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Hi I'm Julia

I grew up in a multicultural family in Utah with experiences that made me culturally aware and globally astute. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love multicultural dancing from the South Pacific, music that touches the soul, meaningful books and stories, beautiful scenery, the mountains, beach, traveling, nice people and most of all, my husband and family. I am married to a wonderful man who loves the Lord and honors his priesthood. We have never had the opportunity to have a family, although I hope to be a mother one day. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Special and Elementary Education and continued my graduate studies at Utah State University where I finished another degree in Speech Pathology. By choice, I work part-time as a school and medical speech therapist so that I can work from home part of the time as a reservations agent for a growing airline company. I have one of those unique names that is constantly changing. Some people call me Jules, Jul, Julie, Mrs. P or Sister P, but most people call me Julia.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a Maori (Polynesian), Scottish, Welsh and English heritage through the lineage of both of my parents. My birth father was a convert to the church and my mother and stepfather both come from strong Latter Day Saint families where service to their fellowmen were always a big part of their daily lives. I have been an active and faithful Latter Day Saint (LDS) member all my life. Its a way of life for me and I cannot imagine my life with out the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it has shaped me into the person I am today. I know the principles of the gospel to be noble and true and that we as a faith will never be lead astray as God is always in charge. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know we have a prophet on earth today that leads and guides us and receives revelation from God. I know the Holy Ghost, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are three distinct beings that are involved in the smallest of details in our lives. We can communicate with them through prayer and listen to that still, small voice in order to receive personal guidance in our lives.

How I live my faith

Service in my faith has always been a part of my life since the time I was a youth in high school. I have always been surrounded by great examples of service though my family and other church members in every community I have lived in. I have worked with children, youth and adults as a teacher and leader and love to serve others as it gives me a greater sense of satisfaction, purpose and meaning in life. I had the opportunity to travel and share the gospel to people from all over the world as an ambassador and dancer in the former Lamanite Generation showcase group at Brigham Young University and as a village guide and theater dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center while I attended Brigham Young University-Hawaii for nine months. I also had the privilege of traveling with other single adults to the church historical sites in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Palmyra, New York. I was able to see firsthand the places that inspired the coming of the Book of Mormon, the organization of the church and its auxiliaries and various scriptural revelations. In addition, I had the opportunity to live in New Zealand for five years during the first part of my married life and grew to love the people I served through professional, community and church leadership positions. Through my life experiences I have come to know my Savior Jesus Christ in a way that is very personal. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ, that he lived, died and was resurrected so that we could have the Atonement in our lives. I am grateful for the Atonement that enables us to return back to the presence of our Savior Jesus Christ and receive eternal life, the greatest gift known to mankind.