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Hi I'm Yuliya Zhyrnova

I am a daughter of God. I'm Ukrainian. I like music and sports. I – am happy. I am a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Yuliya Zhyrnova. I was born in Moscow, Russia. However, I have lived most of my life in the beautiful and interesting city of Odessa, Ukraine, near the Black Sea. I have a fabulous family, with a beautiful and amazing mother, a clever and courageous brother, two talented and cheerful younger sisters, and one friendly dog. I love playing the piano, and participating in most sports (dancing, running, tennis, football, basketball and others). I also enjoy shopping, fashion, and travel. Much of my free time is used for reading good books. I served an eighteen month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Novosibirsk Russian mission. It was wonderful! My dreams for the future include learning to play the violin, becoming a photographer, and learning to surf.

Why I am a Mormon

More than 10 years ago,I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS.My reason for joining is because I know God lives and that He has a plan.He loves us.He created this world for us to learn and have joy and then return to Him again.I believe that Jesus Christ came to earth and took upon himself the sins of all people,if they would repent.I believe that God restored the Church through the Prophet Joseph Smith,who,under divine direction, translated the Book of the Mormon.I believe that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are the scriptures which answer questions such as,where we came from,why we were born on earth,and what happens after death?From my heart, I testify that The Church of Jesus Christ is unique in that it represents God's Kingdom here on earth,it possesses priesthood power and the force to act for God,and is directed by a living prophet and twelve apostles.This church makes it possible to find completeness of the gospel and to follow the Savior through baptism,and the gift of the Holy Ghost.A church where doctrines about eternal marriage and family geneology are an important part of our existence.This is a very important message which a person should hear.This message has changed my life.I invite all men everywhere,to read the Book of Mormon,to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God,the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ,if the book is true.Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of it's truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost.Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world,that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last days,and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the earth,preparatory to the second coming of the Messiah.I received a firm answer to this prayer,which came as an internal feeling of peace and rest.

How I live my faith

To be a member of this Church is my lifestyle, not just a Sunday duty. I know my life wouldn't be the same without it. I try to conduct a good and healthy lifestyle, be diligent in my work, and to help others. I spend a great deal of time with my family enjoying such family traditions as family home evenings on Mondays, family dinners, games, and so on). Jesus Christ, takes a central place in my life. Everyday I try to become more like Him by, improving my character and habits,and realize the value of being a daughter of God. As it says in The Articles of Faith of our Church ... "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul--We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things".