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Hi I'm Julie

I am a wife and mother. I homeschool. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of four children. I homeschool my two youngest children. I love teaching and being a positive influence in the lives of teenagers. I also enjoy teaching emergency preparedness in my local community.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I spent much time with extended family members. Many of these relatives lived great lives of faith. They were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They depended on God in hard times. They loved each other, and they had rich and happy lives. I also spent a great deal of time with relatives who were not involved in the LDS faith. I recognized a difference in how I felt when I was with relatives who were strong in the faith. I felt peace and joy. I felt loved. I had these same feelings when I attended church. I was blessed with a strong, burning feeling that if I stayed close to the Gospel, I would have a happy, eternal marriage, and the home life I dreamed of, as I raised my children in the Church. This feeling never left me, and provided constant comfort to me. As I grew older, I prayed to know answers to specific questions about the truthfulness of the Church. I remember praying to know if Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God who restored the true Church upon the earth. It is difficult to describe the power of the answer I received on my knees that night. I felt both exhilarated and at peace at the same time. I felt my Heavenly Father’s love for me. I felt a strong and undeniable knowing that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet, called of God. In a similar manner, I know that The Book of Mormon is true and that there is a living prophet today. These truths have been confirmed to me over and over again through the years.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my family, my church, and my community. I also work to become a better daughter of God every day of my life. I serve my family by teaching the Gospel to my children. My husband and I lead our children in daily scripture study and prayer. We teach our children Gospel principles in family meetings on Sunday and Monday evenings. We share our Gospel testimonies to them as situations present themselves on a day-to-day basis. In my family, we love to learn together. We make Sunday a special, spiritual day. In my Church, I serve as a local missionary. I try to share the Gospel with others. I enjoy having the full-time missionaries, and their investigators in my home for Sunday dinner and Gospel discussions. In the community, I enjoy teaching emergency preparedness to those not of my faith. I take them to the local LDS cannary, so they can preserve their own emergency food. I have taught classes on cooking with food storage, preparing 72-hour kits, and cooking without electricity. On a daily basis, I pray for God’s help to improve the person that I am, on the inside. I ask for the Savior’s grace in helping me become the person Jesus wants me to be. I can attest to the changing power of the Atonement. I know that my Savior lives. He is real. He loves me and I love Him. To me, there are no more important relationships that one can have than with Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.