live my faith

By following Christ's teaching I can become more like him. By being the kind of person the Lord wants me to be I can help others through service. Living my faith is keeping my body clean from alcohol and tobacco. The Lord has said that our bodies are temples and we should want to keep them clean. Treating people how I would want to be treated is another way for me to show my Heavenly Father that I love him.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Julie
No. much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not members. The church has donated billions of dollars in humanitarian aid. We are taught to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide for the widow, dry the tears of the orphan, comfort the afflicted, whether in this church or any other, or no church at all. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Julie
We meet first as a family worship service and sing hymns, say prayers that are offered my members, partake of the sacrement, and then listen to two or three speakers. This is called the sacrement meeting. After this we divide up and go to our meetings. Sunday School for each age group from 12 years and up, Primary for 3-11 year olds, and nursery for 18 months to 3 years. After Sunday School we divide again for Relief society which is for women 18 and up, Priesthood meetings for males 12 and up and Young Women for the 12 thru 17 year old girls. Visitors are always welcome in our church. Anyone can attend our services. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Julie
The Book of Mormon is another testament that Jesus Christ lived and that he is God's Son. Show more Show less