Hi I'm Rachel
I'm a convert. A college student. And I'm a Mormon :
I'm currently a college student majoring in Nursing. I'm a convert and joined the church 2 years ago on November 7th, 2009. I'm the only member in my family. It was the absolute best decision i've ever made. I'm super close to my family and love spending time with them. I love to read my scriptures and I strive daily to become more like my Heavenly Father. I know with my whole heart that this is the true church upon the earth today and that it is set up exactly how Jesus Christ established it when he walked the earth. I know my Savior loves me, so much so that he gave his life for me, so that I could return to live with him and Heavenly Father. I'm so grateful for the restoration of the church and that we have a living prophet on this earth today to lead and guide our church by authority given to him from Heavenly Father. This gospel has changed my life and inspired me to be even better than I thought I could be. I love knowing that through the sealing power of the temple I can be with my family for all eternity. I'm blessed with an amazing ward who have supported me so much these past 2 years. I'm currently the secretary in primary and learn so much from the sweet spirits that surround me every Sunday. I pray that absolutely everyone can come to know of this gospel and experience the peace it brings.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I know the truth it contains. I made a huge decision to join this church even though my mom was completely against it, and I would not have done that if I wasn't 100% sure that it was true. All the teachings of the Church are so powerful and helpful. I took discussions for almost 2 years before I could get baptized, and waiting that long was definitely hard because I wanted to follow Heavenly Father's plan and be a member so badly. It was definitely worth the wait. This gospel holds so many amazing things. I love knowing that when the right guy comes along I can be sealed to him for time and all eternity in the temple and have an eternal family. I'm so grateful to know that Heavenly Father knows me personally and loves me for who I am. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that he devoted himself mind,body, and spirit to translating the Book of Mormon and re-establishing God's church back on the earth. Theres power in the Book of Mormon, it can change your life completely, I know, because it changed mine.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to be the best example to my family and friends. Because none of my family are members of the church I try and be an example to them by praying with them and talking to them about the amazing things i'm learning. I study the scriptures every morning and night to gain more knowledge of Heavenly Father's plan. I pray every day for my family to come to know and accept the gospel one day. I strive to be a virtuous light in a world that tells people that darkness is ok.