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Hi I'm Julie Sullivan

I love sports, music, books, and ice cream. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a small town in Idaho. I have a wonderful dad, a wonderful mom, and four wonderful brothers! The best part is now I am married to my best friend :) I write music and arrange hymns for fun. Some things I love are the ocean, laughing until I cry, eating ice cream, and getting caught in the rain.

Why I am a Mormon

I have asked myself this many times. It goes far beyond, "my parents taught me," though that is how it began. I am a Mormon because I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything about it feels right and brings meaning into life. It makes me happy! Thomas, one of the apostles during Christ's personal ministry, asked, "How can we know the way?" In response, Jesus answered, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:5, 26). I am a Mormon because through the Holy Ghost I know that Jesus Christ loves and understands me perfectly. Because the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that it's true, I know it for myself. Independent of what anyone else says, I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Jesus Christ's church restored to the earth. That is why I am a Mormon :)

How I live my faith

I try to share my testimony at every opportunity. Often it is through music that I share my faith. I enjoy playing the piano and singing because it's one way to express my love for the Savior. Another way I live my faith is simply by smiling and serving others :) I love to help! I also had the special opportunity to be a full time missionary in Ohio and Indiana for 18 months. The most important way that I live my faith is by being married and preparing to have children. Family is one of the most important things!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Julie Sullivan
From the song of a cricket to the laugh of a child, "all things denote there is a God" (Alma 30:44). There is beauty in the world and wonderful things that make us happy. "Men are that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). Little things in life make me happy, such as a good steak, a beautiful sunset, or jumping in puddles. Feeling joy is an emotion of the spirit (Galatians 5:22), so every time I feel pure joy I am reminded of the goodness of God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Julie Sullivan
Being baptized is how new members show that they are willing to make a covenant with God. Mosiah 18:8-10 sums up that covenant: We receive the name of Jesus Christ and therefore act as He did, serving others and keeping the commandments. By following Christ's example of baptism (Matthew 3:13-17), we officially take His name upon ourselves as we join His restored church. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Julie Sullivan
Joseph Smith was called to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. As a young man in 1820, he wanted to know which church was true. James 1:5 taught him that if he asked God, he would receive an answer. As Joseph prayed, he witnessed Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ appear to him. Joseph was directed to join none of the churches. For the rest of his life he was directed by heavenly messengers to help restore Christ's church. Joseph helped bring The Book of Mormon, priesthood, ordinances, and other revelations to the world. He was a prophet, seer, revelator, and personal witness of God the Father and the resurrected Christ. Show more Show less