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Hi I'm Julie

I grew up in California near San Francisco, I am on a mission in Alaska, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full time missionary and a college student for BYU Idaho. I am the youngest of six children and LOVE it. I love photography and design and hope to work in the Hospital with children in need one day. I have found for myself that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is real and see it work in my life in every moment.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to this church with my family. My parents and older siblings each had their own testimony, yet I knew that I could not always lean on theirs. I decided that if I was going to continue for myself, then I had better know the truth for myself. As I sought after this through continual study and prayer, there was an added measure of light and knowledge that was given by my Heavenly Father, and, line upon line, he helped me to know of the truth of the Gospel I was living. John 7:17 states that if any one will "do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." With this promise, we can find comfort in knowing that God will give us a confirmation for ourselves of what is true and what is right. He has given this to me and can give to all who continue to seek him.

How I live my faith

In living as he would have me live, I seek his guidance constantly to know of what is good, what may be better, and what is best. Right now I am serving a full time proselyting mission in Alaska, teaching his word to all those who are willing to hear so they might have the joy that this Gospel brings. I know that this is the best place for me right now, and I will continue to serve after I return home in whatever I am needed and asked to serve in. The Lord knows us better than we know ourselves, and with this, I have leaned to accept his will over mine, even when the choice may be difficult. It is his joy I seek and with that it is his joy I can find through his will for me.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

As a missionary, we serve and pay for our own needs from our own pocket. Something that I have seen of tithing- or that 10%-- is that it goes to help build up the church and for the purposes of sharing the Good news of the Gospel. With it, we have our places of worship and materials for such, but also I know that it will be put to good use. Our Heavenly Father give us so much we can never be entitled to that with this, I am so lucky just to be able to give. There are so many benefits for the giver that we can see as we open our hearts- the Lord just pours out blessings in his own way Show more Show less