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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a teacher and a mother. I love to serve children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I feel strongly about humanitarian work, especially those that benefit children. I became a teacher because I wanted to make an impact on children's lives for the better. I love to write and enjoy reading the wit and inspiration of others. I also enjoy singing and listening to great musicians. I became a mother almost two years ago and it has been a life altering event. If I felt strongly about children's rights before, it has only intensified ten-fold with the birth of my daughter. I feel being a mother is a way to strengthen future generations but also to be a living, working advocate for children and the love they should all receive.

Why I am a Mormon

There are so many religions to choose from, even within the context of Christianity. Although I have profound respect and admiration for many non-Christian religions, I always knew that the Savior existed and that he was my redeemer. As such, I knew I could never move away from Christianity. But to choose even within that category is overwhelming. I was blessed to be born into a family who believed in and lived as Mormons. My mother was a convert, and I believe her faithfulness and conviction played a profound role in my belief. Even still, there have been times where I have questioned, looked deeper, and probed into my true feelings as to whether Mormonism really had the truth. Months, even years, rolled by and still I was looking and seeking. One evening, as knelt in prayer, a feeling of truth and conviction came upon me that I could not deny. It was deep within me, and I felt it was an older part of my soul testifying of the truth that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was where Christ would have me be. It is His gospel that we preach, and it is His gospel that I try to live.

How I live my faith

One aspect of my religion that I can never replace elsewhere is the service opportunities is provides. Through participating in my faith, I have taught children, youth, and women. There have been countless service projects and people pulling together to make an impact that I never could have alone. This outlet for service has not only given me a way to focus my energies and passions, but has taught me how to incorporate it in my day to day life. As I try to exemplify my Savior, Jesus Christ, I see how he was a living example of constant service and compassion. I want that to be my goal in life, and my faith has helped me work towards that goal.