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Hi I'm Юлия (Yulia)

I live in Ukraine. I enjoy music and traveling. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I like to cook, play table tennis, and swim. I love to paint with watercolors and to embroider pictures. I study foreign languages. I compose music. I am a mother of 3 children. I have a degree in music. At this moment I am a conductor of a youth music group. They are wonderful musicians. My work with them is a source of inspiration and happiness. All my life I have been surrounded by music. It is my creative laboratory. These musicians are my friends and we are like-minded people. It is a hard work, but brings great joy and celebration for my soul. I love children. They are different, but so active, curious, and purposeful. They enjoy so much to learn new things about this world. Together we play and learn. When children are interested and they have fun, they can make endless discoveries, victories and achievements. I like to perfect myself and make my soul work.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a rich legacy of faith from my ancestors. While I was studying my genealogy I learned what they were like, what they did, who where their friends and what was their reputation. I felt genuine happiness, when found out that I belong to noble, worthy families with high moral standards. While writing stories about my ancestors I could clearly see specific character traits, which were consistently passed on from generation to generation and are of greatest value to me. I learned that the gospel greatly influences our lives. It does not guarantee absence of problems, such as illness, loss of work, hostility from some groups of people and so on. But when I live the gospel, I find in me strength to overcome challenges, to accept the difficult and incomprehensible things which come to my life and see them as a chance to become better and increase personal development. I know who I am. I am a daughter of God. And I entrusted my life to Him. It is not blind trust, but I check with Him the map of my life. I do not ask God to do for me that to which I am not ready to devote my time and efforts. I treat my life and the lives of the members of my family as a priceless gift; I treasure it and wish to fill it up only with those things which I want to remain as the best things to remember. After many years I want to turn back and in evaluating my path and achievements to see that I like it, that I have no regrets and my life was not wasted. I love God. The Church had helped my family to live through difficult period of our lives. It supports us today. In this Church I found the wondrous and precious knowledge that families can be together forever. This knowledge is wonderful, it holds us responsible---it is for all eternity!

How I live my faith

One of the most unforgettable experiences of my Christian life has to do with my native town. Once I was assigned to organize a committee to give voluntary help to our local administrations by taking care of parks and other recreation areas. That was something new for me. That was an opportunity to share high moral standards which were lived in my family and among church members, with people around us, and to let them know that we are Christians, as we seek to accept invitation of the Lord to “serve our neighbor”. We found the right words, met with officials, and set dates for joint activities with our members. What a joy it was---to see all the families, youth and older people, united in their wonderful service to their native town! The work was well organized and was done joyfully. We constantly heard positive comments about the fact that one more area of their town was becoming cleaner and more attractive. Everyone was happy with the outcome! I have had an opportunity to teach young women in our ward. All of them have different character, upbringing and may be young, but have life experiences. It is a wonder to observe how the advice they receive in the lessons helps them to have greater self-esteem and to value themselves as unique personalities. Girls learn to love their families and to feel happy there. They develop their talents; deeply think about life’s goals and priorities. In their youth, the girls find strength to stay away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, from pornography and vulgar speech, from wasting time in social networks on the Internet. They dress modestly but tastefully, listen to good music, positively influence peers by their example. I am proud of success, achieved by these girls; admire their love for life, friendship and how confidently they go through life. These girls can achieve a lot in families and society.