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Hi I'm Jules

I'm from Texas. I love sports and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of eleven--9 older brothers and my sister and I are the last two. I grew up playing soccer. I love playing sports and being outdoors. I recently got a mountain bike and have been enjoying riding on trails. I also grew up playing the flute. I have a deep passion for music--playing it and listening to it. I love ASL; I've taken a few classes and I'm currently teaching my baby to sign. I hope it can be a part of my family always. I love making things weather it's sewing, crocheting, woodwork, house decorations, and so on, I love staying busy. I have recently gotten into being out in the garden--I feel great being out in the sun and pulling weeds is quite rewarding!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family. We went to church every Sunday and participated in any church activities during the week. I never had an "Aha" moment of when I realized I knew the church was true; it was something I just always knew was right; it felt right, it made sense, I was always happy when I was involved, and everyone I knew that was involved was happy. I do remember one night in particular when I was reading the Book of Mormon. I was reading in 1 Nephi about the dream that Lehi had late at night when I was 12 or 13 years old. It wasn't the first time I had read the passage, or the first time I had heard the story--I was very familiar with it. But this time when I was reading I really wanted to know for myself what Lehi and Nephi knew and saw. So I got on my knees and prayed. I was too timid to ask God for a vision of what they saw, so instead I just told Him that I knew full well that I could absolutely see what they saw if I were to just ask. Right then and there. There wasn't anything that I was more sure of. I felt very strongly that God heard me. He knew what I was reading. He knew the thoughts I was thinking. And I absolutely know that He was willing to give me the same experience that Nephi and Lehi had, but I decided against it. Instead I told Him that with or without a vision, I knew it was true. All of it. I am a Mormon and follow God's gospel because I have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. He is completely aware of me and is involved in my everyday life. I often ask myself, "How could I not dedicate my life to Him after all I have been given?"

How I live my faith

Recently I was involved with teaching the 12 and 13 year old girls in Sunday school and once during the week for a youth group activity. I LOVED every minute of it! I have recently been asked to be a Scout leader with my husband. We will be teaching the Webelos (10 year old boys). I'm excited to get to know the boys in our group and participate in the various Scouting activities. Every month I visit two ladies in my ward in order to bring a spiritual message to them and get to know them as well. It's a great program that builds life-long friendships and ensures everyone is taken care of. I also participate in our church choir.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon has had a wonderful effect on my life. Both my parents were members of the church when I was born so I've always been a member, but I can definitely notice the positive influence that being an active member has had on my life even without experiencing a life without it. Every time I've moved to a new place I've never had to worry how I would meet people; I can meet new friends at church within a week of moving. When I was dating a lot of my non-Mormon friends criticized that I didn't date long enough before finding my husband and getting married and that was a typical "Mormon" thing to do. But I didn't need years of dating the same person to really find out what kind of a man he was; he was a Mormon that went to all of his church meetings and just by knowing that I knew that we already had so much in common as far as life goals and standards go. Being a Mormon most of the time means that you have the same lifestyle as the people that you go to church with--or at least you're all trying to achieve the same end goal, which is bettering yourself through serving others and trying to do God's will so we can live with Him again when this life is over. Being a Mormon is not just a Sunday facade, it's a way of life that changes people. Show more Show less