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Hi I'm Juliann

I grew up in Utah. I was born in the church and continue in the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to draw, read and work. After High School I went to Snow College in Ephraim Utah and lived in an apartment with seven other girls. After a full year I came back home and started work at Nike and Fossil.

Why I am a Mormon

It is so simple to me. I have a loving Heavenly Father who sent me here because he knew I could do it. I knew, and he knew that I would be faced with temptation, and sorrow. But through the power of the Atonement I could continue to grow and reach my full potential. There was a time were I was not a happy person. I had no friends and there was trouble at my home. My thoughts were dark, I was lazy, my heart was heavy ( I felt it physically.) and I cried often. Because I was brought up in the church, I knew I had a loving Heavenly Father, but I had not yet asked for it. I did not have a testimony yet. One year at Girls Camp, when it was the last night and it was time to share our testimonies if we wanted to, I was watching all of the older girls stand up and share. I thought to myself. "I want that, I want to have that faith." While another girl was bearing her Testimony, I prayed. I was surrounded by girls, sitting on a log in the middle of a forest, praying harder than I had ever before. I begged for a testimony. In the middle of my prayer, my heart was lifted. I literally felt a strong, powerful, loving feeling in my heart. I hunched over and put my hands over my heart, crying. In that moment I had NO doubt that I was feeling the love and light of Jesus Christ. When the feeling went away, I felt light and joyful. It gave me something to work for. I know that if I do what is right and I follow the commandments I will be in the presence of my Heavenly Father, and I will know that pure love again. I want to share this feeling so badly. I know what it is to deal with depression. I want to help others and bring them to Christ.

How I live my faith

I have lived my whole life in the church and I love it. Each Sunday I go to my church with family and friends. In High School, when going to church I was able to interact with girls my own age, that I otherwise wouldn't have known. The popular, the quiet, the outgoing, it didn't matter and we all learned and grew our testimonies together at church. We also had meetings with the older and younger girls, and we could see their examples One of my favorite things was Girls Camp, every year during summer all of the girls in the entire stake got together, and camped for 3-4 days. We went on hikes and learned safety, and on the last night we would all gather around the fire and share our testimonies. I loved Girls Camp so much that I begged to be an assistant the year I was too old to go, and was able to go again to help with the leadership. When I was at college I was called, or assigned, to be the second councilor in the Relief Society. The Relief Society is where all the older women meet together to teach one another, make plans to serve, and support the community. This calling was, at the time, a stretch for me because I was not a outgoing person. But I grew in that calling, and while I was not the perfect public speaker or conversationalist, I learned to really love the women I was serving. Now that I am home, I occasionally teach my Mother's class, which is the nine year old class. The last time I taught them we were talking about how Jesus gathered his Disciples.