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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Asian-American currently in my last semester of school, studying as a double major and minor in actuarial science, English, math, and econ (respectively). Four months ago, I married my best friend and have never been happier. I love modern and post-modern poetry; baking pies, cupcakes, cakes, and muffins; and eating them, of course. I love classical music, indie, and folk (I always bake to music). I enjoy rock climbing, running, swimming, and aspire to learn soccer (once my husband teaches me).

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents joined the Church when they were young, so I was raised as a Mormon. When I was in my teens, I began questioning my own testimony, and whether or not all I had been taught was true. When I was young, I did not feel that I received answers to my prayers or that I learned very much from reading the Book of Mormon. However, looking back, I know that only because I continued to both pray and read the Book of Mormon--essentially, because I never gave up--I have come to truly believe in Christ. Only a few years ago, when I felt I was at both spiritual and emotional low points, did I discover that I knew that my father in heaven loved me; only then did I also realize how powerful that love was. As I continue to read the Book of Mormon and Bible, pray night and day, and attend church and the Mormon temples, I am strengthened every day in knowing how being a Mormon allows me to be a better person and allows me to become closer to God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the every day things that I talked about before: reading my scriptures, studying the words of our Church leaders, praying continually, and attending both church and the Mormon temples. I also serve by playing the organ for church. I love it.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are just like other women! We are hard-working and educated. Though there are several people who believe Mormon women are oppressed, it is only because we believe that though men and women are equal, they are different. We acknowledge the fact that men and women have different qualities, strengths, and weaknesses; we do not impose this assumption on every man and every woman, but we understand that men and women are naturally inclined to various roles. As a Mormon woman, I have certainly wondered about certain policies the Mormon Church enforces. Though I do not understand all of them, I have never felt that the policies have inhibited my progression or desires. Show more Show less