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Hi I'm Rachelle

I grew up in Roseville, California. I graduated from college in Speech Pathology, I'm a dancer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated with my Bachelors in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University. While I hope to one day work in the field of Speech Pathology, I have a passion for dance and I know Heavenly Father has blessed me with the gift of dance so that I can share it with others. I have a dream of starting a non-profit dance organization that tours around the world. I want to teach children in third world countries how to express themselves through movement. I believe that God gives us talents so that we can share them with others and I know I am happiest when I am sharing my talents with God's children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church as my parents have both been members my whole life. In high school I found myself having to question the reason I was a member of this church and even more so in college when I was away from my family. At my high school staying away from parties that would involve alcohol was kind of unheard of. I began to be known for my "clean language" and abstinence from things like drugs, alcohol or immoral acts. I found myself getting to bear my testimony daily to other students at school as well as my teachers. When I went to college I had to find my testimony all over again as I could easily not go to church and my parents would never know. Every time I would walk to church I would think, "I don't have to do this right now, I could just turn around and walk home if I wanted to. Nobody would know." But I never did. My Heavenly Father has been there for me every step of the way in my life and I would never want to turn my back on Him, not because He needs me but because I need Him. The Book of Mormon has been a huge strength in my life. I love thinking about how that book has been preserved for many generations and I have the comfort of having it available to read every night. It amazes me that those prophets gave their lives to write the record they wrote. Joseph Smith gave his life protecting this book and living for it's teachings. I know I am not part of a church that gives their lives for a fairy tale. The stories we read in the Book of Mormon are real. Joseph Smith's life was real. Our prophet today and his apostles are real men that are dedicating their lives to the witnessing of Christ's life. This gospel allows me to be with my family for eternity. Knowing that I am sealed to my family for eternity is one of my greatest blessings. I love this gospel and how it has changed me as a person. It is true. That is all there is to it.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and participate in all of the meetings there. Church is a great way for me to remember my Savior and the covenants I made with Him at baptism. Going to church every Sunday helps me to feel rejuvinated and clean again and ready to start a new week.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Rachelle
We need a Savior because without one we would fail in this life. None of us are perfect beings but Jesus Christ is. Heavenly Father sent us to earth and provided a way for us to return to Him. That way was through Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ we would sin and have no way of repenting. If we could not repent, when we died and were judged Heavenly Father would have no choice but to send us to Hell because we did not deserve to live with Him. By Christ's infinite Atonement, we are able to repent of our sins. After Christ suffered in Gethsemane He became the Mediator between us and our Heavenly Father. Because of Christ's Atonement when we die and are judged, Christ will take upon our shortcomings and make up the difference for what we lack. Show more Show less