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Hi I'm Julie

I'm utterly ordinary in every way except that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on military bases across the globe but have settled down not to far from where I was born. I went to high school in England, but came back to Arizona to attend college. My husband and I have been married for 21 years. We have four kids. I love art and I coordinate an all-volunteer art program for our school district's elementary schools. I love to teach and that has been helpful for my own kids, two of which have special needs when it comes to learning.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born and raised in the church, and I got baptised when I was 8 years old, my own conversion story began in earnest when I was 20. I found myself struggling with unhappiness, and came, somewhat unwillingly, to the realization that I needed to commit myself fully to Christ's gospel. I was sure that if there was to be joy in my life, I had the best chance of finding it in Christ. This is the point where I stopped looking for the easy answers, and started to search for the true ones.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily, by small and simple things. I pray every day -- for my family, for myself, for my friends, and for the leaders of our church and of our country. I've taught my children how to pray. We read the scriptures together as a family and discuss what things we've learned. I attend my church meetings every Sunday. I teach Sunday School to the adults in our congregation. This year we are studying the New Testament. I am particularly touched by the Apostle Paul and his unending desire to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone, despite personal danger and deprivation. I'm so grateful to our Savior Jesus Christ, for his loving and selfless sacrifices for us, for his perfect example, and for the Atonement.