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Hi I'm Julianne

I'm a soon-to-be missionary. I love this gospel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work at a local restaurant to earn money for a mission and for college. I recently graduated from high school and am preparing to be an adult. My career goals are to become a mom and a political journalist. I have been called to serve in the Chile Concepcion mission leaving in January 2018. I look forward to sharing the truths I love with others because they have brought me joy, direction, and peace.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes me happier and helps me to be a better person. I'm preparing to become a mother, and I love how much the LDS Church helps me improve the talents that I have so that I can be a good mother to my future children.

How I live my faith

I recognize God as my Eternal Father in Heaven who knows me and loves me, consistently. This knowledge gives me the desire to obey the commandments He gives, because I recognize them as direction from an all-knowing being who loves me and wants my eternal well-being. Following the teachings found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has given me a sense of optimism, both for my life and the world around me. Especially since there are so many troubling events occurring around the world and within nearby communities, the comfort and optimism I receive by knowing that there is an eternal plan for all of God’s children is priceless. Although I cannot answer any questions as to why events happen in the way they do, I can testify that I know that God has prepared an existence with greater happiness than I can imagine, and that I need to learn and grow to reach this happiness. Pain is the pathway to greater happiness and joy in the next life. This knowledge permeates my understanding of tragedy and provides a more eternal perspective.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. We believe that everyone on this earth are children of God, and so we want to help our siblings, regardless of religion. The Church encourages its members to serve those around us, as well as participating in the Humanitarian Services provided for those around the world in need, such as after tsunamis and earthquakes. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

The same way we come to know our physical fathers, only on a spiritual level. We can get to know Him by reading the scriptures, talk to Him by praying, and follow His counsel through the Commandments. In return, Heavenly Father can give us specific instruction that will help us with the individual challenges that we have through the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything! One song in particular that children in the Church learn really sticks out to me. You can find a recording of it here: https://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens-songbook/my-heavenly-father-loves-me?lang=eng. That song is so special to me because it reminds me of all the little things: the flowers, the sun, everything. Show more Show less