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Hi I'm Julia Ann Stock

I play the guitar, piano, and the violin, I also sing. I'm a journalism major at Utah State. I love to dance and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a loving sister, caring aunt, and enthusiastic friend. I am on leave from Utah State for a year and half to serve a mission for my church in Alabama Spanish speaking. I am a ballroom dancer and love to go dancing every chance I get. I literally sing and dance my way through life. I come from a family of nine kids, four of them adopted through foster care. I love discovering new things in life through the eyes of my little siblings every day. My parents are bilingual as they both served Spanish speaking missions as well, my mom to Spain and my dad to Chile. My sister in law is from Peru and all of their kids are also bilingual and I love learning to see the world from their angle as I study and learn their language. I love to read, study and learn. The home I grew up in is filled to the brim with books of all kinds. I am passionate about service and I love helping others and I thoroughly believe that laughter really is the best medicine and that a smile can always save the day. I also love being silly and goofy, life truly is better when enjoyed out loud.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into this Church I was not born with a testimony of it. It came bit by bit as I was growing up, however there came a time when I was reading my scriptures and I decided to kneel and to pray about it. I was 13 years old and in that moment that I reached up to heaven I was surprised to feel someone reaching back. That was the moment that I knew that I had a loving Heavenly Father who cared deeply about me and when I asked Him anything I knew I would be answered. Since then my testimony has grown each and every day since and the truth of it was made known to me as I continued to pray. "Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you." I love this Gospel and I love my Savior. My testimony has grown quite a bit and I look forward to all the new experiences and brand new things that I will learn through out my life. I've learned well the principles of exact obedience, honesty, and positivity. I'm becoming a better person day by day in my interactions with others. I believe in everything this church stands for, represents and teaches and I know it to be true with all that I am. I have experimented with the word and come to know this for myself through study of the Book of Mormon and the Bible together, prayer, and attending church for the last 21 years. I know even more how deeply committed I am to this faith and all that we are. I'm a Mormon - I know it. I live it. And I love it.

How I live my faith

I attend my single's ward every Sunday for 3 hours. In the single's ward there are many other activities to tie us together as a ward(my church congregation). On Sunday nights there is an activity called Ward Prayer where we as a ward meet and say the names of people we know are sick, or just need our combined prayer for one reason or another. It is a unique spiritually social event. Laughter and love surrounds everyone and at the end, once we've said or thought the names, we all kneel down and someone offers a prayer on their behalf. There is also Home Evening which generally takes place on Monday evening around seven p.m.. What we do varies from week to week but each event is amazing. One week we had a water fight/picnic and the next we were providing service in a nearby park. All of the friends I've made help me to live my faith better and we love doing things that put a smile on someone else's face or involves a lengthy bike ride as a group. Next for me is my mission for the church. I will leave for what's known as the Missionary Training Center where I will spend about eight weeks learning the language and studying the gospel. I will also be taught how to effectively teach. I will then head off to Alabama where I hope to preach the gospel well enough to touch many lives and help to bring others to Christ. I am ecstatic and can't wait to start. I love people and serving them but most of all I love my Savior Jesus Christ so I take any opportunity to serve.