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Hi I'm Julie Ann Lee

I was born and raised in Ohio and have lived there most of my life. I am a special education teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a member of the church all of my life. I love the gospel! I so appreciate the peace and direction the gospel gives me in my life. I am happily married and have three grown children. I have two degrees from Miami University in Ohio and teach special education at the same high school I graduated from. My kids graduated from there too! I enjoy reading, walking, and crosstitching. The gospel of Jesus Christ keeps me grounded and gives me hope for the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know Heavenly Father and his Son is Jesus Christ live. Mormon doctrine teaches that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are two seperate beings. That makes perfect sense to me. How could God send his Son if He was the Son? I was raised Mormon, but not in the traditional Mormon family. My parents divorced when I was six years old. My mom basically stopped going to church after that but she made sure the my brother,sister and I got to church. As I listened to the lessons on Sundays and attended the youth activies, I discovered that all the questions I had about life were answered. I was taught that I am a daughter of God and that I lived with Heavenly Father before I came here. I know that we are here to learn how to love and serve those around me. I also learned that when I die I will get to return to my Heavenly Father and report to Him what I've done with the time He gave me here. When I was 15 years old, I got down on my knees and prayed hard. I asked Heavenly Father if the doctrine I was being taught was true. It was a long, sincere prayer. As I knelt in my bedroom, I felt the Spirit of the Lord around me and I knew without a doubt that what I was being taught was true. Even after this great confirmation, I took a detour and did not attend church for a few years. I realized, thanks to good friends, that without the gospel my life was dark and I had no direction. I was looking for something that I already had! As I came back to the church, life became bright, happy and I knew exactly who I am, A DAUGHTER OF GOD! Knowing that gives me the courage to try my best to do what is right. As I've grown in the gospel, I have come to love the doctrine that famlies are forever. It makes perfect sense the Heavenly Father would have a great plan in place to allow families to stay familes forever. I can't imagine living forever without my family. What a great blessing!

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving as the Relief Society president in my ward. Relief Society is the oldest women's organization in the world! We have a great sisterhood. We love and serve each other in so many ways. Sometimes we help each other with our children, bring meals to families when they have a new baby or have an illness in the family. We will even take meals to a family when the Mom is out of town and the dad needs an extra hand! We laugh together, learn together and play together. We have activities a few times a year just for us women. We've learned about how to garden, sew, cook, exercise, and make crafts. We sometimes discuss good books we've read or teach each other a skill we have. As president, I have the privalege of serving families and women in various ways. I am blessed to visit sisters in good times and in bad. I help with homemaking skills, job skills, and try to minister to them when they are sad or just need a little "pick me up!" I also am the facilitator for the Teens for Christ group at the high school where I teach. This is a group of teens from many different religions. We talk about what we believe, discuss our favorite scriptures, and have guest speakers so we can learn more about religions that we are not familar with. We also carry out service projects for the community and school. I love serving others and find great joy in service. I continue to work on being a better servant of the Lord by serving others.

What is the Relief Society?

Julie Ann Lee
Relief Society is the oldest women's organizaton in the world. Every female member age 18 and up is a member of Relief Society. This society was created by Joseph Smith under the direction of Jesus Christ. The motto for the Relief Society is "Charity never faileth." This means that whenever anyone peforms an act of charity, they can never go wrong. Christ taught us to love everyone regardless of who they are, what they do or what they have (or not have.) we try our best to serve those around us who are in need. Relief Society also gives women the opportunity to learn about endless topics. Most importantly, women can come to understand that they are daughters of God and He loves them and wants them to be happy. Show more Show less