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Hi I'm Julia Ray George

I am serving in the Richmond Virginia Mission. I love sharing the Gospel. I love being a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a return missionary. I served in Richmond, VA. I love music; listening, playing, or teaching it. I love being outdoors. Back home where I live there is beautiful mountain. I enjoy going up on it and exploring. Going on hikes, camping, four-wheeling, it is all so much fun. I was homeschooled for the last six years of my elementary education. I enjoyed having the freedom to study things like the Church History sites before visiting them or how thick ice should be before playing on it. I have a great desire to be a wife and mother. I love being around little ones. It makes my heart so full to be around them.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom became inactive during her teenage years. She married my dad who was rasied Catholic. When I was five my mom decided to start going back to Church and my dad would sometimes come to keep me and my little brother in check. Then we moved. When this happened my parents started having us go to the Mormon Church one week and then the Catholic Church the next. The missionaries in that area came over one day to ask if they could start teaching my dad. A little while later they did. My dad was baptized just before I turned eight and was able to baptize me. I was old enough at the time to recognize how life was before we had the Gospel in our home and how it was after. My family has progressed so far since then. This and praying to know for myself has taught me that this Gospel is something I want to have in my daily life.

How I live my faith

At Church I play the piano for the children. I love this calling and it has helped me to further my ability to play the piano. I try my hardest to live and love the Gospel. Being able to have something so precious is absolutely amazing to me. I am thrilled with the opportunity I have to share this with others. Life is to be lived and the Gospel, when I am applying it to my every day life, is helping me to live life to the fullest. Such as when I read my scriptures and say my prayers in the morning I am a much more loving and patient sister. I have three younger siblings and I am learning to have unconditional love for them and to forgive them easily. Another thing that I have really applied to my life that is a Gospel principle is spending quality time with my family. Being homeschooled I have a lot of opportunity to spend time with them, but I'm not always actively engaged in what we are doing. I have tried to take the time to listen to my family and to spend uninterrupted time with them. It is pretty neat how much I learn from and about my family members while I'm strengthening my relationship with each of them. Putting your life on hold for 18 months is not easy, but being able to bring the hope and joy I have in my life to others, is worth every hard thing I may go through while out here.