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Hi I'm Rachel

I always have a song in my head. I often forget where I am and start dancing to it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 24-year old college student, majoring in History. I'm going either get a masters in education and teach history to high school students, or get a doctorate in History and become a college professor. I love writing, and I love learning about the world around me. I have five sisters, that I love very much. It's a lot of fun to have so many sisters, and I'm the second oldest. I've just learned French, and I'm always yearning to practice. I love books and literature, and I love getting to know new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be born into a strong Mormon family. My parents are an amazing example of love and endurance, and have been a true example of my savior to me. I did have my moments of rebellion, but I can't say there was a true moment in my life that I didn't believe the Church was true. I have studied the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the teachings of President Monson, the Quorum of the Twelve apostles, and other authorities in the Church. 2 Nephi 2:25 says Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy. My active membership in my church makes me happy, I love the other members, and I love that the Church is member-run. I believe that every good thing leads me toward my Savior Jesus Christ, and I know that The Book of Mormon, the Bible, and teachings of living prophets lead me toward Him. I am grateful that I've always had the Mormon Church to help me through my struggles. I have worked through some very dark, hard moments in my life, and the Temple and my Savior, as well as endurance from some wonderful members who took an interest, have not only helped me through those times, but helped me understand the need for fellowship and working together to come close to Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a Visiting Teacher, and have Visiting Teachers myself. We work with other sisters in our local Wards, and just visit each other. We usually share a spiritual message, and work with one another, lending an ear to listen, or hands to help.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

I have never met a pink Mormon, but I don't believe that's due to any restriction, I just think there aren't many pink people. No there is not. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Study it out, read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, the teachings of Thomas S. Monson, the quorum of the twelve apostles, Joseph Smith, and our leadership. Visit the Church, ask questions. The best thing you can do is study it first, and then honestly pray to our Father in Heaven to know if the teachings are true. James 1:5 says "If any of you seek wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." Answers don't always come quickly, prayer and study come hand in hand. It is hard to receive answers without a little bit of effort even after we ask on our own part. I'm personally a little hard-headed and stubborn, and so most of the answers to my prayers come after I've asked a couple of times, and always while I'm studying my Scriptures. I know that if you ask your Heavenly Father, he will give you the correct answer, our God does not lie to us. He would rather we question and seek true knowledge, than follow with ignorant obedience. Show more Show less