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Hi I'm Juliann

I grew up independant. I pushed through adversity, and continue to do so every day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a grateful daughter of a loving and ever merciful Father in Heaven! I am blessed to be a wife to a very loving and faithful man, after having such a cruel first marriage and a devastating divorce. I am a mother of two miraculous boys, who have been missing since 2009. I am a member missionary. I am a convert who came from a long road of searching! I love people, and LOVE to share my beliefs and my testimony! I am excited about the future and about becoming the person that my Heavenly Father would have me become. I have worked in almost every industry there is to work in, and touched just about every hobby. I have raced cars (stock and street), swapped engines, worked on commercial fishing boats (flounder, shrimp, and crab), long distance operator services, 411 (information) operators, retail, events performer, as a Disney performer, rotorcraft manufacturing, beverage distribution, trucking (transport), and in the Department of Corrections. I have counseled drug addicts in rehabilitation, as well as adolescents in need of a positive role model and mentor. Everyone has always known that they could turn to me if they needed someone to listen, or help finding an answer, or if they just needed a friend. Even strangers have walked up to me on the street and asked me why I was so happy, or if I could help them. I happily help, or bear my testimony to anyone in need.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents that were not very affectionate or loyal to their children. I was always considered a 'weakling' because I wanted to show affection and because I thought 'I love you' should be used regularly. At 16, I was put out on my own to figure out life. As a Type one diabetic (and a minor) life was everything BUT easy. I didn't understand why I was put in that situation; I just knew that I had to survive. I was raised Catholic, but I didn't feel connection or love at that church. Something inside me had testified of His love and mercy my whole entire life. One October evening, He showed me the way. I was 17 years old and was attending a church youth group's pumpkin patch. Up walked two young men in suits. We didn't even notice their name tags and titles. I helped them to their car with the pumpkins, when something started talking through me. All I could do was listen to what I was asking, and how they were answering. I knew these 2 young men had the answers my soul desperately searched for. Every lesson they taught was so sweet to my spirit, that my heart grew with excitement every day! I was baptized December 23rd of that year, and it was the BEST decision I have ever made! I've fallen a couple times since then, and learned some bittersweet lessons that have strengthened me and my testimony even further. I testify to you that your Father in Heaven loves you and wants you to return to Him. I also testify that He has restored the true gospel to the earth.

How I live my faith

My husband and I love finding ways to volunteer and to help those in need. We love working in the kitchens to provide hot meals to those who are homeless and displaced. I also love going to visit with those in the nursing homes, who may not get the companionship that their hearts desire. I always wish I had more time to give. I teach the 3 year olds at church on Sundays, and before that I was privledged enough to teach the 5-7 year olds. I love attending sacrament meeting and our classes/meetings on Sunday. I look forward to it all week long! I have so much to be thankful for. I am even thankful for all of the trials I have endured. They have strengthened my testimony, and increased my strength and faith.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Juliann
Nope. The love of Christ was extended to ALL, so our love is as well. Nothing fills us with more joy, than helping another Mormon or Non! And as for the church its self, it donates millions in cash every year plus all of the items that are donated as well, even to countries that are not predominately Christian. Missionary work is another service directed to mainly non-Mormons. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Juliann
Faith in Jesus Christ strengthens marriages because, if you have faith in Him, you will follow His gospel. If you're following His gospel, you will have the patience, faith, and perseverance needed to have a successful marriage. Being true to the gospel means you will be true to your spouse in all aspects of your relationship. It's so simple, but it'll bless your life and the lives of your family members throughout eternity. Show more Show less