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Hi I'm Julianne

I'm a dancer. I love the outdoors. I have Raynauds, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the bay area and moved up to a small town near Yosemite when I was 4. I did gymnastics and iceskating at a younger age, but quite because not enough money and I found out I had raynauds syndrome (when my fingers turn purple because not enough blood circulation). I found a love for animals and decided to study biology as I entered my years in college. I also found a love for volunteering with children especially those who have mental or physical disabilities. I have had a good time in college, but have suffered through the loss of two dear friends and the spiritual lose of a brother and another friend. I have felt pain, I have gone through times where I felt that I must have been the only one with the hardships, but Jesus won't let me forget that he is always there and that I am not alone in my struggles.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because my family brought me up in the mormon religion. I am still a mormon today because I have a love for the gospel this church teaches. I know it to be true deep within my heart and there is no reason for me to ignore that feeling. I love the peace and joy it gives to me and I enjoy the people I meet as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by remembering the Lord in the decisions that I make everyday. I keep him in mind as I go about my day and try to behave the way that he would want me to. I go to my church every sunday and make sure to participate and not just be there. I see everyone as a child of God that was put on this earth for a reason. I make sure to participate in service activities when I can. I don't only share the words of Christ, I live them.

What is being a Mormon like?

Julianne
It is one of the greatest blessings I could have. I've learned that my family can be together forever through the Plan of Happiness that our Heavenly Father has made for us in this life. Though it can be difficult at times to live within a world where people act differently then I do and temptations can be strong, I know my standards, I have set goals for myself, and I will be steadfast in what I believe. I also feel very close to my Savior, Jesus Christ, because I know he loves me and listens to my prayers. He knows what is in my heart and he wants to help me. He has already suffered the pains of the world, so I know that no matter what I am going through, he is always there for me. Being a Mormon, I feel his unwavering love for me and I know that he will always stand by me through trouble, doubt, fear, and happiness. Even when I have done wrong he is still there by me encouraging me to repent and come unto him. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Julianne
For me, it is a peace of mind. I feel calm and collected when I read the scriptures and I grow closer to my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ as well as God our Eternal Father. Reading the scriptures can also help answer questions you may have. Though I can't remember a specific time, I do remember opening the my Book of Mormon and reading a verse that answered the question I have been asking myself about whether I should serve a mission or not. That answer was clear because I of the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Julianne
Faith is belief (or hope) in something that can not be seen but which is true. Just like no one has seen Jesus, yet people believe that he is there because there have been examples of his power and his love on the earth today. "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things, therefore, if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true" ( Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21). Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Julianne
No! Mormons do not practice polygamy in these days, though there are times in the Bible where the Lord commanded his people to practice plural marriage. Also, the Lord commanded some of the early Saints of the church to practice polygamy because there numbers of widows was to great and they needed a male figure to take care of them and the children. At that time, it was what the Lord commanded, but it is no longer practiced with in the church today. Show more Show less