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Hi I'm Rachael.

I'm a daughter. I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a friend. I'm a piano teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom of two incredible children, one of whom has autism. I love music! I was in the marching band when I was in high school and I have tried to keep music a part of my adult life. I have music playing at my house almost constantly and I teach piano lessons. I also love to read!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answers all of my questions. The Mormon church teaches that God loves us, that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that the Bible is the word of God, and that we have additional scripture available to us. I'm a Mormon because this church is organized in the same way that Christ's church was organized in His day. I love that we have Prophets and Apostles. I also love that we do not have a paid clergy. I love that we work together to serve and teach each other.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in my congregation. My current calling/responsibility is to be the music chairwoman. I love choosing the music for Sunday services and arranging for special choral numbers. I fill in on the piano or organ when it's needed. I love that I am able to use my talents to help those around me! I also love our visiting teaching program. Women are organized in pairs of two and we go out and visit with other women from our congregation. We have opportunities to become friends with some amazing women that we might never have met otherwise. I have had prayers answered by my visiting teachers and I hope that I have been/will be able to answer someone's prayers through visiting teaching.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Rachael.
Mormons believe that we must be baptized. It is a requirement and a saving ordinance. Christ is our exemplar and we desire to be like him. We want to be baptized the same way that He was while he was on the earth. We find one having priesthood authority and that man will baptize us by immersion - meaning that the whole body must be completely submerged in water. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Rachael.
We believe in a God of justice. We also believe in a God of mercy. Christ payed the ultimate price for us when He took upon Himself all of our sins. We believe that He sets the conditions for us to be saved. We believe that we must have faith in Him, be baptized through proper priesthood power, repent when we have done wrong, and endure to the end. We believe in work, as well as grace. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes. Without Christ's atonement, none of us could be saved, but because of His ultimate sacrifice, we can repent and live with Him forever. We believe that we should do everything in our power to make wise choices, correct wrongs, and live righteously. And then, after all that we can do, Christ will make up the difference. Making up the difference is our definition of grace. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Rachael.
We do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Christ stands at the head of our church. It is through Joseph Smith that Christ reorganized His church on the earth today. We love and respect Joseph Smith, but we do not worship him. Show more Show less