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Hi I'm Julia McLaws

I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm a daughter, a friend and a traveler. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

For the next 18 months I will be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be serving in the England, Manchester Mission and will be spreading the gospel through the Mandarin, Chinese language. I have a love for adventures and especially traveling to places I haven't been before. I was blessed to be able to spend a semester in China as a volunteer, teaching English in elementary schools. There I discovered my love for China and the people there. I also love to read. I love that every time I read I learn something new. I love to learn, and love going to school. I received my Associate's in the Arts in December of 2014 and plan on continuing my education when I come home from my mission. I have an amazing and supportive family. I am the youngest of 5 kids, 3 of which are married. I have 5 nieces and 2 nephews, and I love spending time with them. My goals in life are to complete and return home from my mission honorably, get a degree in business, open my own bakery, and to get married and sealed in the temple. I love the Savior and this church with all my heart and will live my life in a way that will show my Heavenly Father how grateful I am.

Why I am a Mormon

Think about an organization, a club, or any sort of group that you are a part of. Why do you associate yourself with them? It's because you have a passion. It's because you feel right about what that group is an advocate for. It's because you believe in the cause. Well, the same goes for me and why I choose to be a part of this church. I have a passion for it. I feel right about what this church teaches. I believe. But, it also goes deeper than that. If you had assurance that the group you were apart of was 100% true, that they were 100% right, would you leave it? No. If you KNEW that something was true, and you KNEW it was right you would put your whole heart into it. I know that this church is under the direction of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I know they are true, and I know they are right. So, that's exactly what I'm doing. I'm putting my whole heart into it. Because I know that this church is true, I feel it a responsibility to share it with others. I don't want others to miss out on something so amazing, just because I was unwilling to stand up and open my mouth. This church has brought so much happiness and meaning to my life, and I want everyone to experience that feeling. There is a Savior who loves me, and He loves you just as much as He love me. He is there. He suffered so much pain so that we could be forgiven of the mistakes we have made, and that we are inevitably going to make. This gospel will give you meaning and happiness! I know my Savior lives. And I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life I have lived my faith by participating in Church and accepting the callings that I have been given. I have served in my church by being a leader over youth groups, by organizing visits to help struggling members, and also by teaching lessons during church. I have also lived my faith by trying to be an example no matter what circumstance I am in. Currently, I am living my faith by serving as a missionary, and teaching others what I know to be true.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Julia McLaws
The Lord has given us everything that we own, so giving the Church 10% is like giving a little bit back to the Lord. The Lord will pour his blessing upon us if we do what he has asked and He has asked us to pay 10% of our income. The money that we pay goes toward missionaries, building of Temples, and Church buildings, and helping members in need. So, really it helps you in the long run too. Show more Show less