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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a student of human nature. I'm a lover of beautiful things. I try to be a good friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My main loves in life are my little family, learning, and finding the places where I can do the most good. For me there are no greater joys than finding the perfect words, being close with my husband and daughter, and any moments where words would be too much.  

Why I am a Mormon

I love finding truth wherever it lies. For me, as I learned and grew and explored the world around me, it became obvious that the quest to find truth is the greatest pursuit, and all my searching has always lead back to the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I was born to member of the LDS church, and I was baptized when I was eight. My faith in the prophets grew, my testimony grew, and my happiness grew until the day I realized that the gospel, the good news, of Jesus Christ was a part of me--the best part. I truly believe that I am becoming the best person I can be as I try to live its principles. It hasn't been easy, and I haven't always loved the person I've been. But as I worked and prayed, striving to keep the commandments and be faithful, the Lord has blessed me and made something beautiful from my life.

How I live my faith

Service is at the heart of how a Latter-day Saint lives the faith. I serve in my congregation by teaching a class once a month in our women's organization or Relief Society. I teach from the scriptures, from the words of the prophets past and present, and from experiences of those we know. I also serve by being an active member of Relief Society. I enjoy being able to serve when called upon to bring help, comfort, and joy to others who are in need of lifting up. This helps me understand what the Savior has taught us when he asked us through his prophets to "lift up the heads which hang down, and the feeble knees." (Hebrews 12:12) I have a husband and baby daughter. We gather on Monday nights for Family Home Evening, and every night we read from the Book of Mormon and pray together. This brings peace, comfort, and together time for our little family.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Latter-day Saint or Mormon is like being part of a loving, connected, worldwide family. Wherever you go the church is still there, still the same. It means that you have brothers and sisters all around you no matter what. It means you're bonded together by the truth and happiness of living the principles of the gospel. It means that you'll always have access to the words of the prophets, and there will always be some one there to lift you up, and there will always be some one to serve. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are followers of Jesus Christ, and we are trying to live as he lived, in harmony, charity, and love with all our fellow people. We believe that each and every individual living on Earth is a child of God, and this is the reason that we believe that each and every person deserves the chance to hear the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the gospel of peace. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is a holy order of authority from God. It is the authority to act in God's name and with his power here on Earth. The priesthood is a blessing to all people: men, women, and children. God loves us so much that he even shares His holy power with to bless, to heal, and to protect. Show more Show less