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Hi I'm Julia

I love snowboarding, horseback riding, riding my Ninja 300, living life, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in California, and have traveled all over the country. I love the smell of a warm summer breeze while riding my horse, and the cold chill of a fresh snow fall on the summit. I love snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, jet skiing, dirt biking, football, horseback riding, and being with my family and friends. When I was almost 19 years old I met the love of my life. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I was Buddhist. We made a pretty different pair. I started to look into the Church before he even took me to a meeting. I even read the Book of Mormon! Which was something my Latter-day Saint friend laughed at. They said things like "You? You want to get baptized?" or "Wait? Who are you and what have you done with Julia" I guess it really took them by surprise when I was baptized 3 weeks after I started the Book of Mormon (which only took me 3 days to read cover to cover) on April 30, 2011. I am still with my soulmate and we were married on August 13, 2011 and sealed for Time and All Eternity on May 12, 2012

Why I am a Mormon

I know this chruch is true. It has brought me untold happiness and joy. I have fallen in love with the teaching and my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a ture prophet of God. I know the Book of Mormon is true. The Scriptures have brought great joy in my life. I read them and feel of the Spirit of the Lord. I know that the only way to true spritual happiness is through this chruch. I love the people in the chruch and the family I have been accepted into with open arms. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, used to restore His chruch upon the Earth. I know that Christ gave his life for us so we can be saved. I know that if you read the Book of Mormon and ask if what you have read is true, with a clear and open heart, God will reveal to you the truth of the Gospel. I leave these things for you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I love when my home teacher (Someone who comes to my house to teach us and discuss a topic about the church) comes to visit my husband and myself. I always try to help by making a meal for the missionaries that are in our area. I love to cook and when people eat what I cook, I love it even more!! I am a Family History Consultant, which means I help people find their ancestors and place them on a chart. On the day I was baptized I preformed my first service, I helped clean up a park on Mormon Helping Hands Day, I loved it! I always feel empowered when I help others!

What is being a Mormon like?

Julia
Think of the most calm and relaxing place you have ever been to or would like to go to. A waterfall in Hawaii, a peaceful pasture, a cool mountain stream, a passive beach, your backyard after the first spring rain. Now take a deep breath and let the worries of the world fade. Feel the joy in your heart, that is what it is like to be a Mormon. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Julia
YES! We as a Church believe that families can be together FOREVER! We believe that through the power of the Eternal Priesthood that a man and woman can be sealed, or married for time and all eternity in the House of the Lord, the Temple. "Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family." The Family: A Proclamation to the World. I was sealed to my husband on May 12, 2012 at the San Diego Temple in La Jolla, California. It was an amazing experience to become an Eternal Family. Show more Show less