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Hi I'm Julia

I teach early morning seminary, I'm a lunch lady, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mother of 4 children. I love animals and children (teenagers and adults, too). Every school day I teach a class of 16 to 18 year olds at 6 AM about Jesus Christ at early morning seminary. This year we are studying the Old Testament. I have worked in the cafeteria of our local Middle school for 10 years. I like getting to know the students and finding out about how their day is going. My husband and I were married in the Seattle Temple in 1985 for time and eternity. This has been a strength and a blessing to our family. I learn from my children on a daily basis and am proud to be their mom. I help my youngest son with his online schooling and learn that way, too. I enjoy growing roses and fail almost yearly at growing tomatoes. I'm also musically challenged. My family begs me not to sing along in the car. They would rather turn off the radio and ride in silence. Sometimes it is difficult because our church services includes a lot music. I just try not to sing too loudly. I like to read, play board games and watch movies.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 11 years old I started to go to different churches with all of my friends. I knew that there was a God in Heaven and that He loved me and I wanted to know more about Him. When I went to church with my friend Sandy and her family I felt like "I was home." I didn't know why, but I knew that I belonged there. I asked my Mom for permission to take the missionary lessons and then to be baptized. Although my mom is not a member of the church, she has always been a support to me. As I grew, so did my understanding of the restored gospel and my testimony that the Book of Mormon is divinely translated scripture and another testament of Jesus Christ. My knowledge and testimony continue to grow.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church on Sunday, studying the scriptures and fulfilling whatever calling I am given. I love teaching the youth. It makes me stretch in my personal study and makes me look at things with fresh perspective. I try to live my faith by being an example of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I make mistakes, but I know I can repent and be forgiven. I am grateful for the Atonement that gives me a second chance. I live my faith by going to the Temple and keeping the covenants that I have made. I live my faith by loving my family.