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Hi I'm Julie-Ann Nicholas

I was born in the States but grew up in the north of England and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family in a place were large families are not common but I love it! Growing up isn't easy and school was tough. I was the overweight kid that believed in God and there were not a lot of people who were like me. I didn't want to do some of the same things the other kids were doing. It was a lonely time. I found comfort in my faith and made it through high school - I survived! I went off to college and started to find my place. I found friends who accepted me for who I was. I studied Business and loved my studies. I grew in my faith of Jesus Christ and His gospel. I developed my love history, I am a history nut!! I find history helps me to understand the world and people better. I get so excited as I learn about past events and individuals. Some people like to holiday at the beach, but I love to experience new place and explore. I like to study the country's past and understand it's present. I want to look and read everything. I have been surprised at how my passion for history helps me professionally and personally. I'm grateful for my past, the good and the bad, as it has made my present and I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon! I was raised in the church but in a place were there were not many of us. I have had many experiences that have testified of the divinity of Christ and have created a desire to do His will. I love to History and that includes a study of other faiths. Through that study I have be inspired and motivated to try harder but I always feel that there could be more. I find that more when I study the Book of Mormon and listen to the words of living prophets. History informs us of our past to help us under stand the present but the human family has not stopped developing. We face new challenges every day and the past can help us meet those challenges but so do those present around us. The Bible and, even, the Book of Mormon are fountain of knowledge and help. I feel the spirit as I study these holy writings. I find inspiration and guidance. I find peace and direction through pray. I also find understand and direction for a living prophet that help me face the challenges we face today. I am grateful the Lord has not left us alone and the He loves us so much that he has restored His gospel to the earth so that we can receive very help possible to know His will and return to him. I am never alone or lost. I have the best guides possible. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love my faith. It has been a source of comfort and huge motivating power. I strive to do all the Savior would have me do. This desire has lead me on many different paths and to do God's work in many different ways. I have served within my local church as a teacher to children, youth and the women of my church. I have assisted the work of bringing souls to Christ, both locally and abroad. At the age of 25 I quit my job in England and left my family and friends to serve a mission for my church. I was assigned to serve in St. Louis, Missouri. I had some wonderful experiences. I would talk to people on the street about Christ. We would knock on people's doors seeking to share the joy we felt. I even spent time in a Catholic High School to share our message about the restored gospel and of Jesus Christ. That year and a half changed me and I am grateful. every day. for the wonderful opportunity it was.