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Hi I'm Juliana

I'm a BYU student. I'm an Italy enthusiast. I'm a Canadian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Alberta, Canada and I've lived there my whole life until I moved down to Utah to study biochemistry at Brigham Young University. I have three sisters and even though we all don't live at home anymore, my family is still really close and we talk everyday. I love learning new things, reading literature, watching British TV dramas, analyzing classical music, learning about the history of India, doing chemical research at university, cooking and travelling around the world. In short, I just love life!!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up surrounded by people who are not members of our faith and who didn't know very much about it. Even though I grew up as an active member of the church, being a Mormon is a very personal decision. Being a member of this church brings me so much happiness and hope for the future. I know for myself, independent of anybody else, that Jesus Christ is my personal Saviour and Redeemer. I know He lived and died for me so that I might have the chance to live with my Father in Heaven again. I know that Joseph Smith restored His church to the earth and translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. Heavenly Father loves you and me and answers every prayer. Through prayer, I received undeniable confirmation that this church is true. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is such a huge part of me that it can't be separated from other areas of my life! My faith is who I am. I live my faith by going to church every Sunday, by going to our temples often, by praying everyday and by reading the scriptures to learn what God would have me do. I live my faith by trying to be a good person and by trying everyday to live the sort of life that Jesus Christ did. I try to find little ways to serve my family and my neighbours and make their lives easier because I know that's what Christ would do. As a member of the church that bears His name, I try my best to act like Him. I'm also currently a full-time missionary. serving for 18 months in the Cleveland, Ohio region to invite and help people draw closer to our Saviour Jesus Christ. I also serve at the Historic Kirtland Visitors Centre, where I lead visitors on tours through historical buildings and teach the history of our church!

What is the Book of Mormon?

Juliana
The Book of Mormon is an additional book of scripture. It stands in harmony with the Bible as a witness of Jesus Christ. In 600 B.C., before the city of Jerusalem was captured by the Babylonians, God commanded a prophet named Lehi to leave the city and together with his family, they went to the American continent. The Book of Mormon mainly contains the records kept by Lehi's descendants for the next several hundred years. It outlines pure truths that are simple enough for a little child to understand. Almost 2000 years later, a young man named Joseph Smith living in Palmyra, New York was given the assignment from the Lord to translate this record. It is known today as the Book of Mormon. I promise that reading this book and trying to live by what it teaches will certainly change your life for the better. It has made me a better student, a better friend, a better sister, a better daughter and a better person in general. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Juliana
Yes! Mormons are Christians. Everything in our religion points us towards Jesus Christ and teaches us to come unto Him and embrace what He taught! We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal son of God and that He came to earth as a humble baby. Throughout His earthly ministry, He performed many miracles, big and small, and showed us the way to live. He was perfectly obedient and committed no sins, but all the same, He took upon Himself the sins and pains of all mankind. He was beaten, scourged and crucified for each one of us because He loves us and He wants us to have the chance to return to live with our Heavenly Father again. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we worship Jesus Christ. He is at the center of our church and of everything we do in it. He is our Saviour, our Redeemer, our older brother, the Prince of Peace and He lives! Show more Show less