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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my wonderful husband for nearly 7 years. I work as an administrative assistant and marketing director in a small office supply company. I come from a very loving and supportive family and have many wonderful and unique friends. When I was growing up, I was one of the only Mormons in my school and my knowledge and belief in the restored Gospel helped me through many trying and heartbreaking challenges. I love to read, watch movies, take pictures, do crafts, and currently, I am trying my hand at painting. My husband and I love to hike, jeep, and travel as well as doing volunteer work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, but I have found that just because you're raised a Mormon, doesn't mean that you don't still have the "conversion" experience. For me, it has been more of a series of conversion moments. I can remember when I read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and received the answer that it's true. I can remember the moment when I found that temples are truly the house of God. Most recently, I have witnessed how paying my tithing has opened the doors of Heaven to pour blessings upon me and my husband as we struggled to find work and make ends meet. But most importantly, I can testify that in the moments when I have felt in complete and utter despair, I could feel the love of my Savior envelope and comfort me as nothing ever has. I know He lives. He is my Savior, son of the living God and head of this Church.

How I live my faith

Currently, my husband and I teach the 6-7 year old children. I am also a visiting teacher and visit some wonderful women in my area. I have been, in recent years, an assistant cubmaster and den leader and truly enjoyed the scouting program.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A ward/stake/branch is are the channels in which the Church sees and determines the needs of and cares for its members. Each ward/stake/branch is presided over by a group of priesthood holders who report the needs to the people over them. A ward/stake/branch also serves to teach, inspire, and guide the members of the Church. For me, my ward is like a family. Everyone loves and cares for each other, sincerely wanting the best for their spiritual brothers and sisters. Show more Show less