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Hi I'm Julie Hatch

I am a wife, a mother of three, and a teacher.

About Me

I have a blended family. I home school my daughter with the support of a private LDS-based school that supports home school families. I have the pleasure of also teaching at this private school. My daughter is in my class. I enjoy the fine arts, inspiring music reading, writing and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

In my search for truth, I have received my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that my Redeemer lives and loves me. I know that we have Heavenly Parents who are mindful of us and love us. I will forever be indebted to my Savior for the gift of his atonement in my life. I have read the Book of Mormon. I received a confirmation of the truths contained inside this book. It is truly a book for our time. I have witnessed miracle upon miracle...too many to count...in my life and in the life of my family members and friends. He lives. He loves us. I feel such a sweet feeling of peace when I listen to the prophets and follow their divinely inspired counsel. Mother Teresa once said that "we are all here to walk each other home." I know that as we serve one another, we draw close to the Lord. God doesn't punish us with trials. He blesses us through trials. There must be opposition in all things in order to learn and grow. He knew this. Because Adam and Eve partook of the fruit, we were given agency and because of the atonement we are able to return and live with God again. I am grateful to Joseph Smith for the sacrifices that were made in order to restore Christ's church here on earth. My testimony grew line upon line, precept by precept. Truths were revealed to me in God's perfect timing and perfect ways. I am grateful for my testimony. In this day and age where New Age philosophy is so widely accepted, I take comfort in knowing and understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ and worshiping Him as my Savior and Redeemer. I am grateful to a loving Father in Heaven who sacrificed His son so that we may be cleansed from sin and experience the perfect love of our Father through our Savior.

How I live my faith

Missionary work comes so naturally to me and maybe it's because my own father was a convert. He joined the church in his early 20's. My mother was baptized and then her parents divorced. She never went back to church but remembered the primary songs. When the missionaries knocked on their door, my parents were newlyweds and they ended up getting baptized. I always longed to serve a mission not realizing that my mission would be within my own family. I have a blended family. My husband is a convert (at the age of 59) and is twenty-five years my senior. He was born and raised in the Church of England. I was inactive when I met him and had been for three years. Being born and raised in the church, I was seeking my own testimony when I met him. I visited many churches, researched many books, and had discussions with many people. I missed the peace I felt at the temple and one day asked my future husband if we would like to accompany me to the Las Vegas temple grounds. As we talked, he interrupted me and told me that he felt like he wanted to cry. I knew it was the Spirit confirming to him that he was on sacred ground. He wanted to know more and was soon thereafter baptized. After joining the church he poured himself into family history and found literally thousands of names of family members; many of whom we were able to do the work for. My own children from my previous marriage took missionary lessons. One was baptized.